Brian  Cadman
  • Full Professor, Accounting Department
  • Department Chair, Accounting Department
  • Professor, Accounting Department

Research Summary

Professor Cadman studies the role of accounting information in performance measurement, executive contracting, labor markets, and disclosure. His papers are published in top accounting and finance journals. He is also an editor of The Accounting Review, the American Accounting Associations top academic journal.


  • Bachelor of Arts, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON


Brian Cadman earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Oregon. Before joining the faculty at the University of Utah, Professor Cadman was on the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management and The Wharton School. Professor Cadman's research focuses on the use and implications of accounting information on compensation design as well as the role of external monitors and other governance mechanisms. His research on compensation consultants and CEO pay has been cited by the SEC in a recent ruling. His current research projects include studies on the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the role of venture capitalists in firms going public, and more recently, pension plans, severance agreements and the market for CEO talent. Dr. Cadman teaches managerial accounting at the masters level, where his expertise on performance measurement and decision making brings great value to the classroom.