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Faculty Profile: Brenda Anderson

Brenda Anderson

Senior Lecturer and MBA Program Director in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management; Senior Lecturer in the Brandeis International Business School

Financial and managerial accounting; auditing

Brenda Anderson teaches at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the International Business School at Brandeis University. She also teaches physician leaders in numerous Brandeis executive education programs. Brenda has 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.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut, Storrs-Mansfield, B.S.


Awards & Honors:
  • (2015) Heller Teaching Excellence Award
  • (2012) 2012 International Business School Teaching Excellence Award
  • (2005) 2006 Heller Teaching Excellence Award
  • (2005) 2006 International Business School Teaching Excellence Award
  • (1990) Alan Beckwith Teaching Prize, Boston University
  • (1990) National Science Foundation Grant
  • (1989) National Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Accounting Association
  • (1986) Ernst and Whinney Grant