Kellogg School of Management


Kellogg School of Management
Assistant Professor of Accounting Information & Management

Jim Naughton is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting Information and Management department. His research examines the economic consequences of financial reporting practices, and how regulatory and technological changes shape a firm's information environment.  Within this area of research, Jim has a particular interest on issues related to employee benefits and pension plans. 

Jim currently teaches Accounting for Decision Making, the core financial accounting class, in the MBA full-time program.  He was a recipient of the student nominated Faculty Impact Award in Fall 2013 and Fall 2016.

Jim received his doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard Business School; his JD from Harvard Law School; and his BS from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to graduate school, Jim was an actuary at Hewitt Associates, an employee benefits consulting firm, where he worked on the design and administration of employee benefit plans and executive compensation agreements.

Areas of Expertise Corporate Governance
Financial Accounting
Pension Funds

Education Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), 2011, Harvard Business School, 2011, Harvard Business School

J.D, 2010, Harvard Law School, 2010, Harvard Law School

BS, Mathematics, 1996, Economics & Technology, Management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1996, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Academic Positions Donald P. Jacobs Scholar /Assistant Professor, Accounting Information and Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2011-present

Teaching Fellow, Finance, Harvard Business School, Harvard, 2006-2009

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