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Brett Rixom, Ph.D., CPA

Assistant Professor


Brett Rixom, Ph.D., CPA is an assistant professor in the University’s Accounting department. His research involves the judgment and decision making of auditors, managers, and consumers, ethical decision-making within various business settings, and topics with direct public policy implications. His published research has appeared in journals including: The Accounting Review, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting and the Public Interest.

Professor Rixom currently teaches cost management and control, accounting for management, and cost accounting. Courses previously taught include auditing and assurance services.


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

Professional certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (Pennsylvania)

Selected publications

  • Rixom, J.M., Jackson, M., Rixom, B.A. (2022). Mandating Diversity on the Board of Directors: Do Investors Feel that Gender Quotas Result in Tokenism or Added Value for Firms?. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Rixom, B.A., Pippin, S., Wong, J., Rixom, J.M. (2021). The Importance of Public Perceptions of the Ability of Government and Certified Public Accounting Firms to Manage and Monitor Relief Packages. Accounting and the Public Interest.
  • Rixom, J.M., Mas, E., Rixom, B.A. (2020). Presentation Matters: The Effect of Wrapping Neatness on Gift Attitudes. Journal of Consumer Psychology.
    • According to Altmetric:
      • The #1 rated paper published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology
      • Rated in the top 1% in over 20 million research outputs tracked
  • Plumlee, D., Rixom, B.A., and Rosman A. (2015). Training Auditors to Perform Analytical Procedures Using Metacognitive Skills. The Accounting Review.