Bentley University announced four faculty members and a doctoral candidate as recipients of the Innovation in Teaching Award 2012: Mystica Alexander; George Fishman; Mark Frydenberg; Jay Thibodeau; and Denise Hanes.
Bedard’s research has focused on various aspects of improving audit quality. While her earlier research studied individual auditors’ decisions, her more recent studies examine firm-level quality control practices and regulation. In that scope, Bedard co-wrote a series of papers with Karla Johnstone (University of Wisconsin-Madison) that investigates factors associated with why audit firms either accept or decline certain companies as audit clients. She was honored at the organization’s Midyear Conference and Doctoral Consortium in Savannah, GA, in January.