Zafar U Khan

Zafar Khan

Interim Associate Dean and Professor of Accounting

Accounting and Finance; Dean's Office; Staff

473C Gary M. Owen Building



  • Ph.D., Accounting, Louisiana State University
  • MBA University of North Carolina
  • MS, Aeronautics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • BSc, Mechanical, Aligarh Muslim University

Professional Summary

Dr. Khan received a number of awards for his research and publications such as the International Federation of Accountants Award, the IMA's Lybrand Bronze Medal, the IMA's Certificate of Merit, IMA's Certificate of Appreciation, Honorable mention IMA's Carl Menconi Ethics case writing competition, 2002 Best Paper Award, 1998 Distinguished Paper Award, and the Irwin Distinguished Paper Award. He is recognized in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Profiled in Harvard Business School's Profiles in Business and Management: An International Directory of Scholars and their Research and has been awarded the Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Research and Extraordinary Contribution.

Courses Taught

  • ACC 240 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC 241 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 340 Intermediate Accounting
  • ACC 342 Managerial Cost Accounting
  • ACC 456 Accounting Information Systems Implementation and Projects
  • ACC 496 Financial Management and Controllership
  • ACC 605 Strategic Information and Control Systems
  • ACC 642 Strategic Cost Management
  • ACC 656 Accounting Information Systems Implementation and Projects


Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Khan's research interests and projects include managerial accounting, accounting information systems, small business management, and diversity.

Selected Publications

Khan, Z.U. (Winter 2015). "Evaluating Ethics Education for Accountants," Management Accounting Quarterly, 16 (2), 16-25. (Sudhir Chawla, Robert Jackson, Arnton Gray).
Khan, Z.U. (May 2012). "Small Business Performance, Planning Sophistication and Benchmarking: An Empirical Study," Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 12 (5), 5-12. (Sudhir Chawla and Mark Pahls).
Khan, Z.U. (2005). "Your M&A Map for Success," Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 16 (2), 9-16. (Mohsen Sharifi and Vijay Karan).
Khan, Z.U. (Fall 2002). "Academic Service-Learning in an Accounting Information Systems Capstone Course," Review of Business Information Systems, 6 (4), 103-112. (Michelle Haroon).
Khan, Z.U. (1995). "Multiple Discriminant Analysis: Tool for Effective Marketing of Computer Information Systems to Small Business Clients," Journal of Professional Services Marketing, 12 (2), 153-162. (Sudhir Chawla and Thomas A. Cianciolo).

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Passed CPA Exam