Isabel Yanyan Wang

Isabel Yanyan  Wang
  • Deloitte/Michael Licata Professor in Accounting
  • Accounting and Information Systems


Isabel Wang is the Deloitte/Michael Licata Professor of Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.

She was born to a family full of accountants, but she is the first one to become a professor to teach accounting. She earned her BA and MS in accounting from Renmin University of China, before pursuing her Ph.D. in Accounting at University of Georgia.

Her dissertation won the American Accounting Association's Competitive Manuscript Award and Financial Accounting and Reporting Section's Best Dissertation Award in 2006. In 2017, one of her papers (co-authored with Linda Bamber and John Jiang) won the Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award. Her hobbies include yoga, swimming, reading, and listening to Jazz.