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University of Nebraska–Lincoln


Bret Sheeley

Ph.D. Candidate in Accounting
HLH 445 B
P.O. Box 880488
Lincoln, NE 68588-0488
(402) 472-2337
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M.S., Accounting & Finance, Minnesota State University Moorhead
B.S., Accounting, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Bret is a Ph.D. Candidate in Accounting. His research interests include using an experimental methodology to examine management control system design and its effects on the judgment and decision-making of employees, managers, and investors. His teaching interests cover broad areas in accounting that include Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Managerial/Cost Accounting, and Accounting Information Systems courses.


Before entering the Ph.D. program at UNL, Bret earned his M.S. (Accounting & Finance) and B.S. (Accounting) from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He is a licensed CPA and CMA with four years of public and private accounting experience.

Undergraduate Courses

Intermediate Accounting I and II (ACCT 313 and ACCT 314)

Managerial Accounting (ACCT 308)

Teaching Interests
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
Institutional Service
  • Graduate Student Association, 2020-2022
    • School of Accountancy Representative
    • Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member
  • Outstanding Reviewer, AAA Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting, 2024
  • CMA Gold Medal Award, ICMA Board of Regents, 2023
  • IMA Doctoral Scholars Stage III Grant, IMA Research Foundation, 2023
  • College of Business Ph.D. Student Teaching Award, University of Nebraska, 2023
  • College of Business Ph.D. Student Research Award, University of Nebraska, 2023
  • CMA Doctoral Scholarship Recipient, Institute of Management Accountants, 2022
  • College of Business Research Grant, University of Nebraska, 2022
  • AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Participant, 2021
  • Highest composite CPA exam score, North Dakota State Board of Accountancy, 2017
  • Outstanding Accounting Graduate, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2014
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of North Dakota
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Institute of Management Accountants