Md. Abdur Rouf, has been awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in AIS from IBA, by the University of Rajshahi during its recent syndicate meeting. His thesis topic was “Firm-specific Characteristics, Corporate Governance and Voluntary Disclosure in the Annual Reports of Listed Companies in Bangladesh”. The thesis was completed under the joint supervision of Professor Dr. Md. Aktar Uddin, Professor & Ex-director, IBA, University of Rajshahi and Professor M. Abdullah-Al Harun, Professor & Ex-chairman, Department of Accounting and Information Systems (AIS), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He has published more 20 articles in high index international and national Journals. He has also written five Books on (i) Principles of Accounting (ii) Intermediate Accounting (iii) Cost Accounting (iv) Management Accounting (v) Accounting Theory. At present, he is working as an Assistant professor of Accounting, Department of Business Administration, Daffodil International University, Bangladesh.