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I find accounting to be interesting and challenging. It is the language of the business world. Accountants are needed everywhere.

Meifang Xiang, CPA, Ph.D.

  • Faculty

Associate Professor of Accounting

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McDowell Administration 119
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Accounting and Finance

Hearing former students thrive as accountants brings Meifang Xiang joy. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the university classroom, providing the support and practical skills students need to excel.

A Conversation with Dr. Xiang

What draws you to accounting?

“I find accounting to be interesting and challenging. It is the language of the business world. Accountants are needed everywhere.”

What has been your favorite course to teach?

“My number one favorite course to teach is Advanced Accounting. Government and not-for-profit accounting is my second favorite course to teach. My third favorite course to teach is Financial Statement Analysis.”

What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce?

“A&M-Commerce is the place where you can learn what you need for your career, be yourself and get to know many nice and professional people.”

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 2008
  • MS, Central University of Finance and Economics, 2000
  • BS, Central University of Finance and Economics, 1997

Awards and Honors

  • Robert Gruber Accounting Professorship, 2016-2019

Research Interests

  • Financial Statement and Reporting
  • Bank-Firm Relationships
  • Government and not-for-profit accounting

Professional Organizations

  • American Accounting Association (AAA)
  • Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA)

Selected Publications

  • Xiang, M. and Yu, T. (2019). Relation Between Family-Related Factors and Students’ Learning Performance in the First Post-Secondary Accounting Course. The Accounting Educators’ Journal 28: 139-158.
  • Xiang, M. and Hinchliffe, S. (2018). Determinants of Students’ Repeating the First College-Level Accounting Course. Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations 18: 1-22.
  • Chakravarty, S. and Xiang, M. (2013). The International Evidence on Discouraged Small Businesses. Journal of Empirical Finance 20: 63-82.
  • Chakrvarty, S. and Xiang, M. (2011). Reinvestment Decisions by Small Businesses in Emerging Economies. Financial Management 40(3): 553-590.
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