Faculty – Karen Braun

KarenBraun - Associate Professor, Accountancy
Associate Professor, Accountancy

Peter B. Lewis Building 466
Office Hours: Spring 2015: T/Th 12-1pm and 2:30-3:30; and by appointment

Dr. Karen Braun has been a certified public accountant since 1985. She gained public accounting experience while working at Arthur Andersen & Co. and accumulated additional business and management accounting experience as a corporate controller. Dr. Braun has been teaching accounting since 1996, drawing on her past experiences to relate theoretical concepts to their real-world significance.

PhD, The University of Connecticut, 1996
BA, Luther College, 1985

Initially Appointed: 2006

Interests and Courses


Braun's primary research interest focuses on lean operations and sustainability, critically examining how accounting systems can define, measure and communicate information that will help companies generate value for all stakeholders in a sustainable manner.


Braun's primary teaching interest is the field of managerial accounting. Her interest stems from prior work experiences as an auditor and as a corporate controller.

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