Dr. Glenn Pfeiffer

Dr. Glenn Pfeiffer

Professor, Warren and Doris Uehlinger Endowed Professor of Business
The George L. Argyros College of Business and Economics
Office Location: Beckman Hall 406D
Phone: (714) 997-6814
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
Hope College, Bachelor of Arts (Latin)
Cornell University, Master of Science
Cornell University, Ph.D.


Holder of Warren and Doris Uehlinger Endowed Professorship in Business. Glenn M. Pfeiffer received his M.S. in Finance and Ph.D. in Accounting from Cornell University after he earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from Hope College. Prior to joining the faculty at the Argyros School, he held faculty appointments at the University of Washington, the University of Chicago, the University of Arizona, and San Diego State University.

Professor Pfeiffer's research focuses on accounting disclosures and capital markets. He has investigated issues relating to financial reporting of leases, inventories and earnings per share, fair value disclosures, executive compensation, corporate reorganization, and technology investments. He has published peer reviewed research articles in several accounting, finance, economics and management academic journals. In addition, he has published three accounting textbooks, an accounting casebook, and numerous case studies in financial accounting and reporting.

Professor Pfeiffer teaches financial accounting and financial analysis to undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and Law students. He has won several teaching awards and was the recipient of the 2007 Valerie Scudder Award.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

"Accounting Standards and Financial Market Stability: An Experimental Examination," Economic Journal, (forthcoming). Coauthored with David Porter and Shingle Lin.

"Performance-Based Compensation and Firm Value – Experimental Evidence," Accounting Horizons, December, 2015.  Coauthored with Timothy Shields.

Financial Accounting, (with solutions manual and other ancillaries), 5th edition, Cambridge Business Publishers, 2016.  Coauthored with Thomas R. Dyckman, Robert P. Magee and Michelle L. Hanlon.

Financial Accounting – IFRS Edition, (with solutions manual and other ancillaries), 1st edition, Cambridge Business Publishers, 2015.  Coauthored with Thomas R. Dyckman, Robert P. Magee and M.H. Franco Wong.

Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Makers, (with solutions manual and other ancillaries), 4th edition, Cambridge Business Publishers, 2014.  Coauthored with Thomas R. Dyckman, Robert P. Magee, Al L. Hargraves and Wayne J. Morse.

"Bubbles and Fair Value Accounting," Chapman Economic and Business Review, December 2011.