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Angie Abdel Zaher

Brief Biography

Angie Abdel Zaher has been an associate professor in the Department of Accounting at The American University in Cairo (AUC) since 2009. She earned her BA and PhD in accounting from Florida International University in 1997 and 2009, respectively and her MBA from AUC in June 2000. Before receiving her PhD, Abdel Zaher pursued a successful career in corporate accounting locally and globally in some of the top multinational companies. She had various functions ranging from auditing, general accounting, cost accounting, planning, and controlling supervisory roles in some of the world’s top multinational corporations. She started her career with KPMG as a staff auditor for the USAID division in Cairo, Egypt. Later, she joined 3M Corporation as their cost accountant in Dallas, Texas. She started out at DaimlerChrysler as a business development analyst and was later promoted to planning and reporting supervisor for the Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge brands in Cairo, Egypt. She was the accounting manager for Vehicle Division at Toyota Tsusho Corporation in Miami, Florida, and the Parts and Accessory center for Fort Lauderdale in the United States. Abdel Zaher was the senior financial analyst for Johnson and Johnson's research and development section in Skillman, New Jersey. Her fifteen years of corporate professional expertise crosses different industries and geographic markets, giving Abdel Zaher a unique competitive edge that is leveraged in her teaching techniques and research. Her passion for the profession is what drives her teaching style, as she has implemented innovative teaching techniques like the DSRP framework and the drawing for understanding to enhance students' critical thinking skills in accounting. Zaher has been an active member of the American and European Accounting Association, where her research has been presented and discussed. Abdel Zaher's research can be found in the International Journal of Corporate Governance, International Journal of Business, Corporate Ownership and Control, Journal of Accounting and Finance, International Journal of Finance and The Journal of Economic Asymmetries.

    Research Interest
    • Auditing
    • Corporate Governance
    • Corporate Social Responsibilities
    • Firm Performance
    • ACCT 2001 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
    • ACCT 2002 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting
    • ACCT 3001 - Intermediate Accounting I
    • ACCT 3004 - Cost Accounting
    • ACCT 3005 - Auditing
    • ACCT 4003 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting