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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Conner Blake


MS in Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2018
BS in Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2018

Professional Experience

Assurance Intern, Ernst & Young, 2017
Corporate Accounting Specialist, TouchPoint, Inc., 2016

Recent Honors / Awards

Return to Research Grant (competitive UMass Graduate School grant), 2021
PhD Best Teaching Assistant Award, 2021
IMA Lybrand Silver Medal (with J. Bentley, M. Shackell, and P. Trafford), 2020
Moss Adams Peer-to-Peer Scholarship, 2017

Research Interests

Judgment and Decision Making in Accounting
Sustainability Accounting and Regulation
Peer Disclosure Effects
Managerial Operating Distortion

Teaching Interests

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Sustainability Accounting

Selected Publications

Bentley, J., C. Blake, M. Shackell, and P. Trafford. 2020. Let me Explain! Strategic Finance (March 2020).