Ben Commerford PhD
Assistant Professor and Arthur Andersen Research Fellow
Professor Commerford joined the University of Kentucky in 2015 after receiving a PhD in Accounting from the University of Alabama. He also holds a BSBA in Accounting and a MS in Accounting from Colorado State University, and is a CPA (inactive). Prior to his doctoral studies, he was an Audit Associate at KPMG LLP in the Denver office.
Dr. Commerford's research interests include judgment and decision-making in auditing and financial reporting, primarily focusing on issues related to earnings management, professional skepticism, evidence collection, and audit technologies. His research has been presented nationally and internationally and has been published in The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. Dr. Commerford is currently on the editorial board of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.