I am a doctoral student in Accountancy at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, as well as a graduate of UIUC, with degrees in Accountancy, Finance, and Mathematics (theoretical).

I am currently on a fellowship in the second year of my PhD.  In the summer I will be teaching ACCY 304, Control Systems.  I am working on 5 research projects, 3 of which have working papers.  Working papers, once available, will be posted on SSRN.

This webpage mostly serves to link to other sources, as well as to distribute copies of my presentations.  Presentations are available, by year, in the sidebar.

I am currently involved in a number of research projects:
  • Understanding why audit standards are necessary using an economic, market driven, approach (with Romana Autrey of UIUC)
  • The relationship between the frequency of corporate takeovers and private takeovers within a country versus across borders, and how this varies with country characteristics (with Dr. Ola Bengtsson of Lund University)
  • Applying the Ising Model as an economic stability indicator (with Natalie Krzyzanowski of the University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Applying CS data mining techniques to fraud detection (with Brooke Elliott of UIUC and Nerissa Brown of GSU)
  • Analyzing the relationship between audit standards and audit fees internationally (with Hu Dan of Nagoya University)
In the past I have also done work on a start up, Tallecap, which aimed to provide venture capital professionals with a flexible, easy to use tool for generating capitalization tables and waterfalls (hypothetical payoffs).  I also ran a test run of a research center for students in finance (Undergraduate and Master's), called the Center for Student Research in Finance.  I have also worked at JPMorgan Chase, Treasury Services, helping to cost out multi-million dollar systems and improve revenue prediction on a wide array of products.

Newest additions to the site:
February 23, 2012

October 14, 2012

April 27, 2012

General Updates
October 18, 2011

2011 Lectures section added.