Bailey Thompson is a 2023-2027 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in Accounting at the University of Kansas. After growing up in Olathe, Kansas, she graduated from the University of Kansas School of Business in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and in 2020 with a master's degree in Accounting. She then went to work for the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers for three years before returning to KU for her Ph.D. Her planned research focuses on the increased relevance of internal controls reporting and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures in public company audits and the impacts they have on overall audit opinions and investor confidence.
Mentor: Mike Wilkins, Ph.D., Larry D. Horner/KPMG Professor, Doctoral Coordinator, Accounting