The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Brenda Anderson

Senior Lecturer in The Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the Brandeis International Business School

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Contact

Email: banders@brandeis.edu
Office: Sachar International Center 013
Phone: 781-736-8423
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Expertise

Financial and Managerial Accounting
Auditing
Healthcare Financial Management

Courses

  • FIN 212a - Accounting and Financial Analysis
  • FIN 214a - Managerial Accounting
  • HS 250a - Financial Accounting
  • HS 251b - Managerial Accounting
  • HS 450a - Financial Accounting

Degrees

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Ph.D.
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs-Mansfield
    B.S.

Brenda Anderson

Senior Lecturer in The Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the Brandeis International Business School

Profile

Brenda Anderson serves on the faculty at both the International Business School and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, and is an adjunct associate professor at Tufts School of Medicine. In these roles, she teaches across numerous Brandeis graduate business programs and is extensively involved in providing financial literacy training to physicians in executive education programs such as the EMBA Physicians Program, the Brandeis Health Policy and Leadership Program and the Hanley Center Physician Executive Leadership Institute Advanced Program. Brenda has held faculty appointments at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Northeastern University, and Boston University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and prior to entering academia, she worked for KPMG Peat Marwick.

Throughout her career, Brenda has received numerous teaching awards. She has been the recipient of five University teaching excellence awards during her tenure at Brandeis, three at the International Business School and two at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She also received the Alan Beckwith award for excellence in teaching at Boston University. Brenda is the former director of the Heller MBA program and currently serves as academic director of Our Generation Speaks, a start up accelerator focused on bringing together young Palestinian and Israeli leaders to work across ethnic and political lines in building high impact social ventures within the region.

Brenda’s research focuses primarily on behavioral issues in accounting, with an emphasis on human information processing and decision making. Early in her academic career, she won the national award for the best dissertation in the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations section of the American Accounting Association. Brenda has received research grants from organizations that include the National Science Foundation and the Ernst & Young Foundation, and she has published in journals that include The International Journal of Auditing; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; Behavioral Research in Accounting; and the Journal of the American Taxation Association.

Awards and Honors

  • International Business School Teaching Excellence Award (2016)
  • Heller Teaching Excellence Award (2015)
  • International Business School Teaching Excellence Award (2012)
  • Heller Teaching Excellence Award (2005)
  • International Business School Teaching Excellence Award (2005)
  • Alan Beckwith Teaching Prize, Boston University (1990)
  • National Outstanding Dissertation Award, American Accounting Association (1989)
  • Ernst and Whinney Grant (1986)

Scholarship

  • Anderson, Brenda, Moreno, K. and Maletta, M.. "A Comprehensive Set of Financial Accounting Review Exercises: An Effect to Cause Approach." Advances in Accounting Education 14. (2014): 17-44.
  • Anderson, Brenda and Maletta, M.. "Primacy Effects and the Role of Risk on Auditor Belief-Revision Processes." Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory Spring (1999): 75-89.
  • Anderson, Brenda, Angelini, J. and Maletta, M.. "Instruction, Experience and Initial Knowledge Acquisition: A Study in Taxation." Journal of Accounting Education 17. (1999): 351-366.
  • Anderson, Brenda, Wright, A. and Maletta, M.. "Perceptions of Auditor Failure: Views of Judges and Auditors." International Journal of Auditing Fall (1998): 215-232.
  • Maroney, J., Rupert T., and Anderson, Brenda. "Taxpayers' Perceptions of Tax Provision Fairness." Journal of the American Taxation Association (1998): 60-77.
  • Anderson, Brenda and Maletta, M.. "Auditor Attendance to Negative and Positive Information: The Effect of Experience Related Differences." Behavioral Research in Accounting 6. (1994): 1-20.