Dr. Jennifer Stevens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor; Director, MSAC

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Jennifer Sustersic Stevens, Ph.D., CPA, is an assistant professor of accountancy in the Ohio University School of Accountancy. Her primary research interests include financial reporting and corporate governance. Specifically, her recent work explores the use of accounting information in the presence of a market for credit default swaps (CDSs), as well as the impact of a new fair value accounting standard on private equity fund reporting. Dr. Stevens joined Ohio University after spending four years on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame, where she won the James R. Dincolo Outstanding Undergraduate Professor Award. She holds a Ph.D. in Accounting and MIS from the Ohio State University, as well as an undergraduate and master’s degree in Accountancy from Miami University (OH). Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, she worked in fraud and forensic accounting for Ernst & Young in Chicago, followed by a boutique consulting firm. She also briefly worked for a company providing research services to investment managers, hedge funds, and private equity firms. Dr. Stevens is a CPA who is licensed in Illinois and a member of the American Accounting Association.