Aaron D. Crabtree
Director of the School of Accountancy
Associate Professor of Accountancy
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2004
M.Acc., Virginia Tech, 2000
B.S., Emory & Henry College, 1999
Dr. Aaron Crabtree completed his PhD at Virginia Tech in May 2004, after receiving his master’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech in 2000 and his bachelor’s degree in management from Emory and Henry College.
Crabtree’s research examines initial firm cost of debt, specifically how taxes and audit-related characteristics influence creditors and rating analyst’s perception of the firm. His papers have been published in Auditing, A Journal of Theory and Practice, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Advances in Accounting, and Journal of Accountancy. Crabtree was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 and awarded the KPMG Faculty Fellowship.
In May 2014, Crabtree began serving as Interim Director and was promoted to Director of the School of Accountancy in April 2015. He now leads the School in its efforts to conduct valuable research and educate young minds to prepare them for their future careers in accounting.