Brett Rixom, Ph.D., CPA

Brett Rixom, Ph.D., CPA

Assistant Professor of Accounting

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Research: Judgment and decision-making of both auditors and managers with a specific interest in improving performance and exploring unintended consequences

Teaching: Auditing, Fraud/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
Contact Info

Phone: (775)-784-6456

Email: brixom@unr.edu