James is currently in his fifth year of the Accounting PhD
program at Michigan State University. Before joining MSU, he worked as a data
auditor at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) in Detroit, MI. During his time at
PwC, James focused on providing data analytics in support of external and
internal audit engagements. James helped design, implement, and deliver data
analytics in support of both external and internal auditor testing.
James is an active Certified Public Accounting in the State
of Michigan (License No. 1101035082). In addition, he is a Certified Internal
Auditor. James received his BBA in Accounting and Management Information
Systems from Grand Valley State University.
James' research interests are broadly within the field of
archival audit and financial accounting research. In his doctoral studies, he
has focused on both information content and acquisition of internal organizational
communications, external disclosures, and regulator disclosures.
Computer building, interesting coding applications, and new
data analytics are James' professional passions. When not at work James enjoys
world traveling and adventurous culinary experiences.