Judy Beckman

  • Accounting and Information Systems Area Coordinator, Vangermeersch Professor of Accounting
  • Accounting
  • Phone: 401.874.4321
  • Email: beckman@uri.edu
  • Office Location: 334, Ballentine



Dr. Judy Beckman is professor of accounting and Accounting and Information Systems Area Coordinator  at the University of Rhode Island.  She earned her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University, joined the University of Rhode Island faculty in 1992, and earned the academic rank of full professor in 2006. Dr. Beckman has taught financial accounting and reporting in the undergraduate, MBA, and MSA programs, as well as introductory managerial accounting, at URI. She is a Massachusetts CPA.

Dr. Beckman undertakes research in accounting and finance based on issues in financial reporting and capital markets, both domestic and international. She was the Academic Fellow in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Office of the Chief Accountant from 2014 to 2016.   Dr. Beckman has published in the Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Issues in Accounting Education, Advances in International Accounting, The Journal of Accounting Literature, and other journals. She is an editorial board member for the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.  She writes a weekly electronic newsletter for Dow Jones & Co., The Wall Street Journal Accounting Weekly Review; has made numerous presentations at academic conferences; and has given invited lectures to worldwide universities and professional accounting organizations.

Dr. Beckman is a member of the American Accounting Association and currently serves as Secretary on the Executive Committee of its International Accounting Section.  From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Beckman served as the Secretary-General to the Global U8 Consortium of Universities, an international consortium with expertise in marine affairs, ocean sciences, global logistics, and related advanced technologies. Dr. Beckman was previously the Associate Dean of the Graduate School at URI with responsibility for nearly 3,000 graduate students. During that time, she co-chaired, with James Kowalski, the University-wide, 100-member committee for the re-accreditation of the University of Rhode Island by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in 2007. She is a past chair of the URI Faculty Senate Executive Committee and is a Fellow if the American Council on Education.