Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
  • B.S., Brigham Young University

Research Interests

  • Cost of equity capital measures
  • Cash flow restatements
  • Earnings management
  • Analysts' forecasts
  • Enforcement actions
  • Accounting instruction
  • Financial planning

Teaching Interests

  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Student Managed Investment Fund

Selected Publications

Nicholls, Curtis M. 2018. Here's An Achievable Resolution-Make a Budget and Stick to It. Pennlive.

Nicholls, Curtis M. 2016. "The Impact of SEC Investigations and Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases on Firms' Cost of Equity Capital" 47 (1). Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting: 57-82.

Nicholls, Curtis M, and Stacy Ann Mastrolia. 2015. "Second Chance Homeless Shelter: A Fraud Exercise For Introductory and Survey Courses in Accounting," August. Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations, 1-24.

Guthrie, Cynthia P, and Curtis M Nicholls. 2015. "The Personal Budget Project: A Practical Introduction to Financial Literacy" 33 (2). Journal of Accounting Education: 138-63.

Willits, Stephen D, and Curtis M Nicholls. 2014. "Is The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Working?" 84 (4). The CPA Journal: 38-43.


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