I am currently an Associate Professor at the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

My C.V. is here, SSRN site is here, Google Scholar site is here, and LinkedIn page is here.

Research interests: financial contracts; the role of information in the financial markets; corporate use of big data; climate finance; cyber risks. The Harvard Law School Forum and Bloomberg featured my paper on shareholder contracts. Columbia Law School's blog featured my joint work on voluntary disclosures by activist shareholders. Selected working papers are available on SSRN.

Peer-reviewed research publications:
7. Cyber risk and voluntary Service Organization Control (SOC) Audits
    (solo authored) Review of Accounting Studies, Conditionally accepted (link)
6. Shareholder Monitoring and Discretionary Disclosure
    (with V. Nagar) Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2021 (link)
5. Contracts between Firms and Shareholders
    (solo authored) Journal of Accounting Research, 2020 (link)
4. The effect of economic policy uncertainty on investor information asymmetry and management disclosures
    (with V. Nagar and L. Wellman) Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2019 (link)
3. Manager-analyst conversations in earnings conference calls
    (with J. V. Chen and V. Nagar) Review of Accounting Studies, 2018 (link)
2. Shareholder activism and voluntary disclosure
    (with T. Bourveau) Review of Accounting Studies, 2017 (link)
1. The effect of voluntary disclosure on stock liquidity: New evidence from index funds
    (solo authored) Journal of Accounting and Economics, 2017 (link)

Teaching: I have created and taught several MBA, exec ed, MAcc, and undergrad accounting courses, including "Accounting and Big Data," "Accounting for Startup Founders," and "Financial Reporting for Chief Financial Officers."

Why have I created new accounting courses? Unfortunately, from undergrad to MBA to exec ed, accounting enrollments are down across the world, and I believe this is because accounting as a field has fallen behind the other business disciplines in creating value for students. Accounting content is often taught in a linear manner that lacks relevance to aspiring leaders and managers. We often focus on debits and credits to make our courses "hard," while failing to engage in deep discussions of how financial reporting can help managers navigate the perils and challenges of the financial markets. We too infrequently discuss how accounting outputs interact with the implicit and explicit nexus of contracts and relationships among all stakeholders in an organization. New accounting courses are rarely created, and those that are created tend to be only minor tweaks of existing courses. My pedagogical goal in all my courses is to teach accounting and financial reporting in a manner that sets a foundation for students to solve problems in new and continuously changing business environments.