J. Edward Ketz Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting

Penn State faculty since 1981, has authored and edited 17 books as well as numerous articles. Hidden Financial Risk (Wiley, 2003) examines the corporate culture and the institutional setting that engendered recent accounting scandals, informs investors how to protect themselves, and suggests improvements for the profession. Accounting Ethics (Routledge, 2006) investigates the accounting profession over the last century by scrutinizing its positions on ethics and its roles in accounting scandals and by exploring how to reduce the number of accounting frauds. Fair Value Measurements (BNA, 2007), co-authored with Mark Zyla, summarizes the FASB's efforts in this area, supplies the conceptual ideas behind this topic, describes methods employed by valuation assessors, and reviews criticisms of fair value measurements. 

Professor Ketz's projects focus on the evaluation of corporate disclosures and measurements and ethical practices of managers and directors. His expertise lies in Accounting Ethics and Financial Accounting and Reporting.

Ph.D., Accounting, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Pamplin College of Business (1977)
M.Acct., Virginia Tech (1975)
B.A., Virginia Tech (1972)

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
5127 T.M., Fair Value Measurements: Valuation Principles and Auditing Techniques (co-author)