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Brett Rixom

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Summary

Brett Rixom is an assistant professor of Accounting at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research involves the judgment and decision making of both auditors and managers, with a specific interest in improving performance and exploring unintended consequences.

At The College of Business, Rixom teaches courses about auditing, fraud and forensic accounting, managerial accounting and financial accounting.

Published Research Articles

  • ‘Training Auditors to Perform Analytical Procedures Using Metacognitive Skills.'
    (with D. Plumlee and A. Rosman) The Accounting Review, 2015, 90 (1): 351-369.

Conference Presentations

  • ‘Training Auditors to Think Skeptically.' Savannah, GA, American Accounting Association Auditing Midyear Meeting, 2012
    with D. Plumlee and A. Rosman (Received the Best Ph.D. Student Paper Award)
  • ‘Training Auditors in Professional Skepticism.' Portland, OR, American Accounting Association Annual Meeting of the Western Region, 2010

Teaching Experience

College of Business, Florida International University

  • Professor, ACG 4651 Auditing, Spring 2017
    Professor rating: 4.76 out of 5.0
    Professor rating: 4.75 out of 5.0
  • Professor, ACG 4651 Auditing, Fall 2016
    Professor rating: 4.81 out of 5.0
    Professor rating: 4.70 out of 5.0
  • Professor, ACG 4651 Auditing, Spring 2016
    Professor rating: 4.79 out of 5.0
    Professor rating: 4.48 out of 5.0
  • Professor, ACG 4651 Auditing, Spring 2015
    Professor rating: 4.69 out of 5.0
    Professor rating: 4.83 out of 5.0
  • Professor, ACG 4651 Auditing, Fall 2014
    Professor rating: 4.68 out of 5.0
    Professor rating: 4.67 out of 5.0
  • Professor, ACG 4651 Auditing, Spring 2014
    Professor rating: 4.82 out of 5.0
    Professor rating: 4.68 out of 5.0
  • Professor, ACG 4651 Auditing, Fall 2013
    Professor rating: 4.84 out of 5.0
    Professor rating: 4.48 out of 5.0

David Eccles School of Business, The University of Utah

  • Instructor, ACCT 5510 Auditing, Spring 2011
    Instructor rating: 5.66 out of 6.0
    Received a teaching excellence award for this course
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, ACCT 6540 Fraud/Forensic Accounting, Spring 2009

Education

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting, 2013
    The University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business
  • Master of Accountancy, Concentration in Auditing Systems, 2005
    University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, J.M. Tull School of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Concentration in Public Accounting, 2002
    Lake Superior State University, College of Business

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (Pennsylvania), 2007