Li-Chin Jennifer Ho, CPA, is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Texas at Arlington. She received her Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. During the last ten years, Professor Ho has primarily taught cost and managerial accounting in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive business programs. In developing her cost and managerial accounting courses, Professor Ho has emphasized the strategic use of cost and other accounting information in the process of planning, control, and decision making. Her teaching philosophy is to help students build (1) a broader set of skills including analytical, communication and interpersonal skills; (2) an understanding of all phases of business; and (3) an appreciation for the interrelatedness of the accounting function with marketing, engineering, production and other functional areas.
Professor Ho’s research activities have been structured around a core theme: the economic impact of accounting in capital markets. Most of her research builds on economic and financial theories and uses empirical methods to examine the relationship between financial reporting and various participants in the capital market such as investors, creditors, auditors, corporate managers, financial analysts, standard setters, and policy makers. Her recent research interests include earnings quality, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, sustainability reporting, enterprise risk management, and market reactions to corporate financial disclosures. She has published articles in journals such as The Accounting Review, The Financial Review, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, Review of Accounting and Finance, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Review of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting and Business Research, International Journal of Management and International Journal of Business. Professor Ho has served as an ad hoc reviewer for The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, International Journal of Accounting, Review of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Accounting Education, and various accounting conferences. She was invited to serve as the Guest Editor for the 2006 Special Issue of International Journal of Accounting Research and currently she is the Associate Editor for Review of Accounting and Finance.
Professor Ho has served on several American Accounting Association committees, including the Screening Committee for Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award and the Planning Committee for the Southwest Doctoral Consortium. She was invited as Group Leader for the 1998 New Faculty Consortium of American Accounting Association. She served as the Southwest Regional Director for the Management Accounting Section of American Accounting Association during the years 2000-2002. She also served as the program chair for the 2005 Southwest Accounting Doctoral Consortium.