Michael Welker is a Professor of Financial Accounting and a Distinguished Professor at Smith.
His research interests have included disclosure, international accounting, measuring and communicating risk exposures, and incentives for earnings management.
He has served as an Editor, Consulting Editor, and the Editor-in-Chief for Contemporary Accounting Research, and as the Senior Editor for the Journal of International Accounting Research.
He has also served as an Editorial Board member or frequent ad hoc reviewer at other top accounting journals such as The Accounting Review and the Journal of Accounting Research.
His teaching, research and service have been recognized with teaching, supervision and research awards at Smith, with the national Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Thought from the CAAA, and with the Outstanding Service award from the International section of the AAA.