Thomas F. Schaefer
KPMG Professor of Accountancy
Thomas Schaefer focuses primarily on the capital market valuation effects of financial reporting disclosures, managerial selection of discretionary accounting methods, inflation accounting, and alternative forms of enterprise performance measurement.
He has published in the field's top scholarly journals, and has co-authored a textbook, Advanced Accounting, that is used widely in courses on financial reporting for mergers and acquisitions. In 2007, he received the Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award from the Federation of Schools of Accountancy.
Schaefer joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1998, as chair of the Department of Accountancy. Prior to his arrival, he served for 16 years on the faculty of Florida State University, where he also held an endowed professorship and received three awards for teaching excellence.
One of the world's largest and most diversified professional services firms, KPMG provides assurance, tax, and consulting services. The company supports Notre Dame in many ways, including participating in its Matching Gifts Program, awarding scholarships, attending career night, conducting mock interviews, arranging internships, and providing guest lecturers.