Bruce K. Behn, Ph.D., CPA
2017 Faculty Merit Award Recipient
Bruce K. Behn, Ph.D., CPA is the Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Education and Deloitte LLP Professor at The University of Tennessee (UT) Haslam College of Business. He joined the Department of Accounting and Information Management in 1994 after completing his doctorate at Arizona State University and served in a number of capacities over the years within the department (including Department Head) and the college. Dr. Behn has a MBA from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., he worked for Rockwell International in Uithoorn, The Netherlands as the international financial coordinator for Allen-Bradley Europa B.V., Allen-Bradley Company as controller and financial analyst, and KPMG Peat Marwick as senior auditor. Dr. Behn is currently on the International Accounting Education Standards Board and is a Council Member at Large of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He recently chaired the Pathways Commission and is a past President and Vice-President of the American Accounting Association (AAA), past President of the International Accounting Section (AAA) and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA) and past chair of the AICPA’s Pre-certification Education Executive Committee. He has also been the recipient of a number of teaching awards including the AAA's Innovation in Accounting Education award, UT’s Alumni Outstanding Teaching award, and the Tennessee Society of CPAs Outstanding Educator of the Year.