The Catholic University of America
Business and Economics Faculty

Irene Kim – Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting


Mary. M. Njeri Njai

Before joining The Catholic University of America, Dr. Kim was an assistant professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and George Washington University's School of Business. Her research focuses on earnings quality and class action securities litigation. Prior to beginning her career in higher education, she worked as a CPA doing tax specialist work and personal financial planning for Deloitte & Touche LLP and KPMG Peat Marwick LLP.

Kim has presented her work at conferences around the world, including the American Accounting Association conference and the European Financial Management Association conference. She has also been awarded several fellowships, including the Deloitte & Touche Doctoral Fellowship Award.

Research and Publications

"Measuring Securities Litigation Risk" with Douglas Skinner, University of Chicago. Journal of Accounting & Economics, Feb-Apr 2012.

"Are Sin Stocks Paying the Price for Accounting Sins?" with Mohan Venkatachalam. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, April 2011.

"A Returns-Based Representation of Earnings Quality" with Frank Ecker, Jennifer Francis, Per Ollson, and Katherine Schipper. The Accounting Review, July 2006.


Office: 300D McMahon Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20064

Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Phone: 202-319-6556




  • ACCT 305 – Introductory Accounting
  • ACCT 306 – Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 410 – Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 650 – Graduate Seminar


Certified Public Accountant
State of Ohio

Ph.D., Business Administration
University of Michigan

M.S., Accounting
Case Western Reserve University

B.S., Accounting
Case Western Reserve University


Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Accounting