PhD Scholars

Ross is the birthplace of modern accounting research. Our PhD Program continues to build on this tradition by developing the next generation of academic leaders who will produce work of lasting importance at the nation’s top research-orientated universities.

The Ross PhD Program in Accounting is also well-known for its emphasis on close faculty-student interaction. We only admit two or three students each year — fostering joint research and ensuring a highly collegial environment. We currently have 10 students in the program.

Current Students

  • John Aland
  • Andrea Down
  • Reginald Edwards
  • Mailyn Fernandez
  • Ruby Lee
  • Jerry Mathis
  • Ryan McDonough
  • Nayana Reiter
  • Maddy Thompson

Recent Graduates

  • 2016   Christina Synn, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2015   Jason Chen , University of Illinois Chicago
  • 2015   Randall Hucks, Eastern Michigan University
  • 2015   Jordan Schoenfeld, University of Utah
  • 2014   Brad Hendricks, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2013   Emmanuel De George, London Business School
  • 2013   Jeff Hoopes, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2013   Tianshu Qu, Nanyang Technology University
  • 2012   Beth Blankespoor, Stanford University
  • 2011   Ken Merkeley, Cornell University
  • 2011   Nemit Shroff , MIT
  • 2010   Michael Minnis, University of Chicago
  • 2010   Gwen Yu, Harvard University

Ross PhD students are truly involved in the life of the program, providing great experiences and bringing energy to the faculty. That relationship is at the heart of our PhD experience, and I believe it is unique among accounting programs. As an alumnus of the program, I remember my student experience as more than just a set of classes; it was an apprenticeship into being a scholar.

Greg Miller, Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Director of the Paton Accounting Center