Todd has walked the path of accounting, from undergraduate education to public practice, from academic research to graduate instruction. He loves searching for why decision makers do what they do and how to help them make better decisions. His research has focused on the effects of feedback, incentives, and control systems on performance and how personalities might interact with these. He has also researched how control and evaluations system features affect decision-making. Todd enjoys being with his family more than accounting and playing basketball only very slightly less.
Todd's research is published in Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Management Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, and Advances in Accounting.
Managerial Accounting (ACCT 308) - Internal accounting as a tool to generate information for managerial planning and control. Conventional and computer problem materials are used to develop understanding of operating and capital budgets, standard costs, incremental concepts, relevant costs, transfer pricing, and responsibility and profit center reports as a means of analysis as well as techniques of measurement.
Seminar in Managerial Accounting (ACCT 858) - Designed to broaden and deepen conceptual and technical understanding of management control systems (MCS). MCS are considered broadly to include everything that managers do to ensure good performance or, more specifically, to ensure that the company's strategies get implemented effectively.
Editorial board member - Behavioral Research in Accounting (2023-present)
Ad hoc reviewer – The Accounting Review (5), Journal of Accounting Research (1), Contemporary Accounting Research (8), Accounting, Organizations and Society (3), Management Science (1), Journal of Management Accounting Research (8), Management Accounting Research (6), Behavioral Research in Accounting (3), Journal of Information Systems (2), Journal of Business Ethics (4), European Accounting Review (1), Journal of Forensic Accounting Research (1), Accounting Perspectives (1), Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research (1), Accounting and the Public Interest (1)
Chair – Best MAS Paper at the AAA Annual Meeting Award Selection Committee – 2024
Chair – Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award Selection Committee – 2023-2024
Co-Lead – Management Accounting Section AAA Annual Meeting Program – 2022-2023
Member – Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award Selection Committee – 2022-2023
Member – Best Paper at the MAS Midyear Meeting Award Selection Committee
Member – 2023-2024 Bretton Woods Accounting and Finance Ski Conference (University of New Hampshire)
Reviewer – German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research (GIF)
Organizer – Management Accounting Experimental Research Brownbag (MAERBB) – Formed January 2015 (37 events to date)
Co-Organizer – Audit Experimental Brownbag (AEBB) – Formed February 2019 (4 events to date)