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David Emerson

David Emerson


  • Virginia Commonwealth University, PhD, Accounting, 2013
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, MBA, Accounting, 2008
  • Excelsior College, BS, Psychology, 2006

Research Interests

Most of my research is behavioral. I am interested in how individual attributes or environmental factors can reduce or eliminate certain negative consequences in both academia and in the accounting profession. A related stream evaluates the efficacy of the instruments used in those investigations. I have also looked at the prevalence of professional certifications (e.g., CPA) in academia, how it has changed over time, how it may differ by program prestige, how the relative proportion of credentialed faculty influences student outcomes, and how that certification is rewarded (or not).