Sean Dennis is currently a faculty member in the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting at the University of Central Florida. 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 was a Senior Associate 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 North Carolina CPA license.
Dennis has taught undergraduate auditing since 2012. 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 current research addresses judgment and decision making around artificial intelligence, complex estimates, auditor reports, fraud brainstorming, and auditor liability. His research has been presented nationally and internationally, and has been published in The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Accounting Horizons, and Current Issues in Auditing. He and his wife (also an accountant) have three young children.