Brandon appointed Faculty Athletics Representative and Chair of Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics

Published: January 30, 2023

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Duane Brandon, Taylor Professor and Acting Associate Dean of Research & Faculty Affairs in Auburn’s Harbert College of Business, was appointed by Auburn President Christopher B. Roberts to a three-year term as the Faculty Athletic Representative and chair of the university’s Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics. His term begins Feb. 1.

Brandon succeeds Beverly Marshall, the SunTrust Bank Professor in the Department of Finance, who served as the faculty athletics representative since January 2018.

“I look forward to Dr. Brandon’s service as our next faculty athletics representative based upon his track record of accomplishments and leadership at Auburn,” Roberts said. “I thank Dr. Marshall for her tireless work as FAR. I certainly appreciate her contributions in this role given its importance to our university and Auburn Athletics.”

Before being appointed Acting Associate Dean of Research & Faculty Affairs, Brandon previously served as the director of the School of Accountancy. He joined the Auburn faculty in 2003 after completing his doctorate at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on auditor judgment, audit quality and auditor liability. His work has appeared in top academic journals including Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, the Journal of Accounting & Public Policy, and Behavioral Research in Accounting, among others. He has been recognized for outstanding research with the Harbert College of Business Outstanding Research award and received multiple internal and external research grants, including a grant from the Center for Audit Quality.

Brandon has been recognized for outstanding teaching many times. Some of his teaching honors include the receiving Lowder Teaching Award in the Harbert College of Business, two-time recipient of the McCartney Award in the Harbert College of Business and a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award in the School of Accountancy.

“I am excited and honored to serve Auburn University in this way,” Brandon said. “In addition to playing an important role in helping to ensure the academic integrity of our athletics program, the FAR serves as an advocate for student-athlete wellbeing. I look forward to working with President Roberts, the athletics staff, and the faculty to provide an outstanding student experience.”

The Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics advises the president on athletics policies and monitors athletics compliance.

Submitted by: Jennifer Adams