Assistant Professor of Accounting and Taxation
Dr. Joseph E. Trainor, Ph.D. CPA received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. His Ph.D. thesis examined the effects of large shareholder heterogeneity on firms’ accounting quality and information asymmetry. Dr. Trainor received his MBA degree from Florida Atlantic University and his B.S. in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University where he graduated summa cum laude.
Dr. Trainor’s research specialization is auditing and financial accounting quality issues. He has published his research in The Business Review, Cambridge as well as in the proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Science and the American Accounting Association. He presents papers at various referred regional and national conferences of the American Accounting Association and is actively researching topics on accounting and audit quality. Dr. Trainor has worked for several accounting firms and has experience auditing non-profits as well as small business entities. He is a licensed certified public accountant in New York and was recognized by the State of Virginia on the list of top scoring candidates on the November 2003 Uniform CPA exam. He has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the following accounting disciplines: Auditing and Financial Accounting.