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 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. Rebecca earned her CPA (inactive) and worked in public accounting for five years before returning to school to be an educator.In 2019, Rebecca received the FSA/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award; this annual award honors an outstanding contribution by a faculty member in a post-baccalaureate professional program of an FSA member school. Rebecca has most recently developed and taught 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 serves as the faculty advisor for the Association of Latino Student for America and is on the Board of Directors for Opportunity House in Sycamore, Illinois.