Yang Xu, Ph.D.

UCCS College of Business Associate Professor of Accounting, Yang Xu, Ph.D.

Yang Xu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting
Dwire Hall 216


  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Kansas, KS 2012
  • M.B.A., Pepperdine University, CA, 2005
  • B.A., Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, 1998


  • Associate Professor, Accounting, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Instructor, Accounting, University of Kansas, 2011
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Kansas, KS, 2009
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas, KS, 2008

Professional Experience

  • International Development Manager, Sichuan Media Group, China, 2003
  • International Development Assistant Manager, Sichuan Media Group, China 2001

Selected Publications

  • "Audit Committee Characteristics and Loss Reserve Error" (with Fang Sun and Xiangjing Wei) Forthcoming: Managerial Auditing Journal, Issue 27.4 of 2012.


  • American Accounting Association, 2007 - present

Research Interests

  • CEO, CFO & Board member financial expertise
  • IPOs
  • Restatements,
  • Fair value accounting
  • Corporate governance

Teaching Interests

  • Financial accounting
  • Managerial accounting