Sanjian(Bill) received his doctorate in accounting from the University of California, Irvine and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Leuven, Belgium. His research interests include financial accounting, auditing, bond credit rating, credit derivative pricing, earnings management, and financial distress. He was an American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow in 2005 and a Paul Merage School of Business Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, from 2000 to 2004. Bill is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the American Finance Association. His recent paper, forthcoming with Review of Accounting Studies, explores the impact of accounting quality on firm credit ratings.At McGill, Bill will teach principles of auditing and Intermediate Accounting.Please email Bill at email@example.com if you have any question on research or teaching.