Steve Kaplan

Director and KPMG Professor of Accountancy
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3606
School Dir & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3606

Biography

 

Steve Kaplan joined the W. P. Carey School of Business as a lecturer of accountancy in 1981.

Kaplan has over 35 years of experience at W. P. Carey and is passionate about behavioral and ethical issues in decision-making involving accounting and tax information among managers, auditors, tax preparers, and financial statement users. Additionally, his research covers auditor legal liability and reporting, financial reporting, and tax compliance. He has published over 70 articles in industry-leading journals, including the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Business Ethics Quarterly. 

Kaplan has spent his entire academic career at Arizona State University. He received his bachelors degree in accounting from Arizona State University, and his masters degree in accountancy and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Kaplan is an active member of the American Accounting Association and has recently finished a three-year term on the council. Previously, he has served as the president of the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section of the AAA, and has been the editor of the sections journal, Behavioral Research in Accounting. He is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the ABO section. He was named the director of the School of Accountancy in 2016.

Education

  • PhD  University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1982
  • MS  University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1976
  • BS  Arizona State University, 1974

Research Interests

  • Behavioral and ethical issues in decision making involving accounting and/or tax information among managers, auditors, tax preparers, and/or financial statement users

Research Activity

  • S. E. Kaplan, and E. G. Mauldin. "Auditor rotation and the appearance of independence: Evidence from nonprofessional investors," Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 2008
  • C. Blanthorne, and S. E. Kaplan. "An egocentric model of the relation among the opportunity to underreport, ethical beliefs about underreporting and underreporting behavior," Accounting, Organizations and Society, 2008
  • S. E. Kaplan, E. O'Donnell, and B. Arel. "The influence of auditor experience on the persuasiveness of information provided by management," Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 2008

Courses

Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 791Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 502Financial Accounting
ACC 791Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 502Financial Accounting
ACC 791Seminar
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 502Financial Accounting
ACC 791Seminar
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 791Seminar

Editorships

Former Editor

  • Behavioral Research in Accounting

Editorial Board

  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • The Accounting Review.

Work History

Arizona State University: 1981-present.