William D. Brown  

 Associate Chair

 Telephone: 413-577-7004

 Email: wbrown@isenberg.umass.edu

 Office: Isenberg 357


Ph.D., University of MA, Amherst, 2002.

BBA, University of MA, Amherst, 1997.


 Research/Teaching Interests:

Managerial accounting and business decision-making.

PhD seminars in capital markets research.

Undergraduate and graduate financial accounting including advanced financial reporting, financial statement analysis, business valuation and financial economics.

Impact of corporate governance and the properties of reported accounting metrics on the expected cost of equity capital.

Earnings management, new accounting rules and securities regulations and the interactions with-and impact on-earnings quality.

Academic & Professional Affiliations:

  • American Accounting association

  • Accounting Programs Leadership Group of the AAA

  • Financial reporting section of the AAA

  • American Finance Association