Ph.D. from Michigan State University, CPA
Dr. Shortridge, the Gaylen and Joanne Larson Professor of Accountancy, joined the NIU faculty in 2005 after serving on the faculty at Ball State University and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She earned her undergraduate degree and M.B.A. at Indiana University and her Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
At NIU, Rebecca teaches financial reporting in the undergraduate program and financial statement analysis and business valuation in the masters program. Rebecca received a Student Choice Award from the Student Association in 2007. In addition, Rebecca teaches in the Financial Accounting and Reporting section of NIU's CPA Review program.
Rebecca's primary research interest is studying the impact of non-financial disclosures on capital markets and implications of accounting standards. She has published articles in both academic and professional journals including: Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Accounting Horizons, Research in Accounting Regulation, and The CPA Journal. Rebecca received Sally Webber Excellence in Research in Accountancy while the doctoral student research award while a Ph.D. student and Michigan State University and the Miller College of Business Research Award while a faculty member at Ball State University. Rebecca is on the editorial board for Issues in Accounting Education.
Rebecca is very active in the American Accounting Association serving as the chairman of the Valuation Committee, on the Steering Committee of the Midwest AAA Section Meeting, and previously on the Wildman Award Committee.
Dr. Shortridge may be reached at email@example.com.