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Dr. Michael P. Riordan
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JMU Faculty Michael RiordanProfessor of Accounting, Cherry Bekaert Faculty Scholar


Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1989
M.S., University of Rhode Island, 1980
B.S., American International College, 1976

Professional Interests: 
Financial reporting

Personal Interests: 
Golf, taking long walks in the moonlight with my wife Diane

Current Courses Taught: 
COB 241

Key Publications:
“IRB Creep:  Federal Regulations Increase Accounting Instructors’ Responsibilities,” Issues in Accounting Education, with D. Riordan, February 2009,

 “Inflation and Financial Statement Analysis in the Accounting Classroom,” Journal of Teaching in International Business, with D. Riordan, Vol. 20, Issue 2, 2009,

 “Groupthink in Accounting Education,” Advances in Accounting Education, with K. St. Pierre and D. Riordan, Vol. 9, June 2008

Positions Held: 
Associate Editor – Issues in Accounting Education (2008 – 2010)