Dr. Stephen Brown joined the AIA faculty as an assistant professor in Fall 2008 and was appointed as clinical associate professor in 2014. He holds a doctorate in accounting from Northwestern University and a Masters degree in Engineering Science and Economics from the University of Oxford in the UK. He is a Chartered Accountant and prior to entering academia, he worked for Arthur Andersen in both the audit and tax divisions. Stephen’s research focuses on the causes and effects of disclosures by management on the capital market. Stephen’s doctoral dissertation examined assumptions made by firms in the computation of their pension obligations and the way in which the capital markets interpret the resulting values reported in the financial statements. Subsequent work has examined the extent to which firms can reduce information asymmetry in the market for their stock by their disclosure policies. His work has been published in leading accounting journals.

During 2007-08, Stephen served as an academic fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Before that, he was on the faculty of Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta.