I am an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Arkansas where I teach financial accounting. I was recently interviewed for the Walton College newsletter here.
My research interest are broadly focused on voluntary disclosure, CEO incentives, and the executive labor market. I have research on the implications of CEO employment gaps that has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research. Some of my current research projects include examining how (and why) firms disclose investments and the decisions underlying other voluntary disclosures.
Before beginning my Ph.D. at the University of Colorado Boulder, I did my undergraduate studies at Colorado Christian University where I received a double major in Accounting and Business Administration. It was my time doing consulting projects and working on research related to intellectual capital reporting that sparked my interest in examining how firms make decisions and guided me towards pursuing my Ph.D. in accounting.
Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, cooking, playing tennis, and going to the theater with my wife Sarah.