David Burgstahler

Professor of Accounting at Foster School of Business


  • Foster School of Business




Foster School of Business


  • PhD University of Iowa (1981)
  • BAcc University of Minnesota Duluth (1976)

Academic Expertise

  • managerial accounting

Current Research

  • Valuation of the firm, management of earnings, evaluation of evidence from audit sampling, accounting information and determinants of stock prices

Positions Held

  • University of Washington, 1981-present

Honors and Awards

  • Andrew V. Smith Faculty Development Award (2008)
  • AAA-AICPA Notable Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award (2002)
  • MBA Core Professor of the Quarter (Autumn 2001)
  • Beta Alpha Psi Professor of the Year (1996, 1998, 1999, and 2001)
  • Dean''s Research Award (1998)
  • US West Andrew V. Smith Faculty Development Award (1994)
  • Burlington Northern Foundation Achievement Award for Scholarship (1986)
  • Peat Marwick Research Opportunities in Auditing Grant (1983)

Academic Service

  • Vice-President for Publications, American Accounting Association (2007-2009)
  • Acting Dean, University of Washington Business School (January-April 2005)
  • Associate editor of Accounting Horizons (1997-2000)
  • Editorial board of Accounting Review (1983-86, 1992-2003)
  • Editorial board of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (1986-94)
  • Board of referees of Accounting and Business Research (1988-92)

Courses Taught

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