Carol Graham

Carol Graham

Full Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-5647 Malloy Hall 311

Biography

Carol Graham joined USF's Department of Accounting as a faculty member in 1998. Carol has a PhD in Accounting & Finance from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Her research focuses primarily on the stock market implications of financial information. She has also recently published pedagogical research and work related to social justice.
Education
Ph.D., Accounting & Finance, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, U.K., 1995
Visiting Ph.D. student, Department of Accounting, New York University, NY, 1992 – 1994
B.A., Business Administration (Accounting), University of Strathclyde, Scotland, U.K., 1989
Experience
Educational Consultant, Farallon Capital Management, San Francisco, CA, 2000 - 2005
Financial Consultant, Superfresh Foods, San Francisco, CA, 1995 - 2008
Chief Financial Officer, GiftLink Corporation, San Francisco, CA, 1995 - 1998
Financial Advisor, Nexistant, 2009 – present
Selected Publications

The following list is a selection of recent publications and does not represent the entire body of research.

Alphas: A Case study in International Institutional Mutual Funds. Accounting and Finance Research, Vol. 9, No 4, 2020. With Francisco Delgado and Cathy Goldberg

CEO Overconfidence and Corporate Risk Taking: Evidence from Pension Policy. Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. Vol. 31(4), 2020. With Joohyung Ha and Cathy Goldberg.

“Is the Agency Assumption Valid for Public Corporations”, Journal of Management Policy and Practice. 2018. With Todd L. Sayre

“How the Balance Sheet Misrepresents Shareholder Claims and Undermines the Entity Perspective” with Todd L. Sayre. International Journal of Critical Accounting 2018.

“Comment Letter Activity: A response to Proposed Changes in Lease Accounting” with Fernando H. Comiran. Research in Accounting Regulation 2016, Volume 28, Issue 2.

“Current and Future Jesuit-Educated Managers’ Perceptions of Socially Responsible Business Practices” with A. D Patino et al. Jesuit Higher Education: A journal 2016, 5(1):76-84

"Promoting Justice and the Common Good in the Modern Economy" with Todd L. Sayre, 2014. Published by Lexington Press as part of a collection of peer-reviewed essays entitled The Church in the Modern World 50 Years After Gaudium et Spes: Reading the Signs of the Times.

"One Size Does Not Fit All - Different Strategies for Teaching Accounting Ethics," Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, Vol. 17, 2013 (with Patrick Kelly, Dawn W. Massey and Joan Van Hise)

"The Effects of Task Interdependency on Cooperative and Competitive Group Processes: An Example of Scheduling Audit Engagements" Human Resource Management Research, Vol.2, No.5, 2012 (with Todd L. Sayre)

Awards & Distinctions

Outstanding Teaching Award, USF School of Management, 2000, 2007, 2008, and 2015

Outstanding Service Award, USF School of Management, 2001, 2006, and 2015

Outstanding Research Award, USF School of Management, 2003

Outstanding Teaching Award, USF School of Management, MBA program, 2002