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Dr. Ruonan Liu

Assistant Professor

Department of Accounting & Finance


Tel: 202.274.7056

Ruonan Liu is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Before joining UDC in 2023, she held the position of Assistant Professor at the University of the Pacific. She has been teaching a range of accounting courses, including Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and Federal Income Tax.

Ruonan received a Ph.D. in Accounting from Florida International University in 2014. Her research interests focus on Executive Compensation, Corporate Governance, Earnings Management, and Auditing. She holds a Certified Public Accountant license in the state of Illinois.

Ph.D., Accounting, Florida International University (2014)

M.S., Accounting, State University of New York at Binghamton (2010)

B.S., Accounting, Shandong University of Finance and Economics (2007)

  • Executive Compensation

  • Corporate Governance

  • Earnings Management

  • Auditing

Liu, R., Lin, S., & Wang, C. (2020). CFO promotion-based incentives and earnings management. China Accounting and Finance Review, 22(3), 1-30.

Liu, R. (2020). Can compensation committees effectively mitigate the CEO horizon problem? The role of co-opted directors. Accounting Research Journal, 34(1), 1-21.

Liu, R., & Liu, Z. (2020). CEO horizon problem and characteristics of board of directors and compensation committee. The Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, 31(4), 121-134.