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Accounting Professor Selected as Fellow for National Oversight Board

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Brian Daugherty, Assistant Professor of Accounting, has been chosen to serve as an Academic Fellow at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Office of Research and Analysis (ORA) for the 2011-12 academic year. The fellowship program recognizes outstanding scholars in auditing and oversight issues.  Daugherty will engage in a one-year fellowship in ORA’s Washington D.C. office.

The PCAOB was established by Congress in connection with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.  It is charged with overseeing the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and the public interest by promoting informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of broker-dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws, to promote investor protection.  ORA, where Daugherty will be conducting research, supports the oversight activities of the PCAOB. 

Daugherty’s recent research examines corporate governance, the PCAOB inspection process, and various facets of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.