Facebook pixel Robert Lee, PhD, CPA | Pepperdine University | Graziadio Business School

Robert Lee, PhD, CPA

Assistant Professor of Accounting


Education

Drexel University: Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Accounting), June 2012
Dissertation: "Tax aggressiveness and the trade-off between tax benefits and tax costs"
Committee: Anthony Curatola (Chair), George Tsakumis, Hsihui Chang, Seung Lae Kim, Bernhard Reichert

Villanova University: Villanova, PA
Masters of Accountancy and Consultancy, 2005

University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, MI
B.A. Economics and Mathematics, 2003

Interests

Research: Judgment and Decision Making in Auditing, Taxation, and Managerial Accounting
Teaching: Auditing, Managerial Accounting, and Financial Accounting

RESEARCH

"Tax aggressiveness and the trade-off between tax benefits and tax costs" (Dissertation)

"Management disclosure and internal control quality" (with Helen Choy and Anthony Curatola) - Working paper

"Where are they now? A study of auditor turnover" (with Barbara Murray Grein and Judy Land) - Working paper

"The influence of tax policy and the retirement gender gap" (with Anthony Curatola) - Initial stages

Publications (in practitioner oriented publications)

Lee, R. & Curatola, A. (2012) "The Adoption Credit" Strategic Finance, May 2012.
Curatola, A. & Lee, R. (2012) "Proposed Regulations Relaxing Local Lodging Rules" Strategic Finance, September 2012.

Teaching Experience

2011-12 Instructor, Managerial Accounting, Undergraduate (Spring, 1 section)
2010-11 Teaching Assistant, Managerial Accounting, Executive MBA (Spring, 1 section)
2010-11 Teaching Assistant, Managerial Accounting, MBA (Spring, 1 section)
2010-11 Instructor, Managerial Accounting, MBA (Fall, 1 section)
2009-10 Instructor, Managerial Accounting, Undergraduate (Summer, 1 section)
2009-10 Instructor, Managerial Accounting, LEAD MBA (Summer, 1 section)
2009-10 Instructor, Managerial Accounting, Undergraduate (Spring, 1 section)

Conference Participation

2011 AAA Annual Meeting
2010 AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium (Lake Tahoe, CA)
2009 AAA Annual Meeting
2009 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting (Reviewer)
2009 American Taxation Midyear Meeting and JATA Conference


External Funded Research

2011 Institute of Management Accountants - for the period July 2011 to June 2012
Funding: $4,000 Project: Tax aggressiveness and the trade-off between tax benefits and tax costs (Dissertation)

Honors and Awards

2011 Awarded the Doctoral Student Grant from Foundation for Applied Research of the Institute of Management Accountants
2011 PhD Student Instructor Award, LeBow College of Business
2010 Teaching Assistant Award, LeBow College of Business
2005 Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Professional Experience and Certifications

2007 Certified Public Accountant (Pennsylvania)
2005 KPMG LLP, Senior Auditor