Michael Willenborg



Education/Professional Certification

B.S., Bucknell University Ph.D., Penn State University / CPA

Areas of Expertise

Financial Accounting, Auditing


Dr. Willenborg is the Richard F. Kochanek Professor of Accounting in the School of Business. He has published in Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Risk and Insurance, and The Accounting Review. He has received School of Business Best Article Awards for 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007 and 2016.  He received the Beta Alpha Psi Professor of the Year Award in 1998, 1999 and 2011; the School of Business Undergraduate Professor of the Year for 2000; the School of Business Graduate Professor of the Year for 2002 and 2009; and the full-time MBA Core Professor of the Year Award 15 times for teaching excellence. Dr. Willenborg’s research interests include studying accounting, auditing and finance issues associated with new offerings of equity securities. He is currently an Editor for The Accounting Review and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Accounting Research.

Contact Information
Phone+1 (860) 486-3020
Mailing AddressUnit 1041a
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