George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Bret Johnson Awarded Securities & Exchange Commission Fellow

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Bret A. Johnson

Assistant Professor of Accounting Bret Johnson has been awarded a one-year academic fellowship with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC, an independent agency of the U.S. government, is responsible for enforcing federal securities laws and overseeing financial reporting standard setting and regulation of public companies.

During this fellowship, Johnson will be assisting the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant with its oversight of accounting and auditing issues. He will also help companies implement new accounting standards and assist regulators in keeping up-to-date with the latest academic research on economic and financial reporting regulatory issues.

“Almost all of my research has to do with the SEC and how the SEC affects company behavior,” Johnson said. “The research that my colleagues and I do is extremely relevant for this fellowship, and I’m grateful to have this opportunity to contribute directly to the work of the SEC by being a liaison between academia and the regulators.”

Johnson is the first Mason accounting professor to receive this honor.


Read more about Bret Johnson's fellowship with the SEC on Mason’s website, “Mason Business School Professor Awarded Securities & Exchange Commission Fellowship."