George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Johnson, Bret

Academic Unit:Accounting
Position:Assistant Professor
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 110
Office Hours:By Appointment
Research Interests:
  • Financial Accounting
  • Disclosure
  • Capital Markets
  • Regulation
  • PhD - Accounting, The Ohio State University
  • MS - Accounting, Brigham Young University 
  • BS - Accounting, Brigham Young University 

Bret A. Johnson joined the accounting faculty at Mason in 2015 after completing his PhD at The Ohio State University. He also holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.

His professional experience includes working as a senior auditor for Ernst & Young and as a staff accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Johnson is a CPA licensed in Virginia. His research and teaching interests are in financial accounting, particularly focused on disclosure, capital markets, and regulation.

Research and Awards:

Presented the paper titled, “The Switch Up: An Examination of Changes in Earnings Management after Receiving SEC Comment Letters” at the Brigham Young University Accounting Research Symposium in Provo, Utah in 2015, at the George Mason University Accounting Workshop in Fairfax, Virginia in 2015, and at the Washington Accounting Research Symposium in Washington, D.C. in 2016.

Received a University Service Award from George Mason University’s Career Services in 2016.