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Bradley Lawson Assistant Professor School of Accounting 303 Business Building Stillwater Campus 405-744-5124 (Phone)

Dr. Lawson joined the faculty at OSU in 2012 after completing his PhD at Texas A&M University. Since that time, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on accounting information systems. He has also taught the introductory seminar for the Accounting Department’s PhD program and supervised several Honors theses for Master’s degree students. His research interests focus on auditing and corporate governance-related topics, including audit pricing and quality, audit market structure, and earnings quality. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Lawson began his professional career in the auditing practice of Arthur Andersen and worked for several years in both public accounting and industry accounting positions. He finished his professional career as a Sr. Manager for The Siegfried Group. Dr. Lawson still maintains his CPA license (in Arkansas and Texas).

Education

Ph D, Texas A&M UniversityAccounting2012
MS, University of HoustonMasters of Accountancy2006
BBA, Drury UniversityAccounting1998

Publications

Nathan R. Berglund, Don Herrmann & Bradley P. Lawson. "Managerial Ability and the Accuracy of the Going Concern Opinion". Accounting and the Public Interest. (Forthcoming).

Bradley P. Lawson & Angela Spencer. (2018). "Reorganization of the PCAOB’s Auditing Standards". Today's CPA. , 20-22.

Bradley P. Lawson, Vivian O'Hara & Angela Spencer. (2017). "Updates and Comparisons Regarding Changes to the Audit Reporting Model in the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union". Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. 28 (5), 9-22.

Bradley P. Lawson, Leah Muriel & Paula R. Sanders. (2017). "A Survey on Firms’ Implementation of COSO’s 2013 Internal Control-Integrated Framework". Research in Accounting Regulation. 29 (1), 30-43.

Bradley P. Lawson. (2017). "The Changing Structure of the Audit Market in the Oil & Gas Industry". Petroleum Accounting and Financial Management Journal. 36 (1), 46-72.

J. Daniel Eshleman & Bradley P. Lawson. (2017). "Audit Market Structure and Audit Pricing". Accounting Horizons, 31 (1)

Michelle Draeger, Don Herrmann & Bradley P. Lawson. (2016). "Changes in Audit Quality under Auditing Standard No. 5". Accounting and the Public Interest. 16 (1), 57-83.

Bradley P. Lawson, Angela Wheeler Spencer & Monika N. Turek. (2016). "Developments in ethics guidelines for CPAs". Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance.

Bradley P. Lawson & D. Wang. (2016). "The Earnings Quality Information Content of Dividend Policies and Audit Pricing". Contemporary Accounting Research, 33 (4)

Bradley P. Lawson & William C. Schwartz. (2014). "PCAOB Proposes Significant Changes to Auditor’s Reporting Model". Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. 26 (1)

Awards and Honors

Phillips 66 Exceptional Service Award (2017)
Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award (2017)
Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award (2015)
Outstanding Faculty Award for the Spears School of Business (2013)

Editorial and Review Activities

The International Journal of Accounting
Invited Manuscript Reviewer
2017

Presentations Given

Presentation of "Does audit committee reporting need to be improved? Evidence from a large-scale textual analysis"
Research Workshop at Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK - February  2018

Presentation of "Does audit committee reporting need to be improved? Evidence from a large-scale textual analysis"
Research Workshop at University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR - February  2018

Does the Dodd-Frank Act Affect the Informativeness of Credit Rating Changes? Evidence from Audit Pricing
AAA Auditing Section Mid-Year Meeting
American Accounting Association
  2017

A Survey on Firms’ Implementation of COSO's 2013 Internal Control - Integrated Framework
AAA Southwest Region Meeting
  2016

A survey on firms' implementation of COSO's 2013 Internal Control Integrated Framework
2016 AIS Midyear Meeting
American Accounting Association
Houston, TX - January 22 2016

Audit Market Structure and Initial Audit Pricing Strategies
AAA Auditing Section Mid-Year Meeting
  2015

The Earnings Quality Information Content of Dividend Policies and Audit Pricing
OSU Accounting Research Conference
Stillwater, OK -   2014

Auditor Monitoring and Dividend Payout Policy
AAA Annual Meeting
  2011

Courses Taught

ACCT 4763 (1 Semesters)
BADM 4093 (1 Semesters)
ACCT 5603 (3 Semesters)
ACCT 3603 (20 Semesters)
ACCT 6703 (1 Semesters)

Full Course List

SemesterCourseSectionCourse Title
Summer 2018ACCT 476342745International Accounting Abroad: Accounting for Ireland
Summer 2018BADM 409342759Business Colloquium: Doing Business in Ireland (I)
Spring 2018ACCT 560329274Accounting-based Information Systems
Fall 2017ACCT 360360006Accounting Information Systems
Fall 2017ACCT 360360007Accounting Information Systems
Fall 2017ACCT 670370210Seminar in Accounting Research
Spring 2017ACCT 360320033Accounting Information Systems
Spring 2017ACCT 560325091Accounting-based Information Systems
Fall 2016ACCT 360360006Accounting Information Systems
Fall 2016ACCT 360360007Accounting Information Systems
Spring 2016ACCT 36031ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Spring 2016ACCT 5603201ACCTG BASED INFO SYS
Fall 2015ACCT 36032ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Fall 2015ACCT 36033ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Spring 2015ACCT 36031ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Spring 2015ACCT 36032ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Fall 2014ACCT 36032ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Fall 2014ACCT 36033ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Spring 2014ACCT 36031ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Spring 2014ACCT 36032ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Fall 2013ACCT 36032ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Fall 2013ACCT 36033ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Spring 2013ACCT 36031ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Spring 2013ACCT 36032ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Fall 2012ACCT 36032ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS
Fall 2012ACCT 36033ACCTG INFO SYSTEMS