Chuancai Zhang

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 805-756-1797
Office Location:  003-330
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Dr. Chuancai Zhang is an assistant professor of accounting at the Orfalea College of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky (2021) and Xiamen University (2016).

Dr. Zhang’s primary research interests center on textual analysis of corporate disclosures. He has a strong interest in applying new information technologies, such as machine learning and natural language processing, to the text and language in corporate disclosures to study corporate disclosure strategies, executive personality traits, and capital market reactions. He also conducts research on the determinants and capital market consequences of internal controls.

Dr. Zhang’s primary teaching interests are in Accounting Information Systems, Data Analytics, and Financial Accounting. He integrates data analytics and data visualization content and software into the accounting information systems course. This new model helps students develop an analytics mindset and prepares students for their future careers.