Professor Richard Frankel, PhD

Academic Advisor

Professor Richard Frankel joined SGA’s Advisory Board in 2007. Professor Frankel is a Beverly and James Hance Chair of Accounting at Washington University in St. Louis and has taught at Olin since 2005. Prior to that, he was a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the University of Michigan. At Michigan and MIT, he received the MBA Student Awards for Teaching Excellence. In 2003, he received the American Accounting Association, Notable Contribution Award with Charles Lee). He received first place awards in the I/B/E/S 25th Anniversary Global Expectation Research Competition (1996) and the Chicago Quantitative Alliance Earnings Expectation Research Competition (1995). His principal teaching interest is financial accounting and reporting. His research focuses on valuation using accounting numbers and on corporate managers’ use of conference calls, earnings forecasts, and pro-forma earnings. Professor Frankel earned his BS, MAS and CPA from University of Illinois and his PhD from Stanford University.