William Brink

Assistant Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D. University of South Carolina 2014
  • M.S.A University of North Carolina Wilmington 2007
  • B.S. Appalachian State University 2005

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, Miami University (June, 2014 - Present)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Accountancy, Miami University (January, 2014 - May, 2014)
  • Senior Tax Associate, RSM McGladrey (August, 2007 - July, 2010), Wilmington, North Carolina

Recent Publications

  • Brink, William D., Grenier, Jonathan, Pyzoha, Jonathan, and Reffett, Andrew. 2018. The Effects of Clawbacks on Auditors' Risk Assessments and Propensity to Propose Restatements. Journal of Business Ethics. In Press.
  • Brink, William D. and Hansen, Victoria. 2018. Incorporating Big Data in the Tax Classroom: Using the IRS Statistics of Income (SOI) to Identify Tax Risk. The Tax Adviser. In Press.
  • Brink, William D., Eaton, Tim, Grenier, Jonathan, and Reffett, Andrew. 2017. Deterring Unethical Behavior in Online Labor Markets. Journal of Business Ethics. In Press.
  • Brink, William D. and Lee, Lorraine S. 2016. Data Visualisations: Looks can be Deceiving. CGMA Magazine. December 01, 2016.
  • Brink, William D. and Porcano, Thomas M.. 2016. The Impact of Culture and Economic Structure on Tax Morale and Tax Evasion: A Country-Level Analysis Using SEM. Advances in Taxation. 23: 87 - 123.
  • Evans, Allison, Brink, William D., Lee, Lorraine S., and Hennig, Cherie. 2016. Using Excel in the Classroom: Performing a Multilevel Tax Analysis of an S Corporation Conversion. Tax Adviser. 47(2): 350 - 353
  • Brink, William D. 2016. Taxpayers beware: Tax Software May End up Costing More Than You Think. The Conversation. Available at:
  • Brink, William D. and Quick, Linda A. 2016. Accounting Doctoral Program Characteristics: A Guide for Prospective Students. Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations. 18: 69 - 109. Brink, William D. and White, Rich A.. 2015. The Effects of a Shared Interest and Regret Salience on Tax Evasion. Journal of the American Taxation Association. 37(2): 109 - 135.
  • Brink, William D. and Lee, Lorraine S.. 2015. The Effect of Tax Preparation Software on Tax Compliance: A Research Note. Behavioral Research in Accounting. 27 (1): 121 - 135.


Dr. Brink joined the faculty of Miami University in the spring semester of 2014 from the Carolinas. His primary teaching interest are in the area of taxation and his primary research interest examine the judgments and decision making of both taxpayers and tax professionals. Outside of work, Dr. Brink enjoys spending time with his family and friends and participating in any sporting activity. In addition he is a huge Pittsburgh sports fan rooting for the Steelers, Buccos, and Pens.


  • SPRING 2019
  • ACC 646 SEC A, TR 8:30AM-9:50AM FSB 0031
  • ACC 646 SEC B, TR 10:05AM-11:25AM FSB 0031

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • SPRING 2019
  • TW 12:30pm–3:00pm
  • Others by appointment


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