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Assistant Professor of Accountancy
Jason Chen earned his bachelor of science with summa cum laude honors from Brigham Young University-Hawaii and completed his Master of Accounting and Taxation at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. After earning his master’s degree, Chen worked for Author Andersen, LLP as a tax associate before joining the Severin Group, the consulting firm for Gucci and Corum Fine Watches as a tax analyst. Upon entering the Ph.D. program at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2007, he was awarded the Board of Trustees Fellowship from 2007 to 2009. He has taught Intermediate Financial Accounting at UCF. He won the Best Paper award for the Business category during the 2009 annual campus-wide Research Forum at UCF.
Chen has presented his research at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual meetings in 2009 (New York, NY) and 2010 (San Francisco, CA), BYU Accounting Research Symposium in 2009 (Provo, UT), and the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) in 2008 (Montréal, Québec, Canada) and in 2009 and 2010 (both in St. Andrews, Scotland, UK). His primary research interest focuses on the interactions between stakeholders and legislators concerning the formulation, passage, and management of public/tax policies. He also researches on behaviors of taxpayers and tax practitioners and the critical perspectives regarding the financial and environmental disclosures by corporations.
As a Ph.D. student, Chen served as President of the College of Business Administration Ph.D. Student Association at the UCF from 2010 to 2011. From 2009 to 2011, he was selected to represent the College of Business Administration as the student ambassador to sit in the Florida State Universities Library Planning Committee. He has also served as an ad-hoc reviewer for Accounting and the Public Policy, an AAA sectional journal, the Critical Perspectives on Accounting, and the Accounting Forum.
Selected Current Research
Chen, J. (2012). Review of "Do Corporations Invest Enough in Environmental Sustainability?"". Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 32 (2), 111-112.
Chen, J. (2011). Review of "Socioemotional Wealth and Corporate Responses to Institutional Pressures: Do Family-Controlled Firms Pollute Less?"". Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 31 (2), 170-171.
Chen, J. (2010). Review of "Assurance on Sustainability Reports: An International Comparison". Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 29 (2), 73-74.
Chen, J. (2008). Summary of Impression Management Theory. Theories Used in IS Research