Sharon (Xuerong) Huang, associate professor of accounting, earned her doctoral degree and master degree of Accounting from University of Oklahoma (OU). She joined Ball State University in 2013. She currently teaches Principles of Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and a graduate accounting course, Seminar in Professional Issues. Professor Huang’s primary research interests include financial reporting, approaches used by managers to manipulate earnings, managerial ability, and the intersection between managerial accounting and financial reporting. She has published articles in Advances in Accounting, Advances in Management Accounting, and several other journals. She enjoys spending time with her husband Charlie and two kids, David and Reese. Her hobbies include watching tennis, hiking, traveling, and cooking.