Catherine Schrand

Catherine Schrand
Celia Z. Moh Professor, The Wharton School 

Catherine Schrand joined the faculty of the Wharton School in 1994, where she is now the Celia Z. Moh Professor, a professor of accounting, and the faculty director of the Wharton Research and Scholars programs. She previously served as vice dean of Wharton Doctoral Programs.

Schrand’s research focuses on risk management and disclosure and has been published in top-tier academic journals including the Journal of FinanceJournal of Accounting and EconomicsJournal of Financial Economics, and Review of Accounting Studies. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Accounting and EconomicsJournal of Accounting Research, and Journal of Financial Services Research. She is the author of Earnings Quality (along with Patricia Dechow), and of Understanding Earnings Quality: A Review of the Proxies, Their Determinants and Their Consequences (with Patricia Dechow and Weili Ge).

In addition to doctoral level courses, she teaches an undergraduate elective on Financial Accounting. She has been actively involved in the accounting standard setting process through her past service on the Financial Accounting Standards Committee of the American Accounting Association and her involvement with the AAA/FASB Financial Reporting Issues Conference. She was a staff auditor and audit manager at KPMG Peat Marwick in Chicago before attending graduate school, and she is a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.

Schrand received a BBA from the University of Michigan and her doctorate from the University of Chicago.