Brian M. Burnett is an assistant professor of accounting in the Turner School of Accountancy in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Burnett’s research primarily focuses on two areas. His research investigates how laws and regulations affect financial reporting and disclosure decisions. It also explores how audit quality affects firms’ financial reporting and business decisions as well as determinants of audit quality. His research is published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, and Journal of International Accounting Research. Prior to earning his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dr. Burnett worked in public accounting as an auditor for Arthur Andersen, KPMG, and a boutique firm in Newport Beach, CA.