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Nicole Cade

Assistant Professor of Business Administration


Office: Mervis 244

Curriculum Vitae: 

  • PhD in Business Administration (Accounting) - University of Washington, 2016
  • Master of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) - University of Washington, 2015
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting; Minor in Mathematics) - Ithaca College

Nicole joined the Katz School of Business in 2016 after receiving her PhD from the University of Washington. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Nicole worked as a hedge fund accountant at International Fund Services in New York after beginning her professional career on the Municipal Bond Sales and Trading desk at Merrill Lynch. Nicole received a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Ithaca College in 2008. 

Nicole’s research focuses on individual judgment and decision-making in financial reporting. Nicole’s interest in this area grew out of her work experience in the financial services industry, first as a user of and then as a preparer of financial reports.

Nicole’s teaching interests include varying levels of financial accounting.

Cade, N. L., L. Koonce, and K. Mendoza. Forthcoming. “Assets and Liabilities: When do they Exist?” Contemporary Accounting Research.

Cade, N. L. 2018. “Corporate Social Media: How Two-Way Disclosure Channels Influence Investors.” Accounting, Organizations and Society (in-press).

Bernard, D., N. L. Cade, and F. Hodge. 2018. “Investor Behavior and the Benefits of Direct Stock Ownership." Journal of Accounting Research 56(2): 431-466.

“Using video to disclose forward-looking information: The effect of non-verbal cues on investors’ judgments” (with Lisa Koonce and Kim Mendoza)
       Available for download at

“A Discussion of ‘Trust or Reciprocity? The Effect of Controls on Other-Regarding Behavior’” (with Sarah McVay)
       Discussion presented by Sarah McVay at the 2015 Contemporary Accounting Research Conference
       Submitted to Contemporary Accounting Research in December 2015

  • AAA ABO Midyear Meeting Outstanding Emerging Scholar Award, 2015
  • University of Washington Foster School PhD Program Teaching Award, 2015
  • Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2014-15
  • University of Washington Foster School Dean’s Achievement Award, 2014
  • University of Washington Best Teacher’s Assistant (awarded by the Panhellenic Association and the Interfraternal Council), 2013
  • Ithaca College School of Business Dean’s Achievement Award, 2008
  • NY State Society of CPAs Superior Scholarship Award, 2008
  • 2nd Team CoSIDA Division III Academic All-American (softball), 2008
  • Empire 8 Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete Award (all sports), 2008
  • Ithaca College Phi Kappa Phi Presidential Scholar, 2008
  • 1st Team NFCA NCAA Division III All-American (softball), 2007

  CBA Introduction to Financial Accounting

Nicole, her husband Joe, and her son Ashton enjoy exploring Pittsburgh’s different neighborhoods, attending sporting events, and trying new restaurants.