Assistant professor Ben Commerford’s paper (co-authored with Jessica Buchanan of Providence College and Elaine Wang of University of Massachusetts - Amherst) titled, "Auditor Actions and the Deterrence of Manager Opportunism: The Importance of Communication to the Board and Consistency with Peer Behavior" has been accepted for publication at The Accounting Review.

On August 16, VASOA PhD candidate Valbona Sulcaj presented the paper "Litigation Risk, Financial Reporting Quality, and Critical Audit Matters in the Audit Report: Early U.S. Evidence." The paper is part of her dissertation work.

On August 15, VASOA PhD candidate Valbona Sulcaj presented the paper "Non-Gaap Earnings and Board Connectedness in a Multiplex Network." The paper is co-authored with Monika Causholli and Nicole T. Jenkins (University of Virginia).

Von Allmen School of Accountancy professors Brian Bratten and Jeff Payne, along with former University of Kentucky PhD student Meng Huang (now at the University of Toledo), were cited in a recent article in Bloomberg.  Their paper - “Passive Investments and Stock Repurchase Activity" - is available on SSRN.

Monika Causholli has been invited to serve on the Editorial Board of The Accounting Review beginning June 1, 2020.

Jenny (Wang) Ulla, PhD candidate, and Ben Commerford, Assistant Professor in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy, have been awarded an Access to Audit Personnel research grant from the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) in Washington D. C. to study algorithms and their application in the auditing profession.

A group of over 20 people decided to create handmade masks for healthcare workers and people in the community. 

Vice Dean, Nicole Jenkins was interviewed by Wallet Hub and shares her expertise. "People often view personal loans as a way of getting out of debt or to get ahead. Personal loans are frequently taken out to consolidate debt – credit cards – or to fill a shortfall in income. However, covering/consolidating existing debt or filling an income shortfall without a robust plan to stop accumulating debt, cut expenses and/or increase income, with a personal loan may simply be delaying the inevitable financial crisis." 

Ph.D. candidate Evisa Bogdani presented her paper titled, “The Role of Assurance in Equity Crowdfunding” on January 18, 2020  at the Audit Midyear Meeting in Houston, Texas. Her research interests are in audit and financial accounting using archival methods. Specifically, she is interested in examining the role of assurance and disclosure’s features in emerging new financial markets such as equity crowdfunding. 

Gatton Professor Dan Stone's data visualization case (with Ann O'Brien of University of Wisconsin - Madison), titled, "Yes, You Can Import, Analyze, and Create Dashboards and Storyboards in Tableau!" has been accepted for publication at the American Accounting Association's Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. Dr. Stone serves as the Director of the Minor in Business Analytics. He is an author of the corporate governance and information technology sections of Wiley CPAExcel.