Shawn Xu, Ph.D
Shawn Xu is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the School of Management, University of Michigan - Flint since September 2009. He earned the Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Michigan State University. He has taught Principle of Managerial Accounting and Intermediate Financial Accounting among other courses. In classroom, he encourages student participation and creates interaction opportunities through in-class activities and case studies. His research interests cover a variety of topics in accounting and finance areas and include accounting conservatism, financial reporting quality, executive compensation, corporate governance mechanisms and their interactions. He has received Excellent in Teaching Award from Michigan State University and was a Golden Apple Recipient at UM-Flint. He also received the Dean's Research Program Grant for 2009/2010 at UM-Flint. He is actively involved in School- and University-wide activities with a focus on students' affairs. He currently serves on the School's Undergraduate Committee and the University's Students' Concern Committees. He is a member of American Accounting Association and has served as referees for both the AAA Annual meetings and its financial reporting section's midyear meetings.