May Xiaoyan Bao earned her Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Nebraska in 2013. Her research focuses on issues in accounting quality, fair value accounting, and taxation. Her work has been published in scholarly journals in the areas of financial accounting and taxation. She also holds her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential. Prior to becoming a professor, she had worked in both finance and accounting areas in various industry settings including banking, commercial real estate, higher education, insurance and investments.