Richard Crowley joined Singapore Management University in 2016. He received his PhD in Accountancy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and received Bachelor's degrees in Accountancy, Finance, and Theoretical Mathematics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2012. His research examines financial accounting using both archival and analytical methods. Much of his archival work deals with large sets of unstructured data (e.g., textual disclosures) using high-powered computing algorithms to address accounting issues that are otherwise infeasible to approach. His research has been published in leading accounting journals such as Journal of Accounting Research.