Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
Ryan A. Teeter is a clinical assistant professor of accounting information systems at the University of Pittsburgh where he conducts research on firms’ use of enhanced auditing procedures. He has previously worked at Google as a training specialist and with Siemens internal audit.
University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Business School
Ph.D. in Management
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Business
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Minor in Spanish
Utah Valley University
My research centers on using technology to improve the accounting and auditing practice. I have worked with industry leaders to develop methodologies and frameworks that help researchers and practitioners to enable "enhanced" auditing techniques. One initiative that I'm currently assisting is the development of an auditing data standard. When enterprise systems produce a standard set of common data to aid auditors' assessments, more time can be allocated to professional judgment and enable more comprehensive audit coverage.
On the instructional side, I have conducted experiments with the use of instructional technology that enables the flipped classroom and "guide by the side" approach for the accounting discipline. This includes use of Google+ for social networking, Canvas for grading, and YouTube for recorded mini lectures. Work is forthcoming in this area.
I am passionate about teaching. My goals as an educator are to communicate abstract concepts in accessible terms and ideas, help students engage with each other freely, and draw on experiences and tools that add value to students’ personal and professional lives. Each student who enters my classroom can expect three things from me:
First, to be treated with respect. I understand that my students come from a variety of personal and professional backgrounds. Where possible, I draw on their experiences to personalize the delivery and discussion of course materials. I also collect and integrate student feedback throughout each class to ensure that my students are understanding the course topics and feel valued.
Second, to work on real-world projects and cases that will enable them to add value to their future employers. This includes experience running SAP and fraud simulations in my accounting information systems courses, visits from a variety of guest lecturers from industry, and team-based learning where the students are accountable to each other as they solve cases and problems in class.
Finally, to work hard and be treated fairly. My assignments and assessments are designed to enable my students to apply their understanding and think critically while mastering the core concepts. These assignments often require students to learn where to locate additional information and share their findings with their peers. I make myself available to students who need extra help and want to explore ideas further.
Technology plays a very important role in the delivery and management of my courses. It is designed to help students quickly find materials and navigate through the course with minimal distraction. Sharing my tablet screen wirelessly, I engage my students on a more personal level and provide immediate access to our brainstorms and exchanges. Each of my courses is set up with an online community. These communities help students quickly exchange questions and participate in thoughtful discussions from any internet-connected device. Students use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to quickly access all of my course materials, submit assignments, and voice or video conference with each other and with me during online office hours. I also provide documentation and instructions for other professors interested in adopting any of these approaches.
Successful course-long student teams are essential in my classes. Students work with their classmates to solve problems, complete assignments, and take quizzes in class that reinforce individual preparation outside of class. They are accountable to each other to show up prepared and make a meaningful contribution to the class and help their struggling peers. The grading incentives I employ (e.g. differentiated peer evaluations, group quizzes, in-class team exercises) ensure that students come to class prepared and are engaged throughout the guided lecture period.
It is my students’ responsibility to come to class prepared to learn; it is my responsibility to make sure that students receive value above and beyond their expectations. This requires me to keep current in accounting information systems research and international accounting topics. It also means that I actively seek student feedback throughout the semester and demonstrate professional behavior and communication.
This course covers system documentation, database design, internal controls, computer fraud, and auditing with an emphasis on technology. In this class, students complete labs using Wave Apps, SAP, and Picalo and are given the opporunity to research and present on emerging topics such as mobile payments, electronic currency, robotics, and more.
This Masters of Accountancy course exposes students to IFRS and other country-specific accounting standards and practice. Advanced topics include derivative hedges, financial statement translation, and international taxation.
Students reinforce their knowledge of the accounting cycle and measurement of assets, liabilities, and revenue accruals for various financial instruments. Extra focus is placed on financial statement analysis.
Linear regression and probability theory as it applies to business analysis.
Introductory course on management accounting with a focus on production valuation and measurement.
Get to know me a little better. I love to travel and participate in watersports. I grew up in New Hampshire and Utah and have a beautiful wife and wonderful daughter. We now live in Pittsburgh's Point Breeze neighborhood. Being close to campus allows me to walk, bike, or bus (on really bad weather days). Pittsburgh is full of surprises!
I would be happy to talk to you about research support, instructional technology consulting, and help with your courses. Though my time is limited, you can find me either in my office (236 Mervis Hall) or on Google Hangouts. My contact information is just over there on the right.
You can find me at my office located in 236 Mervis Hall at the University of Pittsburgh. My office is on the second floor as far away from the elevators as possible (you'll get a good workout). Look for the door with all of the comic strips from xkcd.com.
Please check my calendar at teeter.youcanbook.me to see when I'm available and to book an appointment.
Look for me on Google Hangouts or send me a text message.
Please note that I don't respond to messages sent after 10pm or before 7am until the next day.