Brian Bratten presented his paper (co-authored with Stephannie Larocque and Teri Yohn), "On the Informativeness of Unexpected Exclusions from Street Earnings" at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, on November 6, 2019.


Assistant professor Ben Commerford (second from right) traveled to Washington D.C. this week with his research colleagues to present their paper at the PCAOB Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets. The research that he presented investigates how auditors rely on artificial intelligence when auditing complex accounting estimates. The coauthor team includes Jenny Wang, a current Ph.D.


Monika Causholli presented her paper titled, “Accounting Firm Size and Culture: An Institutional Theory Perspective” at the European Auditing Network Conference held in Parma, Italy. The paper is co-authored with Aleksandra Zimmerman at Florida State University and Candice Hux at Northern Illinois University.


Hong Xie’s paper (co-authored with Xiaohua Fang, Le Hua, and Jeffrey Pittman), “CEO Sensation Seeking and Accounting Conservatism” was presented at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California on August 13, 2019.


Accounting PhD student Meng Huang presented her paper (co-authored with Nicole Jenkins and Hong Xie), “Mandatory Repurchase Disclosure, Opportunistic Repurchases, and Their Real Effects” at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California on August 12, 2019.


Dan Stone and Accounting PhD Student Alicia Irwin presented “How to Win Firms and Influence Students—Teaching Accounting Data Visualization" at the American Accounting Association’s Conference and Learning in Accounting in San Francisco, California on August 10, 2019.


Ph.D. student Evisa Bogdani presented the paper "The Role of Assurance in Equity Crowdfunding" at the International Symposium on Audit Research (ISAR) Conference in Boston, MA. The paper is co-authored with Monika Causholli and W. Robert Knechel from the University of Florida.


Monika Causholli recently presented the paper titled “The Role of Assurance in Equity Crowdfunding” at Catholic University Leuven, Belgium. The paper is co-authored with Evisa Bogdani (Gatton Ph.D. student) and W. Robert Knechel from the University of Florida.


Audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP has named University of Kentucky professor Jeff Payne, KPMG Professor in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy in UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, as the 2019 KPMG James Marwick Professor-In-Residence.


Jenny Wang, ACC PhD student presented the paper, “Complex Estimates and Auditor Reliance on Artificial Intelligence at the 4th Ethics Symposium sponsored by the Centre for Accounting Ethics and CPA Canada, held in Toronto on April 25, 2019. The paper is authored by Dr. Ben Commerford and Dr. Sean Dennis, (UK Gatton College) and Dr. Jennifer Joe, University of Delaware along with Ms. Wang