Sougiannis named KPMG Professor of Accountancy

College of Business faculty member Theodore Sougiannis was named the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accountancy at an investiture ceremony on April 12, 2007.

“Today we recognize scholarship,” said University Chancellor Richard Herman, in his introductory remarks.

Indeed, exceptional scholarship was a theme that every speaker would touch upon as they described Sougiannis, who was recognized for his commitment to thorough research, rigorous data, and integrity in properly framing his findings. KPMG CEO Timothy Flynn noted the caliber of Sougiannis’s intellect and his steadfast character, and Thomas Linsmeier, of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, called his work a credit to the academy, colleagues, and students alike.

Sougiannis focuses his research on the use of accounting numbers in stock market valuation, the choice of financial accounting rules, and accounting regulation. His research papers in these areas