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Ken W. Shaw

Professor & KPMG/Joseph A. Silvoso Distinguished Professor
505 Cornell Hall
Acctcy 7310 Zoom Wednesday 6:30-7:30 pm;
Acctcy 8436 Zoom Thursday 4:00-5:15 pm

Professor Shaw’s research and teaching interests are in financial accounting and corporate governance. His research has been published in leading academic journals in accounting, finance, and management, including The Accounting Review; Journal of Accounting Research; Contemporary Accounting Research; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Strategic Management Journal; Journal of the American Taxation Association; Journal of Financial Research; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting; Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting; Accounting Horizons; Research in Accounting Regulation; Journal of Financial Statement Analysis; Journal of Business Research; and others.

Professor Shaw is a CPA (inactive) with work experience at KPMG (St. Louis). He teaches Advanced Accounting (MACC), Financial Accounting and Corporate Governance (MACC), and Accounting for Managers (execMBA). He has received or been nominated for numerous School of Accountancy, Trulaske College of Business, and University of Missouri teaching awards (see list below).

Professor Shaw currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Business Research. He previously served on the editorial boards of Research in Accounting Regulation and Issues in Accounting Education. He is actively involved in committees and meetings of the American Accounting Association and the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association.


BS, Accounting, Bradley University; MBA, University of Wisconsin; PhD, University of Wisconsin


Best First Year Professor, voted by 2019 execMBA graduates; Faculty Member of the Year, voted by 2019 School of Accountancy (SOA) graduates; Excellence in Teaching with Technology, nominee, 2018; SOA Advisory Board Teaching Excellence Award, 2018; Best First Year Professor, voted by 2016 execMBA graduates; Most Outstanding Professor, voted by 2016, 2010, 2006, and 2005 SOA graduates; Kemper Teaching Excellence award nominee, 2012, 2013, 2014; O’Brien Teaching Excellence Award, College of Business winner, 2011; O’Brien Teaching Excellence Award, Accounting area nominee, 2003, 2008.


Glendening, M., E. Mauldin, and K. Shaw. 2019. "Determinants and Consequences of Quantitative Critical Accounting Estimate Disclosures." The Accounting Review  In-Press.

Bauman, M. and K. Shaw. 2018. “Value relevance of customer-related intangible assets,” Research in Accounting Regulation, Elsevier, vol.30(2), pages 95-102.

Brockman, P., D. Chung, and K. Shaw. 2017.  “The R&D-abnormal return anomaly: a transaction cost explanation.” Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 48: 385-406.

Bauman, M. and K. Shaw. 2016. "Harmonizing pension accounting: Income statement effects of applying IAS19R to U.S. firms." Research in Accounting Regulation, 28: 1-10.

Bauman, M. and K. Shaw.  2014.  "An analysis of critical accounting estimate disclosures of pension assumptions".  Accounting Horizons. 28 (4):  819-845.