- Financial Accounting
- Disclosure Regulation
- Capital Markets
- Investor Information Demand
- 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 and regulation.
SEC Comment Letters and Firm Disclosure forthcoming in Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.
“The SEC Never Reads 74% of Filings, Putting Investors at Risk” – Marketwatch.com. October 2015
“An Examination of Changes in Earnings Management after Receiving SEC Comment Letters” – The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. May 2016
Received Outstanding Professor in Major 2016-2017.
Received a University Service Award from George Mason University’s Career Services in 2016.