Carson College of Business Faculty Directory

Carson College Directory

Ryan Sommerfeldt

Assistant Professor
Accounting

Contact

Phone: (509) 335-6979
Office: TODD HALL 0240C GRADUATE ASST OFFICE

Education

  • PhD (The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • BS (Brigham Young University)
  • MAcctg (Brigham Young University)

Ryan Sommerfeldt

Ryan Sommerfeldt is an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting, where he currently teaches courses in data analytics and managerial accounting. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University, and his doctoral degree from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to earning his doctoral degree, Ryan worked on the advisory team at Squire and Company, PC, and owned and operated a landscaping company. His research lies at the intersection of managerial accounting and audit and has been published in top-tier journals in accounting. Specifically, he conducts behavioral research at the intersection of managerial accounting and audit, particularly related to the effects of controls designed to deter and detect misreporting, factors that influence the rationalization of misreporting, and factors that motivate and incentivize employee performance. In his free time, he enjoys sports and spending time with his wife and four children.

Research Interests

CSR/ethics
auditing
behavioral ethics
compensation
ethical decision-making
ethics and accounting
individual investor behavior
judgment and decision making
management accounting
whistleblowing

Journal Articles

  • Spencer Anderson, Jessen Hobson, Ryan Sommerfeldt Auditing Non-GAAP Measures: Signaling More Than Intended Contemporary Accounting Research, 2022
  • Jessen Hobson, Ryan Sommerfeldt, Laura Wang Cheating for the Cause: The Effects of Performance-Based Pay on Socially Oriented Misreporting The Accounting Review, 2021