Assistant Professor of Accounting
Professor Bai joined the Williams School faculty in July 2012 after earning her PhD in Accounting from Michigan State University. She has taught management accounting and cost accounting at Michigan State University and received the 2011 Student Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Accounting & Information Systems. Professor Bai is a Certified Public Accountant. She has worked as a business process reengineering supervisor at Musashi North America Inc., overseeing the redesign of the company's internal control system.
Professor Bai's research has been focused on understanding how accounting information assists managerial decisions and whether governance mechanisms make a difference in various organizational outcomes. Her research articles have been published in the Journal of Management Accounting Research, the Journal of Business Ethics, Decision Sciences, and the American Journal of Medical Quality. Her dissertation, which examines the role of Certified Public Accountants as board directors in nonprofit organizations, received the 2011 American Accounting Association/Grant Thornton Doctoral Dissertation Award for Innovation in Accounting Education. She is currently serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Management Accounting Research.
Professor Bai lives with her husband, Dr. Jianbo Liu, and their son, Winfred, in Lexington.
Ph.D. Accounting, Michigan State University (2012)
M.S.A. Accounting, Eastern Michigan University (2006)
B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology (2001)
B.A. Japanese Literature, Dalian University of Technology (2001)
Managerial accounting issues related to governance, decision-making, and control.
Management Accounting and Cost Accounting