Dr. Hepfer conducts archival capital markets-based research in tax and financial reporting. His research interests include corporate income taxation and financial accounting, the pricing of accounting information, and empirical assessments of earnings quality. His teaching interests include financial accounting and taxation. Currently, Dr. Hepfer teaches the Taxes & Business Strategy (ACCT:611) course in the Professional Program in Accounting. Previously, he taught financial accounting, Taxes & Business Strategy, and managerial accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Hepfer holds a B.B.A., a M.Ac., and a Ph.D., all from the University of Iowa. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked for a Big 4 accounting firm, primarily focused on providing tax accounting services. He holds a CPA license from the state of Illinois.