Michael C. Wolfe has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

Wolfe is one of nine new faculty members at Pamplin this fall. They are part of the college’s efforts to strengthen and expand its teaching, research, and business outreach programs under the leadership of Robert Sumichrast, who became dean in July.

Wolfe received a Ph.D. in accounting from Oklahoma State University, where he earned three previous degrees: a master’s degree in quantitative financial economics, an MBA, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

His research interests include accounting and disclosure issues relating to financial instruments, accounting for financial institutions, international accounting issues, and financial capital markets. 

His co-authored article, “The Impact of Eliminating the 20-F Reconciliation Requirement for IFRS Filers on Earnings Persistence and Information Uncertainty,” was published in Accounting Horizons in December 2012.  Another co-authored project has received a grant from KPMG and the International Association for Accounting Education and Research under their program for research related to the decision process of the International Accounting Standards Board.

Wolfe’s dissertation is titled “The Effect of Mandatory Quantitative Input Disclosures on Investor Perception of Mark-to-Model Fair Value Estimates.”

His work experience includes more than 10 years in the banking and energy marketing industries.