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Ehsan H. Feroz, Ph.D., CFE, CGFM

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Carleton University
Certified Government Financial Manager (Active)
Certified Fraud Examiner (Active)
iTech Fellow Certificate (Active)


Ehsan H. Feroz is a Professor of Accounting and Member of the Graduate Faculty. He served as the Director of the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program at the Milgard School of Business (2016-2020). He previously taught accounting at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and Duluth; Baruch College of the City University of New York; and the State University of New York at Buffalo. His teaching interests are mainly in the areas of financial accounting, forensic accounting, international accounting, financial statement analysis, and management control systems. In addition to serving several thousands of students in classrooms, Dr. Feroz has formally supervised seven doctoral students as a member of their dissertation or comprehensive examination committees, 28 master's students as supervisors of their MBA/MS/MAcc theses or field projects, and 12 Undergraduate Research projects, including two Global Honors Theses. His supervisees have been placed with public accounting firms, corporations, government and non-profit organizations, and major research universities.

Dr. Feroz's published papers have appeared in top tier refereed academic journals such as The Accounting Review ; Journal of Accounting Research ; Accounting, Organizations and Society ; Accounting Horizons ; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting ; Journal of the Operational Research Society ; and IEEE Transactions.

He published several lead articles that impacted the disciplinary thought processes through numerous academic follow-up studies (citations) in accounting and finance, practice, and subsequent legislative enactments. Especially, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 704 Study of Enforcement Actions was preceded by the seminal findings of Feroz, Park and Pastena, "The Financial and Market Effects of the SEC's Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases, Journal of Accounting Research, Vol 29, Supplement 1991, pp. 107-142.

Current Research

  • Textual Analysis of the SEC's Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases (AAER)
  • Governance of Financial Reporting (FASB/SEC)
  • Corporate and Nonprofit Governance.
  • Institutional Theory

Academic Service

  • Chaired 18 Milgard School of Business/UW Tacoma shared governance committees in addition to serving on numerous other committees.
  • Served on the U.S. Comptroller General's Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards, 2002-2009

Editorial/Review Board Memberships

  • Co-Editor, The International Journal of Accounting (U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2015)
  • Review of Accounting and Finance (U. Illinois Chicago/SDSU, 2001-present)
  • International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting (2008-present)

Ad hoc reviewer for academic journals

  • The Accounting Review (AAA)
  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (AAA)
  • Issues in Accounting Education (AAA)
  • Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management (U. Southern California)
  • Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (NYU)
  • Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (U. Maryland)
  • Advances in Public Interest Accounting (CUNY Baruch)
  • Critical Perspectives in Accounting (CUNY Baruch/U. Alberta)
  • Omega

External reviewer of promotion and tenure dossiers

  • State University of New York at Albany, associate professor of accounting, 2012
  • Rutgers U. Camden, full professor of accounting, 2009
  • Syracuse U. (Ph.D. granting), full professor of accounting, 2005
  • McMaster U. (Ph.D. granting), two dossiers for full professors of accounting, 2005
  • Temple U. (Ph.D. granting), associate professor of accounting, 2002
  • Kent State U. (Ph.D. granting), full professor of accounting, 2001
  • Rutgers U. Camden, associate professor of accounting, 2000

Honors and Awards

• Among the top 7% of the ResearchGate Authors by Total Research Interest Score (September 7, 2020).
• In the Top 10% of Authors on SSRN by All-Time Downloads (September 7, 2020)
• Ranked 18th among the SSRN Top 1500 Accounting Authors by # of papers (4/01/2018)
• Among the top 5% of accounting authors based on the 2015 Brigham Young University Accounting Citations Rankings for the period, 2005-2014
• Co-Editor of the Special Issue on the Innovative Applications of Data Envelopment Analysis to Accounting and Finance, Review of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2013
• U.S. Association of Government Accountants’ (AGA) 2010 Cornelius Tierney/Ernst & Young Research Award formally recognizing “individuals who throughout their careers (minimum of 15 years) have made continuous contributions to governmental financial management by their direct participation in research activities…”
• One of “The Ten Most Cited Papers in the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting: The First Five Years” Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting: (AAA), Vol. 6, 2009, pp. 1-3
• Among the top 20% of accounting authors publishing in the top five accounting journals over the past half and century: 1959-2008 (
• Who’s who among America’s Teachers, 2007 which "honor(s) a select 5% of our nation's teachers"
• Emerald Literati Network 2006 “Highly Commended Award” for the co-authored paper, “Performance Measurement in Corporate Governance: Do Mergers Improve Managerial Performance in the Post-Merger Period,” (with S. Kim and R. Raab), Review of Accounting and Finance, 4(3), 2005, pp. 86-100
• US Comptroller General’s Certificate of Commendation for dedicated services on the Comptroller General’s Advisory Council, 2005
• Profiled in the One Thousand Great Americans, 2005
• Honorary member, Beta Gamma Sigma, University of Minnesota, Duluth Chapter, inducted in 2002
• Special Project Associate of the Vice Chancellor of UMD (one faculty per year was chosen for this leadership position), 1995
• Invited participant, Journal of Accounting Research Conference, 1991


  • American Accounting Association, Sarasota, Florida (Life membership)
  • Association of Government Accountants, Alexandria, Virginia (1996 - present)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Austin, Texas (1997 - present)

Citizenship: U.S.