Accounting and Information Systems
Ph.D. in Business, Concentration: Accounting, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011
M.P.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008
B.S.B.A. in Management, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005
Taxation and Corporate Finance
“The Effects of Regulatory Scrutiny on Tax Avoidance: An Examination of SEC Comment Letters” with Dan Lynch, Mike Mayberry, and Tom Omer. Forthcoming in The Accounting Review.
“Do External Labor Market Incentives Motivate CEOs to Adopt More Aggressive Corporate Tax Reporting Preferences?” with G. Brandon Lockhart. Journal of Corporate Finance (2016) 36, 255-277.
“Proximity to the SEC and Stock Price Crash Risk” with G. Brandon Lockhart. Forthcoming in Financial Management (2016).
“General Counsel Prominence and Corporate Tax Policy” with John Abernathy and Adi Masli. Forthcoming in Journal of the American Taxation Association (2016).
“Firm-Level Tournament Incentives and Corporate Tax Aggressiveness” with Adi Masli. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (2016) 35, 66-83.
"Product Market Power and Tax Avoidance: Market Leaders, Mimicking Strategies, and Stock Returns" with Dan Lynch, Mike Mayberry and Tom Omer. The Accounting Review (2015) 90 (2), 675-702.
"Corporate Tax Avoidance and the Timing of Annual Earnings Announcements" with Aaron Crabtree. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (2014) 42, 51-67.
"The Effectiveness and Valuation of Political Tax Minimization" with Matt Hill, G. Brandon Lockhart and Huishan Wan. Journal of Banking and Finance (2013) 37, 2836-2849.
“The Economic Relevance of Chief Marketing Officers in Firms’ Top Management Teams” with John Abernathy and Adi Masli. Journal of Business & Economics Research (2013)11 (12), 555-568.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Colorado
Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
Chartered Adviser in Senior Living (CASL)
Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI)