Tianming Zhang

Associate Professor
Tianming Zhang
420 RBA
Academic Specialty
Financial Accounting & Reporting

Ph.D., Accounting, Florida State University (2010) 
Ph.D., Physics, University of Miami (1995)
B.S., University of Science and Technology of China (1991)

Areas of Expertise

Event Studies
Earnings Management
Executive Compensation

Dr. Tianming Zhang is an associate professor in the Department of Accounting at Florida State University’s College of Business. He teaches cost accounting and was named the 2012–2013 Beta Alpha Psi Professor of the Year. His research has been published in leading academic journals, including Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, The Accounting Review and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

Zhang received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China, a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Miami and an additional Ph.D. in accounting from Florida State University.

Selected Published Research

C. Dee, A. Lulseged, T. Zhang. 2011. Client Stock Market Reaction to PCAOB Sanctions against a Big 4 Auditor. Contemporary Accounting Research 28 (1): 263–291.

C. Dee, A. Lulseged, T. Zhang. 2012. Should PCAOB Disciplinary Proceedings Be Made Public? Evidence from Sanctions against a Big 4 Auditor. Current Issues in Auditing. 6 (2): 18–24.

T. Chemmanur, Y. Cheng, T. Zhang. 2013. Human Capital, Capital Structure, and Employee Pay: An Empirical Analysis. Journal of Financial Economics. 110 (2): 478–502.

A. Bathke, R. Morton, M. Notbohm, T. Zhang. 2014. Objective estimation versus subjective perceptions of earnings patterns and post-earnings-announcement-drift. Accounting and Finance. 54 (2): 305–334.

Y. Cheng, J. Harford, and T. Zhang, “Bonus-driven Repurchases”. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Forthcoming.

C. Dee, A. Lulseged, T. Zhang. Who Did the Audit? Audit Quality and Disclosures of Other Audit Participants in PCAOB Filings. The Accounting Review. Forthcoming.

Honors and Awards
  • Nominated for University Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2014
  • Beta Alpha Psi Professor of the Year, 2012–2013
  • The Best Paper Award, 2008 AAA Northeast Region Meeting
  • Grady Rea Doctoral Excellence Award, 2008, Florida State University