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Charlotte Qu

Charlotte Qu

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Email: qu@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2397
Office: McKenna Hall 211


Education: BS, Nankai University, 2007; MAcc, University of Michigan, 2008; PhD, University of Michigan, 2013. At SPU since 2017.

Dr. Qu (pronounced tchū) began her teaching career at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2013 and was a Visiting Assistant Professor at her doctoral alma mater, the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, for one year before joining SPU in 2017. She teaches Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, and Advanced Financial Accounting.  Charlotte’s research interest lies in the personal characteristics and social networks of corporate executives and board members and how these characteristics and networks affect corporate governance and financial reporting.

Besides church activities, Charlotte likes to spend her leisure time playing the piano, watching movies, reading, and hiking.


Why I Teach at SPU

Charlotte Qu, Assistant Professor of Accounting

The sense of community. The sense of belonging. At SPU, what I am doing is more than just a job or a pursuit to satisfy my own intellectual curiosity, but a part of a much bigger picture that involves me and my students edifying and being edified, inspiring and being inspired, and making a difference in the world with this shared experience.