Heller-Brown Building, 203
Departments/ProgramsInternational Business School
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
DegreesUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut, Storrs-Mansfield, B.S.
ExpertiseFinancial and managerial accounting; auditing
ProfileBrenda Anderson teaches at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the International Business School at Brandeis University. She has also taught at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Northeastern University, and Boston University. Prior to entering academia, Brenda worked as an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Connecticut. Her research focuses primarily on behavioral issues in accounting, with an emphasis on the human information processing aspects of professional auditor judgment. Professor Anderson has received research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Ernst & Young Foundation. She has published in journals such as The International Journal of Auditing; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; Behavioral Research in Accounting; and the Journal of the American Taxation Association.
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Awards and Honors
2012 International Business School Teaching Excellence Award (2012)
2006 Heller Teaching Excellence Award (2005)
2006 International Business School Teaching Excellence Award (2005)
Alan Beckwith Teaching Prize, Boston University (1990)
National Science Foundation Grant (1990)
National Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Accounting Association (1989)
Ernst and Whinney Grant (1986)
Anderson, Brenda and Maletta, M.. "Primacy Effects and the Role of Risk on Auditor Belief-Revision Processes." Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory Spring (1999): 75-89.
Anderson, Brenda, Angelini, J. and Maletta, M.. "Instruction, Experience and Initial Knowledge Acquisition: A Study in Taxation." Journal of Accounting Education 17. (1999): 351-366.
Anderson, Brenda and Maletta, M.. "Perceptions of Auditor Failure: Views of Judges and Auditors." International Journal of Auditing Fall (1998): 215-232.
Maroney, J., Rupert T., and Anderson, Brenda. "Taxpayers' Perceptions of Tax Provision Fairness." Journal of the American Taxation Association (1998): 60-77.
Anderson, Brenda and Maletta, M.. "Auditor Attendance to Negative and Positive Information: The Effect of Experience Related Differences." Behavioral Research in Accounting 6. (1994): 1-20.