Matthew Shaffer is a first-year assistant professor at the USC Marshall School of Business. He received his doctoral degree from Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree from Yale. His research centers on corporate governance, valuation, and the market for corporate control. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, and presented at leading conferences in accounting, finance, and law. This year, he is teaching the core undergraduate introductory accounting course, BUAD 280.