Dr. Brown earned his bachelor's degree in accountancy and a master's degree in taxation from Bentley College. Darryl also has a master's degree in accounting from the University of Arizona where he completed his Ph.D. in accounting with a minor in finance in April of 2006.
Darryl brings a great deal of practical experience to the classroom; he started his career in public accounting with Ernst and Young in Boston and finished his public accounting career as a tax consulting manager with KPMG's Boston Office. In total, Dr. Brown has 8 years of public accounting and tax consulting experience. His client base included both small firms and Fortune 100 and 500 companies. While pursuing his doctorate degree, Darryl provided tax consulting services for small businesses and individual tax clients in Boston and Arizona.
Although his primary teaching interests are in the areas of individual and corporate taxation, he has taught courses in financial, intermediate and advanced accounting and financial statement analysis. Darryl has been recognized for his teaching excellence by the University of Arizona and Boston College.
His research interests include transactional legal tax issues, financial accounting and capital market issues and empirical tax issues, though most of his current research projects examine the extent to which taxes and information affect asset prices. For instance, he is currently examining the extent to which corporate income taxes affect firm stock price and whether this effect is the same for non-tax sources of income and the effect of auditor reputation and the insurance hypothesis on the stock prices of Big Four clients.