Lucy W Lu

Lucy W Lu

Associate Professor, Accounting and Academic Director of MSA Program

    Business and Engineering Convergence Center 2162
    (309) 677-2290


Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
M.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
B.A., Gansu University of Technology



Lucy Lu joined Bradley University as an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting in 2014. She has worked in various industries and has work experience in both corporate and public accounting in the areas of auditing, taxation, litigation support, and corporate consolidated financial reporting. Dr. Lu is a CPA and CMA, and a member of the American Accounting Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Phi Kappa Phi.


Dr. Lu has passion for teaching accounting courses. Her teaching interests are in the areas of financial and managerial accounting. Courses she taught include Intermediate Accounting I (ATG301), Intermediate Accounting II (ATG302), and Accounting Principles - Cost Management (ATG158). Prior to joining Bradley University, she taught managerial accounting and accounting for managers at the University of Texas at Arlington.


Dr. Lu's research interests include sustainability reporting, corporate governance, earnings management, and international accounting issues. Her work has appeared in American Accounting Association’s journals, such as the Journal of International Accounting Research (JIAR)

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles in the Last Five Years

Lu, W., & Taylor, M. E. (2015). Which factors moderate the relationship between sustainability performance and financial performance? A meta-analysis study. Journal of International Accounting Research15(1), 1-15.

Lu, L. W., & Taylor, M. E. (2018). A study of the relationships among environmental performance, environmental disclosure, and financial performance. Asian Review of Accounting26(1), 107-130.

Jiao, F. & Lu, L. W. (2019). Earnings management, benchmarking, and market valuation – A perspective from the hospitality industry. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 19(3), 65-96.

Research Grants and Awards

  • "Scholar of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grant", Bradley University, 2017-2018.
  • "Professional Development Funds", Bradley University College of Business,2021-2022.
  • “Outstanding Paper of the Year--Emerald Literati Award”, Emerald Publishing, 2019.

Practice in Field

  • Member, International Association for Accounting Education and Research, IAAER. (May 2013 - Present).
  • Member, American Accounting Association, AAA. (March 2010 - Present).
  • Member and campus Liaison, Institute of Management Accountants, IMA. (August 2017-Present)
  • Member, Illinois CPA Society-Central Chapter, ICPAS. (May 2016 – Present)
  • Program coordinator, AAA International Accounting Section Regional Program. (August 2019 – Present)


Dr. Lu serves as a member on several committees at three different levels: department, college, and the university. She is the supervisor/coordinator of the Accounting Tutoring Lab. She coordinates the accounting department annual banquet. She periodically reviews manuscripts for academic conferences and journals and ad hoc reviews textbooks in Managerial Accounting, and Intermediate Accounting. Dr. Lu has volunteered as a moderator or discussant at different academic conferences and participated in the 2019 AAA HERO host program.

Licensures and Certifications

Dr. Lu is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California (inactive), Texas, and Illinois.