Professor Lock joined Baruch College as an assistant professor in 2018. He completed his PhD in Accounting and MS in Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and received his BBA in Finance & Computer Science at Emory University. His research examines the role of information intermediaries (including security analysts, credit rating agencies, and the news media) and corporate disclosure in capital markets, as well as the impact of machine learning in accounting. Dr. Lock developed and currently teaches the masters-level Data Analytics in Accounting course at Baruch College, for which he received the Zicklin Excellence & Innovation in Teaching Award (2022) and was nominated for the Presidential Excellence Award in Distinguished Teaching (2022). He also teaches an undergraduate course in accounting information systems.