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Brad Hendricks

Associate Professor of Accounting

Brad Hendricks studies the causes and effects of corporate disclosure, financial regulation, initial public offerings and entrepreneurship.

His research has been published in leading accounting and strategy journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, MIT Sloan Management Review and Harvard Business Review. His work has been honored with the 2021 Glenn McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting and Ethics, the 2021 Bullard Faculty Research Impact Award and the Morgan Stanley Prize for Best Paper at the 2021 Review of Accounting Studies Conference.

His research is regularly featured in the national media. His work or comments have been cited by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, MarketWatch, Fast Company, Yahoo! News, Fortune and Forbes, among other outlets.

Dr. Hendricks teaches courses on financial reporting and the foundations of business thought to undergraduate and graduate students. He is an award-winning teacher. He received the 2016 and 2022 Weatherspoon Award for Teaching Excellence in the Master of Accounting Program.

He serves on the Kenan Scholars Board of Mentors and previously was a board member for Carolina for the Kids, the largest student-run philanthropy in North Carolina.

Before joining UNC Kenan-Flagler, he worked as an accountant for a startup technology company and as a CPA at Ernst & Young.

Dr. Hendricks received a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He received master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting from the University of Utah, where he graduated with high honors.