Shannon Garavaglia
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
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Shannon joined the Katz School of Business in 2020 after receiving her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. For the 2020-21 academic year, Shannon served as the Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in Norwalk, Connecticut before joining the faculty at Katz full-time. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Shannon worked as an auditor at KPMG in Chicago and received a B.B.A in accounting from Loyola University Chicago.

Shannon’s research focuses on judgment and decision making in a financial reporting context, with an emphasis on how individual investors acquire and integrate accounting information into their investment decisions. She was drawn to this area of research because of its ability to inform regulators and standard setters about nonprofessional investors’ behavior.

Shannon’s teaching interests include financial accounting and data analytics.


  • PhD in Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin, 2020
  • Master of Science in Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Loyola University Chicago, 2013

Personal Interests

Shannon and her husband Steve are excited to explore all of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods and parks. When she isn’t working, Shannon also enjoys trying new gluten-free recipes and spending time outdoors.