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Linying (Jolynn) Zhou, Ph.D.

Teaching Interests

  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Research Interests

  • Executive Incentives
  • Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Governance



Dr. Jolynn Zhou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Accounting at CSUSM. Dr. Zhou’s teaching focuses on financial accounting classes. Currently she teaches Intermediate Accounting I and Intermediate Accounting II. Prior to joining CSUSM, Dr. Zhou spent three years in Clarkson University as an Assistant Professor, where she taught Intermediate Accounting II, Introductory Financial Accounting, and Introductory Managerial Accounting. She also taught Introductory Financial Accounting classes at University of Texas at Arlington, where she received her Ph.D. in Accounting. Dr. Zhou has a master’s degree in Accounting from Northwest University in China and a bachelor’s degree in Statistics from University of Science and Technology of China.

Dr. Jolynn Zhou is active in research and most interested in managerial decision making in financial reporting, particularly on topics related with executive incentives and financial disclosure. She has published on peer-reviewed academic journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Asian Review of Accounting, International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, and Review of Accounting and Finance. Dr. Zhou has made numerous academic conference presentations nationwide and co-authored a chapter in the book Corporate Fraud Exposed: A Comprehensive and Holistic Approach. In addition, she has served as an ad hoc referee for multiple accounting journals and academic conferences.


Journal Publications

Luo, Y., and L. Zhou. (2020). Textual tone in corporate financial disclosures: A survey of the literature. International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, 17(2), 101–110.

Marquez-Illescas, G., A. A. Zebedee, and L. Zhou. (2019). Hear me write: Does CEO narcissism affect disclosure? Journal of Business Ethics, 159(2), 401-417.

Luo, Y., and L. Zhou. (2019). Tone of earnings announcements in sin industries. Asian Review of Accounting, 27(2), 228-246.

DeBoskey, D. G., Y. Luo, and L. Zhou. (2019). CEO power, board oversight, and tone of earnings announcements. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 52(2), 657-680.

Luo, Y., L. Zhou. (2017). Managerial ability, tone of earnings announcement, and market return. Asian Review of Accounting, 25(4), 454-471.

Chang, C. J., Y. Luo, and L. Zhou. (2017). Audit deficiency and auditor workload: Evidence from PCAOB triennially inspected firms. Review of Accounting and Finance, 16(4), 478-496.

Book Chapter

Luo, Y., and L. Zhou. (2020). Satyam scandal. In H. Kent Baker, Lynnette Purda, and Samir Saadi (Eds), Corporate fraud exposed: A comprehensive and holistic approach (pp. 403 – 419). Emerald Publishing Limited.