On August 7th, VASOA PhD student, Valbona Sulcaj, presented the paper "Overseeing the External Audit Function: Evidence from Recent Audit Committee Voluntary Disclosures" (with Brian Bratten and Monika Causholli) at the AAA 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington DC.


Michael Chuancai Zhang recently presented his paper titled “The Effect of Management Language Cohesion on Information Asymmetry and the Cost of Equity Capital” co-authored with Dan Stone and Hong Xie, and discussed a paper titled “Seeing is Believing? Perceived Executive Facial Trustworthiness, Auditor Tenure, and Audit Fees” at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on August 7, 2018.


Russell Williamson and Dan Stone’s paper, "Creating Community Shared, Validated Data Sets to Benchmark Accounting Systems Students’ IT and Cybersecurity Knowledge," received the 2018 Best Research Paper award at this year's Accounting Information Systems Educator Conference.”


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: http://gattonweb.uky.edu/undergraduates/accscholarships.


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.