Zhanel DeVides, Ph.D.

(She, Her, Hers)
Dr. Zhanel De Vides
Associate Professor of Accounting, Business
Rydal Executive Plaza, 318

Zhanel’s research investigates the role accounting information and stakeholders’ preferences play in effective capital allocation, with focus on channels of information transfer between organizations and capital providers. Her research expertise spans both for-profit and not-for-profit accounting, and covers topics of earnings properties, voluntary disclosure, financial analysts, and social responsibility. Zhanel has published in high-quality accounting and finance journals such as the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Financial Review, Journal of Financial Research, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Review of Accounting and Finance, and Advances in Quantitative Analysis in Finance and Accounting.  

Zhanel has extensive teaching experience both in the U.S. and internationally in her native country of Kazakhstan. She is a recipient of several professional honors and grants, including Fulbright Foundation – University of Vaasa Scholar award, and Open Society Institute Global Track Faculty Development Grant. Her paper on market reaction to earnings patterns has received Eastern Finance Association Outstanding Paper Award. Zhanel actively serves the accounting academic community and Penn State Abington campus. 

Earnings properties, voluntary disclosure, financial analysts, nonprofit accounting, social responsibility.

Funding Implications of Normal and Excessive Profitability in the Nonprofit Sector, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, vol. 41(4), 2022.

Earnings Patterns and Managerial Guidance, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, vol. 59, 1173-1213, 2022.

Is Diversification a Job Safety Net for Sell-Side Analysts? Journal of Financial Research, vol. 43(3), 543-573, 2020.

Can Analysts Predict Breaks in Earnings Strings? Review of Accounting and Finance, vol. 18(4), 613-634, 2019.

Indirect Costs Allocation in Trading Organizations: A Practical Application, Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, vol. 18(1), 135-148, 2018.

Market Reaction to Patterns of Earnings, Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, vol. 14, 205-240, 2016.

Financial Reporting Practices in Emerging Economy: Determinants of Cash Flow Reporting Methods in Kazakhstan, Journal of International Business and Economics, vol. 12 (2), 97-104, 2012.

Does Regulation Fair Disclosure Reduce the Information Quality of Managerial Guidance? Financial Review, vol. 47(2), 273-297, 2012.

 Ph.D. in Accounting, minor in Finance, Purdue University
 MBA, Southern Methodist University
 Bachelor, Management and Economics, Kazakh State Academy of Management