When it comes to financial reports — read intently by both lenders and investors — Brownlee is the scholar with whom to consult. He is an authority of not only corporate financial reporting, but also of financial and managerial accounting — the keys to analyzing and understanding the health and overall performance of a business. His areas of expertise include strategic corporate sustainability, management accounting and control systems, corporate pension plans, and financial accounting and reporting.

In 2010 he authored Cases in Managerial and Cost Accounting with Darden Professors Brandt Allen, Mark Haskins and Luann Lynch.

B.B.A, MBA, Ohio University; Ph.D., Georgia State University; CPA