Donal Byard is Chair of Stan Ross Department of Accountancy at the Zicklin School of Business. Dr. Byard’s research focuses on the activities of financial analysts as information intermediaries in capital markets, and international accounting standards. His research has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, including: the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Accounting Horizons. Dr. Byard served on the editorial board of a number of journals, including: the Journal of International Business Studies, Accounting Horizons, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and the Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting.