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Dr. Botao Chen

Associate Professor

Department of Accounting & Finance


Tel: 202.274.7065


Botao Chen is currently an associate professor of accounting in the Department of Accounting and Finance of School of Business and Public Administration at University of the District of Columbia. Prior to joining UDC, she was an assistant professor of accounting in the Department of Business, Management and Accounting at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. At UDC, she has been teaching accounting courses at both undergraduate and graduate level, including Intermediate Accounting I and II, Governmental and Fund accounting, Financial Reporting and Analysis, and Accounting for Management Functions.

Botao received her PhD degree in accounting as an exemplary doctoral scholar and Master of Professional Accountancy from Jackson State University and Master of Electronics from Peking University, P. R. China. She holds an active CPA License now. Her research focuses on auditing, financial reporting, and accounting education.

Ph.D., Accounting, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, 2014.

Master of Professional Accountancy, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, 2009.

M.A., Electronics, Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China, 2002.

  • Auditing

  • Financial reporting

  • Accounting education

Chen, B., Lydia, D., & Li, D. (2022). Does management have incentives to disclose their internal control weakness if the firms are exempted from 404 (b)?. Journal of Finance and Accountancy, 30, 1-15.

Abed, S., Tan, T. K., Chen, B. (2022). Competency of the Virtual Accounting Learning to Meet CMA Certification Needs. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 16(3), 274-290. file:///C:/Users/suzan/OneDrive/Desktop/COVID%20paper/ Competency%20 of%20the%20Virtual%20Accounting_published.pdf.

Chen, B., & Daniels, B. (2021). THE MEDIATING ROLE OF PERCEPTIONS OF AUDITOR INDEPENDENCE. Global Journal of Accounting and Finance, 5(1), 31-52.

Chen, B., Booker, Q., & Booker, K. (2020). The Moderating Role of an Auditor Independence Clarification on the Relationship between an Internal Control Opinion and Loan Officers’ Risk Assessments and Decisions. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 20(3), 20-36.