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Nerissa C. Brown

Associate Professor of Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Maryland, 2005
M.S., Accounting, University of the West Indies, 1998
B.S., Accounting, University of the West Indies, 1996

Positions Held

Associate Professor and PwC Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, present
Academic Fellow, Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, 2017-2018
Associate Professor, University of Delaware, 2014-2018
Assistant Professor, Georgia State University, 2010-2014
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 2005-2010

Recent Publications

Brown, N., Stice, H., White, R. 2015. Mobile communication and local information flow: Evidence from distracted driving laws. Journal of Accounting Research, 53: 275-329

Brown, N., Christensen, T. 2014. The quality of street cash flow from operations. Review of Accounting Studies, 19: 913-954

Brown, N., Pott, C., Wompener, A. 2014. The effect of internal control and risk management regulation on earnings quality: Evidence from Germany. Journal of Accounting & Public Policy, 33: 1-31

Honors and Awards

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Faculty Fellowship, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, present

AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Outstanding Service Award, American Accounting Association, 2017

Accounting & MIS Faculty Excellence in Research Award, University of Delaware, 2016

Lerner College Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, University of Delaware, 2016

Teaching and Research Interests

Financial Accounting

My research interests include: (1) the determinants and capital market consequences of corporate financial reporting; (2) managers strategic disclosure of and investors response to non-GAAP financial metrics; and (3) the role of behavioral biases in the dissemination and use of financial information in capital markets.