Professor, KPMG Professor of Accounting, Office of Professional Graduate Programs
Professor Louis has broad research and teaching interests in Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance. His work is published in the top accounting, business, and finance journals. He has conducted research seminars at a host of major American universities and throughout the world. He received the 2005 Excellence in Accounting Research Award from the American Accounting Association Diversity Section. Louis has served on the editorial boards of the Accounting Review and the Contemporary Accounting Research, and as an ad hoc reviewer for all the major accounting and finance journals. He was an Organization of American States Graduate Fellow and a KPMG Doctoral Scholar. Louis holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from Ohio State University, a Ph.D. in Finance and a master’s in Accounting from the University of Mississippi, and undergraduate degrees in Theology and Business.
Ph D, Accounting, The Ohio State University, 2001
Ph D, Finance, 1998
MS, Accounting, 1998
MBA, Business, 1992
BBA, Business, 1988
BA, Theology, 1987
ACCTG 596 – Individual Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
ACCTG 881 – Financial Statement Analysis (3)
Analysis of financial reports to identify business strategy, assess performance and economic standing, and value claims.
ACCTG 496 – Independent Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
ACCTG 597D – Research Methods in Accounting (1)
Research methods in accounting.
ACCTG 501 – Research Methods in Accounting (3)
An introduction to the methods and techniques of contemporary research in accounting.
ACCTG 481 – Financial Statement Analysis: Accounting Based Evaluation and Decision Making (3)
An accounting based evaluation and decision making approach to analyzing financial statements by studying business and firm valuation.
ACCTG 560 – Accounting and Business Analysis (2)
Develop ability to assess the relation between accounting data in financial statements and the economic fundamentals represented.
B A 574 – Business Research (variable)
A project paper, comparable in quality and scope of work to a graduate thesis, on problems of a company.
ACCTG 590 – Colloquium (variable)
Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
ACCTG 471 – Intermediate Financial Accounting I (3)
Theory and practice issues in income concepts and value measurement; GAAP; revenues, costs, assets, liabilities, and equities. Students may not receive credit for both ACCTG 150 and 471.