Brian Bratten PhD, CPA
Gatton Chaired Professor of Accountancy
Professor Bratten joined the University of Kentucky in 2009 after receiving a PhD in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a BBA in Accounting and an MS in Finance from Texas A&M University, and is a CPA. Prior to his doctoral studies, he was a Senior Associate at KPMG LLP auditing companies primarily in the financial services industry. He was a Visiting Scholar at Indiana University during the Spring 2018 semester.
Professor Bratten has published research in a variety of accounting journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Accounting, Organizations, & Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, and Journal of Management Accounting Research. His research focuses on financial accounting and auditing topics, including fundamental analysis and forecasting by analysts, fair values and fair value accounting, executive compensation, earnings management, and the information content of disclosures. He was awarded the inaugural Gatton College Research Excellence Award for Productivity in 2017.
Professor Bratten teaches financial accounting courses and a doctoral research seminar, and currently serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for the PhD program in Accounting.