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Research Interests:

Judgment and decision-making, primarily in financial accounting. In particular:


— identifying how/when social norms influence conformity

— understanding how mind-sets and decision-frames influence reporting decisions

— using psychology judgment and decision-making theory to improve individual decision making

— identifying how investors’ motivations influence their decision making


My dissertation examines how the source and nature of standards jointly influence reporting compliance. More specifically, I examine how different types of reporting standards communicate different social norms, and the conditions under which individuals comply with those norms.



Teaching Interests:

Financial and managerial accounting



About Me:


I am an accounting Ph.D. candidate at Emory University. I have a wonderful family that includes my wife, Amy, and our three kids. My kids have no idea what daddy does at school, and their eyes glaze any time I try and explain it to them. Instead, I just enjoy spending my free time with them.