I am an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas where I teach intermediate accounting. I am currently in my third year at the U of A in Fayetteville and was previously at the University of Colorado Boulder where I received my PhD in accounting.
My research interest are broadly focused on voluntary disclosure, managerial incentives, and institutional ownership. I have research on CEO employment gaps that has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research, research on insider trading around COVID that has been covered by the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog here, and studies investigating the oversight role of media that have been covered by Accounting Today here.
Some of my current research projects include examining how (and why) firms disclose proprietary investment information, why firms provide press releases, and the implications of index ownership on mangers’ financial reporting decisions.
Outside of work, my wife Sarah and I enjoy hiking in the Ozarks, visiting Crystal Bridges and the Walton Arts Center, cheering on the Razorback basketball team, and exploring everything that Northwest Arkansas has to offer! You can see an interview I did for the Walton College newsletter here.