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W. Brooke Elliott

Professor of Accountancy and Department Head and Ernst & Young Distinguished Professor in Accounting


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Washington, 2003
M.B.A., Indiana University, 1999
B.S., Accounting, Indiana University, 1999

Positions Held

Department Head, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 to present
Ernst & Young Distinguished Professor in Accounting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016 to present
Full Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015 to present
Academic Director of Undergraduate Affairs, College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015-2016
Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2015
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003-2010

Recent Publications

Elliott, W., Grant, S., Rennekamp, K. 2017. How Disclosure Features of Corporate Social Responsibility Reports Interact with Investor Numeracy to Influence Investor Judgments. Contemporary Accounting Research

Asay, S., Elliott, W., Rennekamp, K. 2016. Disclosure Readability and the Sensitivity of Investors' Valuation Judgments to Outside Information. The Accounting Review

Elliott, W. 2015. Discussion of "Does Coordinated Presentation Help credit Analysts Identify Firm Characteristics?". Contemporary Accounting Research, 32: 528-533

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students (2013, 2015, and 2016 Ranked as Outstanding), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

Ken Perry Fellowship in Accountancy, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010-2014

Fred and Virginia Roedgers Fellowship, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2014

Teaching and Research Interests

Financial reporting and financial statement analysis

The determinants of investors' use of accounting information in their investment-related judgments and decisions. The relation between accounting information/disclosures and investor sentiment. Managers' strategic use of and investor response to non-GAAP (i.e. pro forma) earnings disclosures.