Brian Bratten presented his paper titled, “Filling in the GAAPs in Individual Analysts’ Street Earnings Forecasts,” co-authored with Stephannie Larocque and Teri Yohn, at the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas on January 27.

Russell Williamson, PhD student in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy,  presented a paper co-authored with Brian Bratten and titled “The Effect of Mandated Performance Measurement on Voluntary Disclosure and Market Responses: Evidence from the EPA 2009 Reporting Expansion” at the university of Louisville on Jan 19, 2018.

     Ben Commerford's paper “Auditor Sensitivity to Real Earnings Management: The Importance of Ambiguity and Earnings Context” (with Dana Hermanson, Rich Houston, and Michael Peters) was recently accepted for publication at Contemporary Accounting Research.

Brian Bratten and Monika Causholli’s paper (co-authored with Tom Omer), titled “Audit Firm Tenure, Bank Complexity and Financial Reporting Quality,” was accepted for publication at Contemporary Accounting Research.

Ben Commerford's paper “The Effect of Real Earnings Management on Auditor Scrutiny of Managements’ Other Financial Reporting Decisions” (with Rick Hatfield and Rich Houston) was recently accepted for publication at The Accounting Review.

Listen to an interview with Dan Stone, from the Von Allmen School of Accountancy. This episode of “UK at the Half” aired during the November 14 UK-Kansas game.

Dan Stone was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Tennessee Accounting Educator’s Conference. Topic: “Digital Professionalism for Accountants”.

Dan Stone and Michael (Chuancai) Zhang presented their paper coauthored with Hong Xie and Vikram Gazula (Center for Computational Sciences) at the Commonwealth Computing Summit. Title, “Cloud-Based Text Analytics: Harvesting, Cleaning, and Analyzing Corporate Earnings Conference Calls.”

     Brian Bratten and Monika Causholli’s paper (co-authored with Linda Myers), titled, “Fair Value Exposure, Auditor Specialization, and Banks’ Discretionary Use of the Loan Loss Provision” was accepted for publication at Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance.

Monika Causholli recently presented her paper "Ties that bind: Knowledge networks and auditor performance" co-authored with Theresa Floyd, Nicole Jenkins and Scott Soltis, at Maastricht University and Vrije University, in the Netherlands.

Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Siebenthaler (Faculty Advisor) and the Alpha Mu Chapter on their outstanding efforts during the 2016-2017 academic year. The Beta Alpha Psi Board of Directors October 9th announced that the chapter has received international recognition as a Superior Chapter and will receive an award of $500. The financial support for this award is graciously sponsored by KPMG and the KPMG Foundation. Recognition as a Superior Chapter is a significant accomplishment.