University of California, Riverside

Undergraduate Business Program

Faculty Bio

Woody Liao

Professor of Accounting

Curriculum Vitae , updated 01/2015


Woody Liao received his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Florida in 1974 and his MBA from Illinois State University in 1970. He is a CPA and CMA. Before joining UCR in 1991, he taught at the University of Houston from 1978 to 1990 and was the director of the Ph.D. program in accountancy & taxation from 1985 to 1990. He also taught at VPI & State University from 1974-1978. His areas of expertise and research interests are: management planning and control systems; corporate governance, executive compensation, and earnings management; and risk management and performance evaluation. He has published papers in leading accounting journals such as The Accounting Review; Contemporary Accounting Research; ABACUS; Management Accounting; Accounting Horizons; Behavioral Research in Accounting; International Journal of Accounting; Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting; Accounting and Business Research; Journal of Accounting Literature; and Decision Sciences.  He teaches courses in managerial accounting, financial accounting, intermediate accounting, and advanced management accounting. He has served as visiting professor and speaker at University of Hawaii, Naval Postgraduate School, National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan, and Chinese University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong. He was named a "Prolific Author in Accounting" in 2002.


(951) 827‑6451
Anderson Hall 0202

Course Schedule

Fall 2018:

ANDERSON HALL 118,  R 2:10–4:50 PM

ANDERSON HALL 118,  T 6:00–8:40 PM




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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Undergraduate Business Program
2340 Olmsted Hall

Tel: (951) 827-4551
Fax: (951) 827-5061