Joanna L. Ho is a professor of accounting at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and specializes in corporate governance (ownership structure, board independence) and performance-based contracts at both employee and executive levels. Professor Ho was Associate Dean for MBA Programs and Director for the International Programs at the Merage school of Business. She was Vice President for Sections and Regions at the American Accounting Association (AAA), and is currently a Hong Kong Research Grants Council member. She has received the KPMG Peat Marwick Research Opportunities in Auditing Grant and her work has been published in journals such as Accounting Horizon, Accounting Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavior Research in Accounting, Contemporary Accounting Research, Information Systems Research, Journal of International Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Strategic Management Journal and others. She has made numerous presentations at conferences and workshops held in the States and around the world.