Jamie Pratt holds the A. L. Prickett Chair of Accounting at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University in 1973 and his doctoral degree from Indiana in 1977. Prior to joining the Indiana faculty in 1990, Jamie served on the faculties at the University of Washington in Seattle, Northwestern University, the University of Zurich (Switzerland), and INSEAD, an MBA program in Fontainebleau, France. Jamie teaches in executive programs throughout the world and has won numerous teaching awards and honors. He served as the Associate Editor of The Accounting Review, is very active in the American Accounting Association, and continues to publish in the top academic journals in accounting. In addition to this text, Jamie has authored a variety of educational products, including a case book, a spreadsheet-based financial analysis simulation, and state-of-the-art interactive financial reporting cases. His newest text, co-authored with Professor Eric Hirst, focuses on the link between shareholder value creation and financial reporting.