Dr. Alan He

Associate Professor of Accounting Get Contact Info


Accounting School of Business Business


Dr. Alan He is an active accounting researcher with a focus on applying behavioral economics in an accounting context. He also studies textual analytics in financial statement disclosures.
He inspires his students in three major ways: first, laying a solid academic foundation by directing the students to the origins/rationales of the topic, which cultivates life-long learning habits and skills; second, building critical thinking skills by engaging his students in what-if analyses in an ever-changing business environment; third, enhancing skills in data analytics and business communications.


  • Ph.D., Georgia State University - Accounting
  • MBA, Concordia University Chicago - Finance
  • B.S., Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Areas of Specialization

Performance evaluation
Target setting
Textual analytics

Service to Carroll University and Profession

  • American Accounting Association member

Honors and Awards

  • Institute of Management Accountants Doctorial Award
  • Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) Fellowship
  • Henry F. Stabler Award
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