Alireza Daneshfar, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

Accounting, Taxation & Law Department
Pompea College of Business

Dr. Daneshfar will be on sabbatical during the Fall 2024 semester.

Ph.D., Accounting and Business Administration, Concordia University
M.S., Accounting, Tehran University
B.A., Accounting, Shahid Beheshti (National) University

About Alireza

My scholarly research includes the investigation of issues related to business evaluation, corporate performance assessment, and new investment feasibility, accounting system evaluation and accounting education. I have published several research articles in academic journals and presented various research papers at conferences in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and the Netherlands.

The 2004 American Accounting Association (Mid-Atlantic) annual conference announced me and my co-author Dr. H. Rao as the winner of the 2004 Best Manuscript Award, which included a plaque and cash award. The award was presented during the luncheon on Friday April 16, 2004 in Washington, D.C. held in Double Tree Hotel. The American Accounting Association is the most prestigious accounting association in the nation.

In addition to the 2004 AAA Best Manuscript Award, my other distinctions include best paper award (Atlantic Schools of Business Conference), corporate-sponsored research grant (Bombardier International Corporation), silver prize (August Hagedorn Contest, hosted by the Montreal Society of Financial Analysts), conference participation assistantship (European Management Accounting Association for the Manufacturing Accounting Research Conference, Enchede, Netherlands) and several summer research grants (University of New Haven and University of Ottawa).

I also served as a guest speaker for the Institute of Management Accountants, New Haven Chapter.

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Published Intellectual Contributions

Conference Proceedings

Daneshfar, A. (12/31/2007). Accounting Ethics Education and Class Participants' Personality Differences. Presented to American Accounting Association annual conference, August 5-8, Chicago.

Daneshfar, A. (12/31/2007). An Alternative Explanation of Accounting Anomalies: The Case of Post-Earning Announcement Drift. Presented at American Accounting Association annual conference, Chicago, IL, August 5-8.

Daneshfar, A. (12/31/2007). Market Cycles Effect on Financial Reporting. Presented to American Accounting Association annual conference.

Refereed Journal Articles

Daneshfar, A., Rezaee, Z. (2012). The Effect of Audit-Related Factors on Post-Earnings Announcement Drift. Global Review of Accounting and Finance.

Daneshfar, A., Adobor, H. (2012). The Effect of Pre-Existing Financial Indicators on Investor Evaluation of Strategic Alliances. Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal, 22(5).

Daneshfar, A., Simyar, F., Rolleri, M., Wnek, R. (2010). Motives for Employee Profit Sharing Schemes in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. International Business & Economics Research Journal, 9(10), 1-9.

Daneshfar, A., Zegal, D., Saie, J. (2009). The Effect of Discretionary Accruals on the Use of Earnings Information in Different Market Cycles. Journal of Business & Economics Research, 7(8).

Presentations Given

Daneshfar, A., International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines conference, "Employees and Opportunistic Corporate Earnings Management," Orlando, FL. (January 2, 2014).

Daneshfar, A. (Presenter), "The Effect of Audit-related Factors on Post-Earnings Announcement Drift," Presented at Fourth Annual American Business Research Conference, New York. (June 2012).

Daneshfar, A., "The Interaction Effect of Personality Factors and Situational Elements on Accounting Students Ethics Education," Presented at the Eighteenth Annual Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, Texas. (October 2010).

Daneshfar, A. (Presenter), "The Effect of Ethical Orientation on Accounting-Based Decision Making," Presented at Asian Academic Accounting Conference, Dubai, UAE. (November 29, 2009).

Daneshfar, A., American Accounting Association annual meeting, "An International Investigation of Earnings Management and Long-Run Performance in IPO Companies: The Case of Iranian IPOs." (2008).

Daneshfar, A. (Presenter), "An International Investigation of Earnings Management and Long-Run Performance in IPO Companies: The Case of Iranian IPOs," Presented at American Accounting Conference. (2008).

Professional Positions


Associate Professor, University of New Haven. (January 2001 - Present).
Teaching courses in MBA-Accounting Concentration program: Current Topics in Financial Reporting, Advanced Accounting Theory and International Accounting, Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting.

Teaching courses in Emerging Leaders and Executive MBA programs: Financial Accounting for managers and Managerial Accounting for Managers.

Teaching courses in undergraduate accounting program: intermediate accounting, managerial accounting and advanced accounting.

Developed strong report with students, had very good teaching evaluations, served as faculty advisors to graduate and undergraduate students, attended students activities (accounting club faculty advisor, attended international students activities and others), attended university activities (open houses, students registration, commencements, department, college and university meetings), won several research grants, published academic papers and presented at various national and international conferences, some of which with colleagues.

Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa. (1998 - 2000).
Taught undergraduate and graduate courses: Accounting Principles, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting and Managerial Accounting.

Developed strong rapport with students, published with colleagues, joined CGA-Research Institute; where participated in organizing several presentations and conferences, conducted several research projects, and presented several papers at national and international conferences.

Lecturer, Concordia University. (1996 - 1998).
Taught undergraduate courses: Accounting Principles and Managerial accounting.

Developed strong rapport with students, won scholarly grants and prizes. Presented papers at academic conferences.  


Corporate Financial Board Member, Tumi Corporation. (1994 - 1998).

Chief Financial Officer (CFO). (1988 - December 1993).
Successfully directed accounting and Finance departments

Auditor, Gostaresh Auditing & Consulting. (1985 - 1988).

Courses Taught
  • Managerial Accounting for Managers, 1 course
  • ACCT 1101 Intro Financial Accounting, 1 course
  • ACCT 4422 Intermed Financial Acct III, 1 course
  • ACCT 620 Financial Accounting For Managers, 1 course
  • ACCT 621 Managerial Accounting for Managers, 2 courses
  • ACCT 650 Advanced Accounting Theory, 1 course
  • ACCT 6621 Managerial Accounting, 2 courses
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