Rebecca Hann received her Masters and PhD degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her research examines issues surrounding financial reporting and disclosure, corporate diversification, and more recently, the role of accounting information in the macroeconomy and the real effects of financial markets. Her research has been published in leading accounting and finance journals, including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance, and the Review of Accounting Studies. She is an editorial board member of The Accounting Review. Hann is an award-winning teacher having taught in the Smith School’s MBA, EMBA and PhD programs. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Most Effective Core Professor Award, and the Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence. She is also the PhD director for the Accounting Doctoral Program at Smith and she has advised over a dozen doctoral students, who are now faculty members at universities around the world, including the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Singapore Management University, and the University of Michigan. She won the American Accounting Association’s 2015 Best Dissertation Supervision Award and the 2017 Smith PhD Program Faculty Mentor of the Year Award.