Reza Espahbodi

Office of Graduate Studies - Luter School of Business - Department of Accounting and Finance

Reza Espahbodi

Graduate Program Director

Luter Hall 125
(757) 594-9197


  • Ph D in Accounting, University of Alabama
  • MBA in Accounting, George Washington University


Auditing, Financial analysis and reporting


Auditing, Financial reporting, Earnings management


Reza Espahbodi, Ph.D., CPA, is Professor of Accounting and Chair of Accounting and Finance Department at Christopher Newport University (CNU). He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in auditing and financial analysis and valuation, and conducts research in accounting and auditing topics. Prior to joining CNU, Reza taught at several universities, including Alabama, Florida International, Indiana South Bend, Massachusetts - Boston, Suffolk, and Washburn. He also taught at Georgetown in summer of 1983, at Harvard during summers of 1988-1996, and at Sabanci University in Turkey. Reza developed and instructed executive training programs for a Fortune 500 company, Deere and Company, and for various banks and chemical industry executives in Russia. He served as a consultant to Price Waterhouse, developing an economic model to predict the likelihood of an airline going bankrupt. He also served as a consultant to various small to medium-sized (foreign and domestic) businesses, developing information systems and databases for them to compete in their local markets.

Reza has authored many articles, which have been published in the leading journals in Accounting and Finance. He has worked with the former Chancellor at IU South Bend on the development of strategic planning initiatives, cost control, and management of the University.

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2021). Earnings Management in the Short- and Long-Term Post-Regulation Periods. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. Pages, 47.
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