Susan Riffe

Clinical Professor

PhD, University of Southern California


  • Bio

    Susan Riffe teaches graduate courses in financial accounting, financial reporting and analysis, and advanced topics including derivatives and foreign exchange. A member of the SMU faculty since 1992, she is passionate about giving her students a strong foundational understanding of financial statements and encouraging them that accounting is fun! Her teaching awards include:

    2018 and 2023 Barbara and James Mangum Endowed Award for Teaching Excellence
    2014 C. Jackson Grayson Faculty Innovation Award
    2002 and 2005 Distinguished Teacher in the MBA Program
    2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2013 Outstanding Teaching in the MBA Program
    1996-1997 Arthur Andersen Junior Faculty Fellow
    1995 and 1996 Recognition for Outstanding Teaching in BBA Program
    1994 Distinguished Teacher in the BBA Program
    1994 Ernst and Young Faculty Development Award
    1991 Mary Pickford Foundation Teaching Award
    1990 AWSCPA/ASWA National Laurels Fund Scholarship
    1990 University of Southern California Doctoral Achievement Award
    1989 & 1990 Deloitte and Touche Doctoral Fellowship

  • Teaching

    ACCT 6201 Financial Accounting I
    ACCT 6202 Financial Accounting II
    BA 6422 Financial Accounting for EMBAs
    ACCT 6374 Financial Accounting for OMBAs

  • Research

    Using Accounting Information to Value Stock, Effect of Accounting Events on the Valuation of Stock, Accounting Issues for Financial Institutions