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10-14-2011

Brown Appointed Assistant Professor of Accounting at Clarkson University

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William D. Brown Jr. has been appointed assistant professor of accounting at Clarkson University.

William D. Brown Jr.He received his bachelor of business administration degree and doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Before coming to Clarkson, Brown was an assistant professor of accounting at Quinnipiac University, Syracuse University and Lehigh University. He has also worked as a senior economist for Cornerstone Research in Washington, D.C., as a staff accountant at Price Waterhouse in Hartford, Conn., and as a special project consultant for AmSouth Bancorp in Birmingham, Ala.

His research interests include the extent to which market participants, managers and other decision-makers efficiently utilize relevant accounting information in financial or resource investment decisions.

Brown has published several articles, has several more articles in the process of being published and has made 10 invited presentations. He is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), the Financial Reporting Section of the AAA and the American Finance Association. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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