Rebecca Shortridge
Donald E. Kieso Endowed Chair in Accountancy




  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.B.A., Indiana University
  • B.S., Indiana University


Rebecca Shortridge, Ph.D., the Donald E. Kieso Endowed Chair, is currently serving as the chair of the Department of Accountancy. She earned her Ph.D. at Michigan State University and both a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA from Indiana University.

At NIU Rebecca primarily teaches a business valuation course that is part of the Master of Accounting Science program. For her work in this course, she received the Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award in 2009 and 2013. Her research has focused both on pedagogical issues in accounting and the impact of non-financial disclosures on capital markets. Her work has been published in Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Accounting Education, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Accounting Horizons and others. Rebecca is the president-elect of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy.

Rebecca Shortridge


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