September 14, 2006
BEL Salutes: Professor Theodore Sougiannis
UIUC College of Business just announced today in an e-mail issued by Dean Ghosh:
Professor Theodore Sougiannis has been appointed KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accountancy. By conferring the KPMG Professorship on Professor Sougiannis, the College recognizes and celebrates his many contributions in the field of Accountancy and to his department and the College.
Professor Sougiannis, or “Theo” as he is fondly known, joined the College in 1990, after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Earlier he graduated from the University of Pireaus (Greece) and received M.B.A and M.A. degrees from York University in Canada. Theo’s research focuses on the use of accounting numbers in stock market valuations, the choice of financial accounting rules, and accounting regulation. His research papers in these areas—often at the interface of accounting and finance—have had significant impacts on the literature and the understanding of accounting phenomena.
Social Science Research Network has ranked Professor Sougiannis's co-authored paper, "A Comparison of Dividend, Cash Flow, and Earnings Approaches to Equity Valuation" as number 5 in number of downloads. To see the abstract of that paper, click here.
BEL congratulates Professor Sougiannis in his accomplishments, and he is our first UIUC Accountancy Professor be to saluted!