Accounting Faculty

The Carlson School Department of Accounting offers a stimulating learning environment with outstanding synergies across paradigms. Students in accounting develop an understanding of accounting in its relationship to other disciplines such as economics, finance, psychology, and sociology. Some of the most respected scholars and researchers in accounting serve as faculty members in our department and for the program. Current faculty research covers such diverse areas as information economics, decision-making processes, market efficiency, and security valuation.

Cyrus Aghamolla
Associate Professor

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    Frank Gigler
    Professor, Curtis L Carlson Chair in Accounting

    Frank Gigler came to the Carlson School from the University of Chicago where he taught for several years after receiving his doctorate.

    Michael Iselin
    Associate Professor, Undergraduate Honors Program Coordinator

    Michael Iselin joined the Carlson School of Management in 2014. His research primarily focuses on the impact of new accounting standards and regulations on firm's decisions. He also has work related to financial institutions, bank regulation, risk management and corporate governance.

    Chandra Kanodia
    Professor, Arthur Andersen & Co./Kullberg Chair in Accounting and Information Systems

    Chandra Kanodia earned his PhD in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University where he also received his master's in accounting. He also holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management.

    Nan Li
    Assistant Professor
    Paul Ma
    Assistant Professor

    Paul Ma is an assistant professor of accounting at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 2013, where he was the recipient of the Carl M. and Carolyn C. Franklin Graduate Fellowship. Prior to attending Stanford he received his BA in economics from the University of Chicago, and won the D.

    Joshua Madsen
    Associate Professor

    Joshua Madsen is an associate professor of accounting and teaches intermediate financial accounting and data analytics courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. His research focuses on the effect of financial disclosure on the dissemination of information. Professor Madsen received a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2013.

    Pervin Shroff
    Frederick H. Grose Chair, Accounting Dept. Chair

    Frederick H. Grose Chair in Accounting

    Gaoqing Zhang
    Honeywell Associate Professor of Accounting

    Gaoqing Zhang joined the Carlson School of Management in 2014.

    Haiwen (Helen) Zhang
    Carl L. Nelson Professor of Accounting, PhD Program Coordinator

    Professor Zhang's primary research interest includes accounting and security regulation, corporate risk management, accounting for financial institutions, and consumer lending.

    Frank Beil
    Senior Lecturer
    Roger Conlon
    Senior Lecturer

    Roger is a senior lecturer at the Carlson School of Management teaching:

    US Taxation of Business Entities

    US Taxation of Corporations

    US Taxation of Mergers & Acquisitions

    Clayton Forester
    MAcc Director and Senior Lecturer
    Paul Gutterman
    Senior Lecturer & Director, MBT Program

    Paul G. Gutterman brings more than 10 years of practical experience to his MBT classes. He began his career in the tax area of Dorsey and Whitney, the Upper Midwest's largest law firm. As senior manager in Ernst & Young's tax department, Gutterman focused on IRS representation. corporate, partnership, and exempt organization taxation.

    Scott Johnson
    Senior Lecturer
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    Jack Kramer
    Senior Lecturer
    Tammy Naples
    Senior Lecturer



    Kendell Poch
    Senior Lecturer
    Kendell Poch previously served in various roles within the consulting industry and most recently in public accounting at KPMG, and she also received both her MBA and MBT from the Carlson School.