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).