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Oklahoma State University

BRAD LAWSON

BRAD LAWSON

School of Accounting
Ast Prof

303 SPEARS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
STILLWATER, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-5124

brad.lawson@okstate.edu

Biography

Dr. Lawson joined the faculty at OSU in 2012 after completing his PhD at Texas A&M University. Since that time, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on accounting information systems. He has also taught the introductory seminar for the Accounting Department's PhD program and supervised several Honors theses for Master's degree students. His research interests focus on auditing and corporate governance-related topics, including audit pricing and quality, audit market structure, and earnings quality. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Lawson began his professional career in the auditing practice of Arthur Andersen and worked for several years in both public accounting and industry accounting positions. He finished his professional career as a Sr. Manager for The Siegfried Group. Dr. Lawson still maintains his CPA license (in Arkansas and Texas).

Education

  • Ph D, Texas A&M University, Accounting, 2012
  • MS, University of Houston, Masters of Accountancy, 2006
  • BBA, Drury University, Accounting, 1998

Publications

  • Bradley P. Lawson, Gerald Martin, Leah Muriel, and Michael Wilkins. "Practitioner Summary: How Do Auditors Respond to FCPA Risk?". Current Issues in Auditing (Forthcoming).
  • Bradley P. Lawson, Gerald Martin, Leah Muriel, and Michael S. Wilkins. "How Do Auditors Respond to FCPA Risk?". Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (Forthcoming).
  • Nathan R. Berglund, Don Herrmann, and Bradley P. Lawson. (2018). "Managerial Ability and the Accuracy of the Going Concern Opinion". Accounting and the Public Interest. (18), 1,
  • Bradley P. Lawson and Angela Spencer. (2018). "Reorganization of the PCAOB’s Auditing Standards". Today's CPA. 20-22.
  • Bradley P. Lawson, Vivian O'Hara, and Angela Spencer. (2017). "Updates and Comparisons Regarding Changes to the Audit Reporting Model in the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union". Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. (28), 5, 9-22.
  • Bradley P. Lawson, Leah Muriel, and Paula R. Sanders. (2017). "A Survey on Firms’ Implementation of COSO’s 2013 Internal Control-Integrated Framework". Research in Accounting Regulation. (29), 1, 30-43.
  • Bradley P. Lawson. (2017). "The Changing Structure of the Audit Market in the Oil & Gas Industry". Petroleum Accounting and Financial Management Journal. (36), 1, 46-72.
  • J. Daniel Eshleman and Bradley P. Lawson. (2017). "Audit Market Structure and Audit Pricing". Accounting Horizons. (31), 1,
  • Michelle Draeger, Don Herrmann, and Bradley P. Lawson. (2016). "Changes in Audit Quality under Auditing Standard No. 5". Accounting and the Public Interest. (16), 1, 57-83.
  • Bradley P. Lawson, Angela Wheeler Spencer, and Monika N. Turek. (2016). "Developments in ethics guidelines for CPAs". Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance.
  • Bradley P. Lawson and Dechun Wang. (2016). "The Earnings Quality Information Content of Dividend Policies and Audit Pricing". Contemporary Accounting Research. (33), 4,
  • Bradley P. Lawson and William C. Schwartz. (2014). "PCAOB Proposes Significant Changes to Auditor’s Reporting Model". Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. (26), 1,

Presentations

  • Presentation of "Does audit committee reporting need to be improved? Evidence from a large-scale textual analysis"
    Research Workshop at Oklahoma State University
    Oklahoma State University
    Stillwater, OK - February 2018
  • Presentation of "Does audit committee reporting need to be improved? Evidence from a large-scale textual analysis"
    Research Workshop at University of Arkansas
    University of Arkansas
    Fayetteville, AR - February 2018
  • Does the Dodd-Frank Act Affect the Informativeness of Credit Rating Changes? Evidence from Audit Pricing
    AAA Auditing Section Mid-Year Meeting
    American Accounting Association
    2017
  • A Survey on Firms’ Implementation of COSO's 2013 Internal Control - Integrated Framework
    AAA Southwest Region Meeting
    2016
  • A survey on firms' implementation of COSO's 2013 Internal Control Integrated Framework
    2016 AIS Midyear Meeting
    American Accounting Association
    Houston, TX - January 22 2016
  • Audit Market Structure and Initial Audit Pricing Strategies
    AAA Auditing Section Mid-Year Meeting
    2015
  • The Earnings Quality Information Content of Dividend Policies and Audit Pricing
    OSU Accounting Research Conference
    Stillwater, OK - 2014
  • Auditor Monitoring and Dividend Payout Policy
    AAA Annual Meeting
    2011

Editorial and Review Activities

  • Editorial Board Member
    2017
  • Accounting and the Public Interest
    Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2019 - 2019
  • Accounting Horizons
    Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2018 - 2018
  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory
    Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2018 - 2018
  • Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance
    Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2018 - 2018
  • Journal of Information Systems
    Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2018 - 2018
  • Auditing: A Journal of Theory and Practice
    Ad Hoc Reviewer
    2017 - 2017

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award (2018)
  • Phillips 66 Exceptional Service Award (2017)
  • Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award (2017)
  • Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award (2015)
  • Outstanding Faculty Award for the Spears School of Business (2013)

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

  • OSU - Associate Professor, June 2018
  • OSU - Oscar S. Gellein/Deloitte and Touche Professorship, June 2018
  • OSU - PhD Program Coordinator, June 2018
  • OSU - Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, 2012 - 2018
  • The Siegfried Group. LLP, Team Leader and Sr. Manager, September 2005 - June 2008
  • Air Liquide America, LP, Supervising Accountant, January 2002 - September 2005
  • Enron Global Markets and Enron Networks, Staff Accountant, October 2000 - December 2001
  • Arther Andersen LLP, Senior, September 1998 - October 2000

Courses Taught

  • ACCT 3603 (22 Semesters)
  • ACCT 6000 (5 Semesters)
  • ACCT 4763 (1 Semester)
  • ACCT 5840 (1 Semester)
  • BADM 4050 (1 Semester)
  • BADM 4093 (1 Semester)
  • ACCT 5603 (3 Semesters)
  • BHON 4990 (4 Semesters)
  • ACCT 6703 (1 Semester)
  • ACCT 4930 (1 Semester)
  • ACCT 5830 (1 Semester)