Professor Williams received his bachelors and masters degree in accounting from Arizona State University. His research interests are in the market for audit services dealing with auditor choice, audit pricing, corporate governance, and auditor independence.
He has published several academic articles including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and the Journal of Accounting & Public Policy. He has teaching interests in financial accounting and auditing with a primary focus toward undergraduate and MBA students. He's a CPA and was a senior accountant on the audit staff of Ernst & Young.
Areas of Expertise
- The Audit Services Market
- Auditing Firms
- PhD, Pennsylvania State University
- MBA, Arizona State University
- AB, Arizona State University
- Ernst & Young Outstanding MAcc Teaching Award (2007) (2011)
- PriceWaterhouseCoopers Research Fellowship (2007)
- Pacesetters Undergraduate Teaching Award (2004)
- Outstanding Core MBA Teacher (2003)
- Outstanding Undergraduate Honors Instructor (2003)
- Outstanding MBA Teacher (2002)