Brooke D. Beyer has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

Beyer is one of nine new faculty members at Pamplin this fall. They are part of the college’s efforts to strengthen and expand its teaching, research, and business outreach programs under the leadership of Robert Sumichrast, who became dean in July.

Beyer received a Ph.D. in accounting from Oklahoma State University in 2013 and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Kansas State University in 1996 and 1997, respectively.

He worked in Kansas City, Mo., as a finance director at the Dairy Farmers of America in 2002-09 and as a senior auditor at Ernst & Young in 1997-2002.

Beyer’s dissertation is titled “Disaggregated Capital Expenditure Disclosures: Determinants and Value Relevance.”

He has co-authored articles on earnings management constraints, audit committee financial expertise, and stock repurchases and investment efficiency. His co-authored article, “What It Means to be an Accounting Professor: A Concise Guide for Doctoral Students in Accounting,” was published in Issues in Accounting Education in 2010.

He received two student teaching awards from the Spears School of Business, the Robberson Trust Dissertation Fellowship, and Phillips Dissertation Fellowship Award. He was a AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Representative.