His published work appears in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Literature, Abacus, Journal of Accounting Auditing & Finance, Journal of Management, National Tax Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, and other journals. He is associate editor of the Journal of Accounting Literature, and has been associate editor and book review editor of The Accounting Review where currently serves on the editorial board.

Professor Boatsman is a member of the American Accounting Association and Financial Executives International. He has served on various American Accounting Association committees. He also taught financial accounting courses in the Full-time and China MBA programs.

James R. Boatsman Ph.D.

James R. Boatsman, Ph.D., CPA (inactive status) is the KPMG Professor of Accounting at School of Accountancy at the W.P. Carey School of Business at the Arizona State University. His research is focused on the relationship between financial accounting information and equity value. He previously taught at Oklahoma State University and Northwestern University, and was the Academic Fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). During his tenure at the SEC, he was extensively involved with business combinations, stock options, and hedging transactions. He subsequently served on the American Accounting Association committee that advises the standard setting activities of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), SEC, and the International Accounting Standards Committee. In that capacity, he was principal author of position papers on business combinations and intangibles. He has recently assisted FASB as part of a sabbatical leave of absence. He has also provided litigation support services in several high-profile actions. Professor Boatsman received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.