Craig E. Lefanowicz

Associate Professor of Commerce; Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Center for Innovation in Professional Services

Craig E. Lefanowicz
+1 434-924-6356
Ph.D., Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin
Areas of Expertise: 
Financial reporting
Taxation of corporate control transactions
Professional Activities: 

Professor Lefanowicz has expertise in financial reporting and taxation of corporate control transactions. His current research focuses on the impact that accounting and taxation have on the structure and pricing of mergers and acquisitions. Professor Lefanowicz has taught a variety of financial accounting and reporting courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His teaching expertise has been recognized by the receipt of numerous teaching awards.

Professor Lefanowicz has presented his work at national and regional conferences sponsored by the American Accounting Association and at many university and conference research workshops. His work is published in, among other places, The Accounting Review; The Journal of Finance; Review of Accounting Studies; Journal of Corporate Finance; Journal of the American Taxation Association; and Accounting Horizons. He has taught for an international professional services firm and before joining the McIntire School of Commerce was a faculty member at the University of Oregon, Michigan State University, and Indiana University. Before earning his Ph.D., Professor Lefanowicz worked in a public accounting firm in both the auditing and tax areas.

Selected Publications:

“The Effect of Quarterly Earnings Guidance on Share Values in Corporate Acquisitions,” Journal of Corporate Finance, 2012 (A. Koch, C. Lefanowicz and J. Robinson).

Recent news about Craig E. Lefanowicz:
McIntire Accounting Professor Craig Lefanowicz is one of eight UVA professors to receive a 2018 All-University Teaching Award, in recognition of his outstanding mentoring and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students. Along with a banquet held April 26, 2018, to... Read more