Joseph E. Trainor, Ph.D, C.P.A., C.F.E

Assistant Professor, Accounting and Taxation

Dr. Joseph Trainor’s Ph.D. thesis examined the effects of large shareholder heterogeneity on firms’ accounting quality and information asymmetry. Trainor’s research interests include financial accounting and audit quality issues as well as research on accounting education pedagogy. He has published his research in The Business Review – Cambridge, Review of Business, The CPA Journal, The Journal of Business and Educational Leadership, and the Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics. Prior to returning to academia, Trainor 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.

Ph.D., Accounting, Florida Atlantic University
M.B.A., Accounting, Florida Atlantic University
B.S., Accounting, Southern New Hampshire University

Teaching Interests
Financial accounting, auditing and assurance services, fraud examination

Research Interests
Code of ethics, large shareholders, accounting education, flipped classroom, CPA professional ethics