Brent Lao joins the Department of Accounting as an assistant professor. At ISU, he will be teaching the intermediate and advanced accounting courses. Prior to joining Illinois State University, Brent Lao taught MBA courses at Florida International University for five years. Brent Lao earned his doctoral degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and undergraduate and master’s degrees from Indiana University. His research focuses on the impact of financial information on the capital markets and has been published in the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. He also serves as a reviewer for a professional organization in accounting and was awarded Best Paper Reviewer.
Prior to academia, Brent Lao has worked for PepsiCo as a staff accountant. He lives in Bloomington with his wife and two young children – an eight-year old boy and a three-year old daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys oil painting, traveling and gardening.
Ph.D., University of Texas MBA., Indiana University B.A., Indiana University