Michael Cipriano

Associate Professor

Dr. Cipriano teaches undergraduate and graduate classes focused on the preparation and analysis of financial statements.

His specialty is understanding how financial statements are used by intermediaries and end users for investment decisions.

Dr. Cipriano CV (pdf)

Education and Training

  • PhD, University of South Carolina, Accounting
  • MBA, University of Iowa
  • BBA, University of Notre Dame, Accountancy
  • BA, University of Notre Dame, Government and International Relations

My favorite spot on campus is Christ the King Chapel. The combination of the art-work by Fr. Catich and the Holy Water fountain makes it one of most unique and peaceful churches I have ever experienced. Campus can be a crazy busy place, but I can always find peace in the Chapel and I always learn something important from Fr. Thom.

Dr. Michael Cipriano


"Can Investing Diaries be Hazardous to Your Financial Health?," (with Thomas Gruca and Jennie Jiao), under review at Journal of Prediction Markets

"Value Relevance of Assets Measured using IFRS and US GAAP: An Examination of Non-US Voluntary Adopters in the US Equity Market," (with Elizabeth Cole and John Briggs)

Highlights and Published Work

"Has the qualified audit opinion become the "Rotten Kid" punishment threat?" with Erin Hamilton and Scott D. Vandervelde. Critical Perspectives on Accounting 47, 26-38. 2017.

"Newport Soup Inc.: An Interactive Inherent Risk Assessment Case," with Erin Hamilton and Scott D. Vandervelde, Journal of Accounting Education 37, 13-23. 2016.

"Private Information, Overconfidence and Trader Returns in Prediction Markets," with Sheila Goins and Thomas S. Gruca. Journal of Prediction Markets 9 (3), 1-21. 2015.

The power of priors: How confirmation bias impacts market prices," (with Thomas S. Gruca) Journal of Prediction Markets 8 (3), 34-56. 2014.

More About Dr. Cipriano

Courses Taught

Principles of Financial/Managerial
Intermediate Financial I and II
Auditing (Undergraduate/Graduate)
Advanced Financial Accounting
Advanced Financial/Managerial Theory
Financial Statement Analysis
Cost Accounting

Experience in Business and/or Industry
  • Systems Integration Consultant, CNA Insurance
  • Assistant to Controller (SEC Reporting), First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Staff Auditor, Deloitte & Touche
  • Audit Intern, Coopers & Lybrand
  • Audit Intern, Deloitte & Touche

West Side (Davenport) Parish Planning Commission

Volunteer Math Tutor, Assumption High School

Called and Gifted Program Team Member, Diocese of Davenport


Ad Hoc Reviewer, International Journal of Forecasting
Ad Hoc Reviewer, North American Journal of Economics and Finance
CPA License (through January 2021), Iowa (R5775)
Member, American Accounting Association (Auditing)
Member, AICPA


Michael Cipriano, PhD

McMullen Hall 217B
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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