Professor Matthew J. Anderson received his Ph.D. and MBA in Accounting from Michigan State University. He was a member of the faculty at the University of Minnesota for several years before returning to Michigan State University. His teaching emphasis is in the Financial area, and he has taught at the doctoral, masters and undergraduate levels. His research is concerned with the use of accounting information in firm valuation at the individual level, and with the interface between individual and market level decisions in economic settings. He is an active member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), and has served as an at-large member of Council, and as a member of the Research Advisory Committee and the Minority Faculty Development Committee.
Professor Anderson has also served on the Trueblood Committee, and chaired the Competitive Manuscript Committee. He has additionally served as Midwest representative for the Financial Reporting Section, overseeing financial papers submitted for the Midwest meeting. He has served on the editorial boards of the Accounting Review and Issues in Accounting Education. He has published in the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, among others. He has also served as director of the accounting doctoral program at Michigan State University. He is a past president of the Black Faculty, Staff & Administrators group at Michigan State University. He also served as Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion for the Broad College, and as the Broad College Faculty Excellence Advocate. He is currently the Senior Advisor to the Dean for Diversity & Inclusion. He is a dyed-in-the-wool unabashed Michigan State Spartan.