My philosophy is to teach students to ‘learn how to learn.’

Hongmei Jia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting

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Accounting and Finance | Faculty Senate
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McDowell Administration 116
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Accounting and Finance
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Luoyang, China
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Hongmei Jia holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. Prior to joining Texas A&M University-Commerce, Jia taught auditing and financial accounting at Louisiana Tech University. She has over 10 years of professional experience and has worked as a controller in an international manufacturing company.

A Conversation with Dr. Jia

What has been your favorite course to teach?

“I love all the courses. My philosophy is to teach students to ‘learn how to learn.’ I firmly believe my role is to help students succeed in my classes and, more importantly, to succeed in their future careers. I believe education is the most powerful element to shape a person's life. I deeply appreciate that I can take a small role during this exciting journey for my students.”

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Kentucky, 2013
  • MAcc, Audit and Control, University of Tennessee, 2008
  • BBA, Summa Cum Laude, Accounting and Finance, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 2006

Research Interests

  • Audit
  • Financial Reporting
  • Capital Market

Professional Organizations

  • American Accounting Association, 2003-present

Selected Publications

  • Jia, H. & Gates, S. (2018) Audit Office Size, Client Characteristics and Cost of Bank Loans. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 18(4), 11-22. Leading article.
  • Jia, H., Ziebart, D., & Ross, J. (2016). An Evaluation of the Usefulness of Alternative Accounting Measures of Performance in Manager’s Bonus Contracts. Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, vol(14) 1-42. Leading article.

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