Faculty and Staff

Lianzan Xu

Professor • Department of Accounting & Law

Professor Xu joined the Department of Accounting and Law of William Paterson University in 1996 after earning his Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Kentucky. Professor Xu was a visiting associate professor at Syracuse University during the 1989 - 1990 academic year. Prior to coming to Syracuse, he was an associate professor at Xiamen (Amoy) University, where he received awards for excellence in service, teaching and research for four consecutive years 1986 - 1989.


PhD Accounting, University of Kentucky Lexington, KY


Financial reporting and financial statement analysis

Representative Publications

Hybrid Earnings Management in the Pre- and Post-SOX Eras; Volume XII , 2022

HP’S RESTRUCTURING CHARGES OF THE PAST TWO DECADES; Northeast Business and Economics Association; (pp 171-174). Northeast Business and Economics Association; 2020

IBM Pension Accounting Reexamined; , Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge; Volume 25, 2019

Notable Courses Taught

Advanced Accounting
Financial Accounting for Managers (MBA)
Financial Accounting and Reporting (MBA)
Financial Analysis and Decisions (MBA)

4081 Valley Road

By appointment