Associate Professor of Accounting
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, Calif. He was a professor at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and most recently a professor at the Orfalea School of Business at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo where he received the Outstanding Faculty in Accounting Award. He has published his research in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, and Accounting Perspectives. His research primarily focuses on auditing and how legal and regulatory environments affect firm disclosure and financial reporting decisions. He and his wife, Beca, are enjoying raising their two children in La Mirada, Calif.