Ning Zhang is an associate professor of accounting and Commerce 1983 Distinguished Faculty Fellow in accounting at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University in Canada. He earned his PhD in business administration from Duke University in North Carolina. He also has a Master of Arts in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in China. He is interested in the role of information and financial reporting incentives in financial markets. Currently, he teaches financial accounting, financial and valuation analysis, and financial modelling at Smith School of Business. He has published his work in many leading academic journals, including Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, among many others. He received Smith's New Researcher award in 2018. He is an editorial board member of Contemporary Accounting Research and Journal of International Accounting Research.