Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

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Brant Christensen

Assistant Professor and RubinBrown Faculty Scholar
Cornell Hall
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm and by prior appt.
Thursday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm and by prior appt.
(573) 882-6056

Brant Christensen (BS, MAcc, BYU ’09; PhD, Texas A&M ’15) is an assistant professor of accountancy and the RubinBrown Faculty Scholar. Brant teaches Accounting Information Systems and his research interests focus on the external audit function, audit quality, and audit-related standard setting and regulation. Brant worked for two years in PwC’s assurance practice and is a CPA in the state of Ohio. He was awarded competitive research grants from The Center for Audit Quality in 2012 and 2013, was one of ten recipients of the 2013 Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, and was awarded the Dean’s award for Outstanding Research by a Doctoral Student in 2014. Brant and his wife, Marcie, enjoy spending their free time with their three energetic boys and one baby girl.


Journal Articles

Christensen, B. E., S. M. Glover, T. C. Omer, and M. K. Shelley. 2016. “Understanding audit quality: Insights from audit professionals and investors.” Contemporary Accounting Research, 33 (4): 1648-1684.

Christensen, B.E., A.J. Olson, and T.C. Omer. 2015. “The Role of Audit Firm Expertise and Knowledge Spillover in Mitigating Earnings Management through the Tax Accounts.” The Journal of the American Taxation Association, 37 (1): 3-36.

Christensen, B.E., R.J. Elder, and S.M. Glover. 2015. “Behind the Numbers: Insights into Audit Firm Sampling Methods.” Accounting Horizons, 29 (1): 61-81.

Christensen, B. E., S. M. Glover, and C. J. Wolfe. 2014. “Do Critical Audit Matter Paragraphs in the Audit Report Change Nonprofessional Investors’ Decision to Invest?” Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 33 (4): 71-93. 

Christensen, B. E., S. M. Glover and D. A. Wood. 2012. Extreme Estimation Uncertainty in Fair Value Estimates: Implications for Audit Assurance. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 31 (1): 127-146.