JOANNA GOLDEN, Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor, Crews School of Accountancy

FAB 219
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by appointment



Joanna Golden is an assistant professor at the Crews School of Accountancy (CSOA). She received her Ph.D. in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University in 2015 and has been on the CSOA faculty since graduation. She has a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from Macquarie University, Australia.

Her research examines how management behaviors affect corporate and accounting decisions. Golden’s research has appeared in a wide range of academic journals, including Journal of Corporate Finance, Management Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Accounting and the Public Interest, Journal of Forensic Accounting Research, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Advances in Accounting, Advances in Management Accounting, Journal of Accounting Education, etc. 

Before entering the doctoral program, she worked at KPMG in Detroit as an external auditor and TriMas Corporation in Bloomfield Hills as an internal auditor. Her primary teaching interests include auditing and financial accounting. 

Intellectual Contributions

Bhandari, Avishek; Golden, Joanna. (2021). CEO political preference and credit ratings. Journal of Corporate Finance, 68, 101909. 

Golden, Joanna. (2021). Local crime environment and corporate financial misconduct using Benford’s Law. Journal of Forensic Accounting Research. Forthcoming. (Available at: https://doi.org/10.2308/JFAR-2021-003). 

Bhandari, Avishek; Golden, Joanna; Thevenot, Maya. (2020). CEO political ideologies and auditor-client contracting. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 39, 106755.

Golden, Joanna; Mashruwala, Raj; Pevzner, Mikhail. (2020). Labor adjustment costs and asymmetric cost behavior: An extension. Management Accounting Research, 46, 100647.

Golden, Joanna; Kohlbeck, Mark. (2020). Addressing cheating when using test bank questions in online classes. Journal of Accounting Education, 52, 100671.

Golden, Joanna; Kohlbeck, Mark; Rezaee, Zabihollah. (2020). Is cost stickiness associated with sustainability factors? Advances in Management Accounting, 32, 35-73.

Golden, Joanna; Kohlbeck, Mark. (2019). The unintended effect of FAS 123R on stock repurchase activity and the stock-option incentive to substitute stock repurchases for dividends. Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, 34, 411-433.

Golden, Joanna; Walker, Kenton. (2019). Lower the cost of your external audit. Strategic Finance, 6, 46-52.

Cao, Jian; Cheng, Yun; Golden, Joanna; Zhang, Joseph. (2019). Managerial ability, forecasting quality, and open-market repurchase program completion. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 53, 871-894.

Golden, Joanna; Sun, Li; Zhang, Joseph. (2018). Corporate social responsibility and goodwill impairment. Accounting and the Public Interest, 18, 1-28.

Golden, Joanna. (2018). The effect of shareholder rights and information asymmetry on stock option-related repurchase activity. Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, 21, 1-41.

Golden, Joanna; Kohlbeck, Mark. (2017). The influence of family firm dynamics on voluntary disclosures. Advances in Accounting, 37, 111-121.