Associate Professor of Accounting

Director of MAcc Program

Culverhouse School of Accountancy

Research Interests


Ph.D., The University of Colorado at Boulder
M.Acc., Weber State University
B.Acc., Weber State University


Best Paper Award, AAA – Southeastern (2019).

Research Advisory Board Grant, Center for Audit Quality. (2017).

Best Paper Award, AAA – Western. (2016).

Gerald Hart Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Colorado. (2012).

KPMG Teaching Award, University of Colorado. (2012).

LEAD Graduate Teacher, University of Colorado. (2012).

Selected Publications

DeZoort, T., M. Doxey, and T. Pollard. 2021. Root Cause Analysis and its Effect on Auditors’ Judgements in an Integrated Audit. Contemporary Accounting Research 38 (2): 1204-1230.

Cussatt, M., T. Pollard, and M. Stone. 2019. The Usefulness of Accounting Information Resulting from Standard-setting Compromises: The Pension Accounting Case. Accounting Horizons 33(4): 145-165.

Buchheit, S., D. Dalton, T. Pollard, and S. Stinson. 2019. Crowdsourcing Intelligent Research Participants: A Student versus MTurk Comparison. Behavioral Research in Accounting 31(2): 93-106.

Cussatt, M., L. Huang, and T. Pollard. 2018. Accounting Quality under U.S. GAAP vs. IFRS: The Case of Germany. Journal of International Accounting Research 17(3): 21-41.

Buchheit, S., M. Doxey, T. Pollard, and S. Stinson. 2018. A Technical Guide to Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk in Behavioral Accounting Research. Behavioral Research in Accounting 30(1): 111-122.

DeZoort, T., T. Pollard, and E. Schnee. 2018. A Study of Perceived Ethicality of Low Corporate Effective Tax Rates. Accounting Horizons 32(1): 87-104.

Abbott, L., K. Gunny, and T. Pollard. 2017. The Impact of Litigation Risk on Audit Pricing Behavior: Evidence from Reverse Mergers. Contemporary Accounting Research 34(2): 1103-1127.

Burnett, B., B. Jorgensen, and T. Pollard. 2017. The Stock Market Reaction to Losing or Gaining Foreign Private Issuer Status. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 36(2): 101-118.

Pollard, T. 2016. Sneaking in the Backdoor? An Evaluation of Reverse Mergers and IPOs. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 47(2): 305-341.