Professor Mark DeFond, holder of the A.N. Mosich Chair of Accounting at the USC Leventhal School of Accounting, has been named the next senior editor of The Accounting Review.
DeFond’s research spans a broad set of areas, including auditing, international accounting, earnings management, and a variety of topics in financial accounting and reporting. He is a recipient of the Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award from the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association and the Best Paper Award from the Journal of Accounting and Economics.
He has published in a variety of journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research and Review of Accounting Studies. He is also a current or past associate editor, or editorial board member, of several journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research and Contemporary Accounting Research.
DeFond, who will assume his new editorial duties in spring 2014, has received numerous teaching awards and is a recipient of USC’s Mellon Award for Mentoring Faculty. He received his doctorate from the University of Washington and has a Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University. Prior to receiving his PhD, he was an auditor at a Big 8 accounting firm and is a certified public accountant (inactive).