Brad Cripe

Presidential Teaching Professor and Donald E. Kieso Endowed Chair in Accountancy



Brad Cripe joined the Department of Accountancy faculty in 2006. He teaches corporate taxation and advanced issues in taxation across all the department's master's programs, and taxation of business entities and financial accounting to undergraduates. He has won several teaching awards for graduate and undergraduate teaching at the university, college and department levels during his tenure.

In addition to his teaching, Professor Cripe has published in The Accounting Review, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, Tax Notes, The CPA Journal, Practical Tax Strategies and other academic and practitioner journals. His research investigates issues that make a difference in how professionals use (or should use) information at their disposal to make tax compliance decisions and how financial statements are affected by audit quality and recent FASB reporting changes. His research also informs the practitioner and academic communities about important changes in the tax law, the foundation upon which the tax law is applied in the United States, and the impact of socio-economic challenges in the economy to the practice of tax.

Professor Cripe earned his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in 2006. While there, he received the Graduate Teacher of the Year award from the university, College of Business and School of Accounting. He has also served as a question writer and question reviewer for the AICPA's Uniform CPA Examination. Finally, Brad serves as an author and editor on the Cengage SWFT series tax textbooks.


  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska
  • M.S., New Mexico State University, Accountancy
  • B.A., New Mexico State University, Economics
  • B.C.J., New Mexico State University, Criminal Justice

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