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Dr. Cathy Liu

Dr. Cathy Liu

Dr. Cathy Liu

ACCI Department Chair - Professor of Accounting - Director, Master of Professional Accountancy ProgramAccounting and International Business
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Discipline: Accounting

Dr. Cathy Liu is a professor of accounting at University of Houston-Downtown, Marilyn Davies College of Business. She teaches courses in managerial accounting, financial accounting and auditing. She was awarded as UHD Teaching Fellow multiple times and was identified as "one of the people at UHD who has made the most significant positive contribution to their education" by a Senior Survey. She is an active scholar in the field of accounting, with over 20 years of experience in teaching, research and services. Her primary research areas include capital markets, earning management, environmental, social & governance and financial reporting. She has published in many academic journals including Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, China Accounting & Finance Review, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance and International Journal of Business Analytics. Her research projects received international and federal grants. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events. In her current role as a chairperson, she oversees the operations and academic programs of the department and leads the efforts to advancing equal educational opportunity for all qualified learners under the mission and vision of UHD.

Degrees Earned

Ph.D. in Accounting

Courses Taught

Financial Accounting, Auditing & Managerial Accounting

Experience Qualifications

Business and Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of Accounting, Louisiana Tech University 2008-2011
Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting, Louisiana State University 2007-2008
Account Director, DDB Needham Worldwide Advertising, Beijing Office, China 1997- 1999
Senior Account Manager, Euro RSCG Advertising, Beijing Office, China 1993 -1997
Developing Marketing Strategies and Connect Ideas with People for Famous Brands in China Market, Including Volkswagen, Volvo, Compaq, Pepsico, American Airlines, Johnson & Johnson,Sony, Intel, Asiana Airlines, Whirlpool.

Organizations/Community Experience

Member of American Accounting Association
Member of Chinese American

More Information

Dr. Liu is also a member of American Accounting Association since 2005, Canadian Academic Accounting Association since 2010, and Chinese Accounting Professor's Association of North America since 2007.