Hal White is the Vincent and Rose Lizzadro Professor of Accountancy. Before joining Mendoza in 2019, he spent five years at Penn State's Smeal College of Business, and six years at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where he taught in both undergraduate and graduate (Masters and PhD) programs. Before entering academia, Professor White worked in public accounting as an auditor in the late 1990s, first with Deloitte & Touche LLP, then with Pearce, Beville, Leesburg and Moore LLP. Professor White's research focuses broadly on corporate disclosure. In particular, his research includes assessing the quality of financial reports, disclosure externalities, disclosure regulation, and managerial signaling. He also examines the impact of recent innovations in information technology on firm communications.