DepartmentsCrowell School of Business
Undergraduate Business Department
Biola AffiliationsFaculty, Employee

Documents

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.B.A., Pepperdine University
  • B.S., B.A., Accounting, Biola University

Member of

Biography

Prior to earning his Ph.D., Professor Burnett worked in public accounting as an auditor for Arthur Andersen, KPMG, and a boutique firm in Newport Beach, CA. He was a professor at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and most recently the Orfalea School of Business at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. His research primarily focuses on how legal and regulatory environments affect firm disclosure and financial reporting decisions. He and his wife Beca have two children.

Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Award in Accounting, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. (2015).
  • Deloitte Faculty Fellow. (2013-2015).
  • PwC INQuires Grant. (2014).
  • KPMG Teaching Award, University of Colorado at Boulder. (2010).
  • AAA/Deloitte J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow. (2009).
  • Gerald Hart Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Colorado at Boulder. (2008 & 2009).
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, Pepperdine University. (2006).

Publications

Books

  • Burnett, Brian M., Elizabeth A. Gordon, Bjorn N. Jorgensen, and Cheryl L. Linthicum. “Earnings Quality: Evidence from Canadian Firms’ Choice between IFRS and US GAAP.” Accounting Perspectives (forthcoming).
  • Burnett, Brian M., Bradrick M. Cripe, Gregory W. Martin, and Brian P. McAllister. 2012. “Audit Quality and the Trade-Off between Accretive Stock Repurchases and Accrual-Based Earnings Management.” The Accounting Review (87): 1861-1884.

Working Papers

  • Burnett, Brian M. “Market Implications of Voluntary Accounting Disclosures in the Absence of aMandatory Disclosure Requirement: Evidence from the OTCBB.”
  • Burnett, Brian M., Hui Chen, and Katherine Gunny. “Auditor Lobbying and Audit Quality.” Under submission at Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance.
  • Burnett, Brian M., Elizabeth A. Gordon, Bjorn N. Jorgensen, and Cheryl L. Linthicum. “Market Reaction to the Adoption of IFRS in Canada.”
  • Burnett, Brian M., Bjorn N. Jorgensen and Jeffrey C. Merrell. “Earnings Quality and Legal Origin: Evidence from Quebec.”
  • Burnett, Brian M., Bjorn N. Jorgensen and Troy J. Pollard. “The Market Reaction to Changes in FPI Status.”

Presentations

  • AAA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (2013).
  • Baylor University. (2013).
  • International Accounting Mid-year Meeting, Savannah, GA. (2013).
  • California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. (2012).
  • AAA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. (2011).
  • FARS Mid-year Meeting, Tampa Bay, FL. (2011).
  • North Carolina State University. (2011).
  • Northwestern University (2011).
  • University of Arkansas. (2011).
  • University of Houston. (2011).
  • University of Utah. (2011).
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