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Chris Pearson

PhD Program: Concentration in Accounting
Years in Program: 3
Expected Graduation: 2022


Chris Pearson is a 5th year Ph.D. Candidate at the Von Allmen School of Accountancy, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, he received his master's (concentration in taxation) in accounting from Southern Utah University, and worked as an external auditor with Deloitte in Las Vegas, NV. His research interests lie primarily in external audit, using experimental methodology, and his research has been published in Behavioral Research in Accounting. He enjoys interacting with students in the classroom and is the graduate student recipient of the Gatton College's 2021 Teaching Excellence Award.

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