Yun Fan

Assistant Professor

Yun Fan


Dr. Fan was appointed Assistant Professor of Accounting at the C. T. Bauer College of Business in June 2011. Prior to joining the University of Houston, she had taught financial, cost, and intermediate accounting at the University of Oklahoma, where she received her Ph. D. in May 2011. Professor Fan's primary research interests include capital market-based accounting issues, misclassification of financial statement information, earnings management, and voluntary disclosure. She enjoys teaching undergraduate financial accounting and introductory doctoral seminar on accounting research.

Research Interests

  • Capital market-based accounting research
  • Misclassification of financial statement information
  • Earnings management
  • Voluntary disclosure

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial accounting


  • Fan, Y. and W. Thomas. What Determines Management Cash Flow Forecasts in the Oil and Gas Industry? Oil, Gas and Energy Quarterly 62:1 (September 2013): 37-55.
  • Fan, Y., A. Barua, W. Cready, and W. Thomas. Managing Earnings Using Classification Shifting: Evidence from Quarterly Special Items. The Accounting Review 85:4 (July 2010): 1303-1323.
  • Ayres, F., C. Bauman, M. Bauman, and Y. Fan. Inventory Accounting After LIFO. Commercial Lending Review (September-October 2008): 17-24.
  • Mensah, M., H. Nguyen, and Y. Fan. Derivative Instruments and Their Use for Hedging by U.S. Non-Financial Firms: A Review of Theories and Empirical Evidence. Journal of Applied Business and Economics 7:2 (2007): 35-57.

Academic Associations & Editorial Boards

  • American Accounting Association
  • European Accounting Association

Contact Info

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  • Principles - Financial Accounting


Ph. D. University of Oklahoma
M.B.A. University of Scranton