Richard G. Sloan holds the Emile R. Niemela Chair in Accounting and International Business at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. From 2006 to 2009, Sloan was managing director of equity research at Barclays Global Investors. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. While at the University of Michigan, Professor Sloan was the founding Director of the Tozzi Electronic Business and Finance Center.

Professor Sloan’s research focuses on the role of accounting information in investment decisions. His research on earnings quality has received numerous awards, including the American Accounting Association’s Seminal Contributions to the Accounting Literature Award. He is the coauthor (with Russell Lundholm) of Equity Valuation and Analysis, published by McGraw-Hill Irwin and now in its third edition. He is also an editor of the Review of Accounting Studies and an associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics. Professor Sloan holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Rochester and a BCom from the University of Western Australia.  

Lisa Jack is Professor of Accounting in Portsmouth Business School and currently president of the British Accounting and Finance Association. Her book, Accounting and Social Theory: an Introduction was published in late 2016 and with Alan Coad and Ahmed Kholeif co-edited a special issue of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal on Strong Structuration Theory in Accounting Research published in October 2016.  She is also the co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Accounting Communication (2013) with Jane Davison and Russell Craig.

Lisa began her career as a graduate trainee with Eastern Electricity and then as a trainee auditor with Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Yo

ung) in Ipswich. Subsequently, she worked as an internal auditor in local government and higher education where she gained experience in the investigation of irregularity and fraud. After 10 years auditing, she moved into teaching professional accountancy and management programmes, becoming a qualified teacher as well as a qualified accountant.  She gained her PhD in 2004, for which she won the Coleman Prize awarded by the Association of Business Historians for the best thesis on a business history topic in the UK, and embarked on an academic research career.

She is part of the MSc Forensic Accounting teaching team at Portsmouth, and leads the unit on Financial Crime and the Law.  Her particular research interest is in accounting and management control in the food and drink industry, and she is now combining both interests to establish projects on fraud detection in the food industry. 

Patricia M. Dechow holds the Donald H. and Ruth F. Seiler Chair in Public Accounting at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.  She has held positions at the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  She has a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honors from the University of Western Australia and a PhD in Accounting and Finance from the University of Rochester. Professor Dechow’s research interests focus on the nature and purpose of accounting accruals, evaluating the quality of earnings and the informativeness of earnings to capital markets, the use of accounting information in predicting stock returns, and the effect of analysts' forecasts on investors’ perceptions of firm value. She has also developed measures to evaluate the likelihood that a firm has manipulated its financial statements. Professor Dechow is an Editor for the Review of Accounting Studies and an Associate Editor for Management Science. 

George Zanjani is the holder of the AAMGA Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance and an associate professor in the Department of Risk Management & Insurance at the Robinson College of Business. Prior to joining the department, he served as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (2000–2008) specializing in policy work relating to insurance issues in the broader financial system. During his tenure at the bank, he served on working groups formed by the Committee on the Global Financial System and the Presidential Working Group on Financial Markets. He also worked as an actuary at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Companies (1990–1994), focusing on commercial insurance pricing and heading the firm’s workers’ compensation actuarial unit in 1994. George’s published work includes insurance papers in the American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Risk and Insurance, and Management Science. George is an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. He has served as president of the American Risk and Insurance Association (2012-2013) and as the president of the Risk Theory Society (2010-11).


Richard P. Bagozzi conferred honorary doctorates from University of Lausanne, Switzerland, University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Norwegian School of Economics. Prof. Bagozzi does basic research into human emotions, decision making, social identity, and action. This work has been applied to the study of consumers, patients, doctors, salespersons, managers, and organizations. He also does research into multivariate statistics and its relationship to measurement, construct validity, theory, hypotheses testing, and the philosophy of science.

Richard has been an occasional reviewer and Editorial Board Member of numerous academic, marketing, business and consumer research journals. His research articles are published in many journals. He has authored and co-authored a dozen books on marketing management and consumer psychology. He has also edited monographs, research compilations, and proceedings.

Christine Ennew   is Provost at the University of Warwick where she supports the Vice Chancellor in the academic leadership of the University. A key aspect of her role is leading the development and delivery of the University’s academic strategy. She has been actively involved in research in financial services sector for most of her academic career. She has focused her research on key strategic themes, including service quality and delivery, loyalty and retention, and service failure and recovery and has completed a range of funded projects, most notably in relation to the development of the Trust Index. She has also undertaken business oriented research specifically in the areas of customer satisfaction, marketing relationships and trust, including on behalf of a number of major banking organizations.

Christine has published some 100 articles in refereed journals, presented over 80 refereed conference papers and produced 4 books.




Dr. Anjala S. Krishen    has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and an M.S. Marketing, MBA, and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. Krishen held a variety of management positions during a 13-year career before choosing to pursue a doctorate, working for companies such as Oracle Corporation and American Electric Power. She is currently an Associate Professor of Marketing & International Business in the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Her interdisciplinary research includes areas within decision making, including heuristics and choice set design, e-marketing and social networking, and database marketing. As of 2017, she has over 45 published peer reviewed journal papers, which have appeared in journals such as Journal of Business Research, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Advertising Research, Psychology & Marketing, Information & Management, International Journal of Advertising, Journal of Marketing Education, and Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing. She has received numerous awards for her work including most recently the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching award (2015), the Barrick Scholar Award (2016), the Harold and Muriel Berkman Research Grant Award (2016), and two Faculty Opportunity Awards (2014 and 2016). In early 2016, she gave a TEDx talk at UNR in January of 2016 titled “Opposition: The light outside of the dark box,” which discussed the important role that opposition plays in our lives. In early 2017, she gave a UNLV Creates speech based on her pedagogical research entitled, “Consuming to Creating, Watching to Doing, Seeing to Being.” Krishen teaches courses including marketing research, consumer behavior, and internet marketing at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has also completed over 55 marathons and 7 ultramarathons and recently ran a 100 miler, and holds a black belt in Taekwondo.