Brian Burnett is an assistant professor of accounting in the Turner School of Accountancy in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Burnett’s research primarily focuses on two areas. He is curious about how laws and regulations affect financial reporting and disclosure decisions of firm managers. He also explores how audit quality affects firms’ financial reporting and business decisions as well as determinants of audit quality. His research has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Journal of International Accounting Research, and Accounting Perspectives. Prior to earning his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dr. Burnett worked in public accounting as an auditor for Arthur Andersen, KPMG, and a boutique firm in Newport Beach, CA.