Daniel Cohen

Professor and Arthur Andersen & Co. Chair in Accounting
James Benjamin Department of Accounting


Daniel Cohen is the Arthur Andersen & Co. Chair in Accounting at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University.

Professor Cohen joined Mays Business School in 2019. Before joining Mays Business School, Professor Cohen was the Ashbel Smith Professor of Accounting and the Accounting Area Coordinator at the Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, an Assistant Professor of Accounting at New York University Stern School of Business and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting at University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

Professor Cohen’s research focuses on the relation between corporate governance mechanism and financial reporting & disclosure decisions. He has published in top accounting journals, including Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, and Contemporary Accounting Research. His work is highly impactful as evidenced by more than 10,200 citations on Google Scholar.

He teaches courses in financial accounting, managerial/cost accounting, and PhD seminars. At Mays, Professor Cohen will be teaching Financial Statement Analysis.

Professor Cohen currently serves as an Editor for Contemporary Accounting Research as well as an associate editor for Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. In the past, he was an associate editor for the Journal of Accounting and Economics (2009-2018) and served on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review (2009-2018), Contemporary Accounting Research (2009-2017) and Asia Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics (2015-2018). Professor Cohen received numerous awards for his service to the accounting profession – he was recently the recipient of two best discussant awards as well as a best reviewer award for the Contemporary Accounting Research journal.

Professor Cohen received his B.A. in Economics and Statistics as well as his M.B.A. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and his Ph.D. in Accounting from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2004.