Sean Dennis joined the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting at the University of Central Florida in 2019. Prior to this, he served on the faculty at the University of Kentucky. He holds a BBA in Accounting and an MS in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked in the audit practice at KPMG. During his time at KPMG, he served clients in the financial services industry, including Wachovia Corporation and Wells Fargo and Company. He maintains a Florida CPA license and a North Carolina CPA license.
Dennis currently teaches undergraduate auditing. In this role, he strives to empower his students to ask difficult questions, understand situations and think critically. He also conducts research that addresses how auditors can preserve and enhance the value they add to the financial reporting process. His research addresses judgment and decision making around artificial intelligence (AI), complex estimates, auditor reports, fraud brainstorming and auditor liability. His research has been presented nationally and internationally, and has been published in Accounting Horizons, Accounting, Organizations and Society, The Accounting Review, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Current Issues in Auditing, and the Journal of Accounting Research. He and his wife (also an accountant) have three young children.