Assistant Professors, Ben Commerford and Sean Dennis have been awarded a competitive research grant from the Center for Audit Quality. Their project titled, “‘Alexa, Audit Loan Grades’: Enhancing Auditor Reliance on Artificial Intelligence Through Anthropomorphism” will examine issues related to the increasing role of artificial intelligence in the audit setting. The full announcement from the Center for Audit Quality can be seen HERE.

Monika Causholli recently presented her paper titled "Overseeing the External Audit Function: Evidence from Recent Audit Committee Voluntary Disclosures" and co-authored with Brian Bratten and Valbona Sulcaj, at the International Symposium of Audit Research (ISAR) held in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Her other paper titled  "The Market Premium of Audit Partners with Big 4 Experience" and co-authored with Kenneth Bills and Aleksandra Zimmerman was presented at the European Accounting Association Annual Congress in Milan, Italy.

Congratulations to Donnie Royse for graduating with honors for his masters, this past weekend from Morehead State University. 

Monika Causholli recently presented her paper titled “Overseeing the external audit function: Evidence from recent audit committee voluntary disclosures” co-authored with Brian Bratten and Valbona Sulcaj at the American Accounting Association Southeast Region Meeting in Greenville, South Carolina.

     Dan Stone’s paper (with Netta Weinstein) titled, “Need Depriving Effects of Financial Insecurity: Implications for Well-Being and Financial Behaviors” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Through March 9, 2018, the Von Allmen School of Accountancy will be accepting applications for undergraduate accounting scholarships. For information regarding the scholarship qualifications and application, click on the following link:

Sean Dennis’s paper (co-authored with Karla Johnstone), titled “A Natural Field Experiment Examining the Joint Role of Audit Partner Leadership and Subordinates' Knowledge in Fraud Brainstorming” was accepted for publication at Accounting, Organizations and Society.

Brian Bratten presented his paper titled, “Filling in the GAAPs in Individual Analysts’ Street Earnings Forecasts,” co-authored with Stephannie Larocque and Teri Yohn, at the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas on January 27.

Russell Williamson, PhD student in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy,  presented a paper co-authored with Brian Bratten and titled “The Effect of Mandated Performance Measurement on Voluntary Disclosure and Market Responses: Evidence from the EPA 2009 Reporting Expansion” at the university of Louisville on Jan 19, 2018.

     Ben Commerford's paper “Auditor Sensitivity to Real Earnings Management: The Importance of Ambiguity and Earnings Context” (with Dana Hermanson, Rich Houston, and Michael Peters) was recently accepted for publication at Contemporary Accounting Research.