Lin Cheng

Assistant Professor of Accounting


Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012
MAcc, The Ohio State University, 2007
Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, York University (Toronto, Canada), 2006

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Disclosure
  • Debt Contracting
  • Textual Analysis


ACCT 400C, Intermediate Financial Accountng
ACCT 400E, Intermediate Accounting for Business Administration Majors

Published and Accepted Papers

  • The Commitment Effect versus Information Effect of Disclosure - Evidence from Smaller Reporting Companies (with Scott Liao and Helen Zhang). The Accounting Review, Vol. 88, No. 4, pp. 1239-1263.
  • Organized Labor and Debt Contracting: Firm-level Evidence from Collective Bargaining (Dissertation). The Accounting Review, Vol. 92, No.3, pp. 57-85.
  • Soft Information in Loan Agreements (with Zahn Bozanic and Tzachi Zach) Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Forthcoming.
    • 2016 JAAF Conference Paper
  • Organized Labor and Audit Fees (with Santanu Mitra and Hakjoon Song) Accounting Horizons, Accepted.

Awards and Honors

  • The Pace Setter Award for Ph.D. Students, The Ohio State University, 2012
  • AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2011
  • Graduate Associate Teaching Award Nominee, The Ohio State University, 2011
  • University Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2007
  • Summa Cum Laude, York University, 2006