Professor Jim Ohlson is currently the Leonard N. Stern Professor of Business and Acting Chair of the Accounting Department at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Prior to joining New York University in 1998, Jim was the George O. May Professor of Accounting at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University Columbia. Jim was also the L.H. Penney Professor of Accounting at the University of California, Berkeley. At various times, he has also taught at Chicago University, Stanford University, University of British Columbia, University of Texas and New York University.

Professor Ohlson received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1968 and 1971, respectively. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree by the Stockholm School of Economics in 1996.

Professor Ohlson's research has focused on accounting theory and the role of accounting data in equity valuation contexts. He has published extensively in the academic literature on both theoretical and empirical subjects. He has also lectured on equity valuation in America, Asia, Europe, and Australia at Universities and for professional audiences. In 1995, his research was recognized by the American Accounting Association who awarded him The Notable Contribution to Accounting Literature Award.