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Aaron D. Crabtree

Associate Dean of Master's Programs and Executive Development, KPMG Faculty Fellow in Professional Accounting and Associate Professor of Accountancy
Office of the Dean
HLH 301 F
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
(402) 472-9500
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Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2004
M.Acc., Virginia Tech, 2000
B.S., Emory & Henry College, 1999
Research Interests
  • The impact of taxes and auditor information on the capital markets.

Dr. Aaron Crabtree is the associate dean of master’s programs and executive development. In this role, he manages the strategic growth of the college’s graduate programs, including a high-quality portfolio of online programs, and continuing education outreach.

He previously served the College of Business as the director of the School of Accountancy since 2014. Crabtree was promoted to associate professor in 2010 and awarded the KPMG Faculty Fellowship. He joined Nebraska in 2004.

His 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.

Aaron completed his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech in 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 in Emory, Virginia.

CBA Student Advisory Board Outstanding Faculty Member 2006
Beta Alpha Psi Educator of the Year 2006