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Greg Burton Named Corporation Finance Division Academic Accounting Fellow


Washington, D.C., July 14, 2008 — The Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance today announced the selection of Greg Burton as the Academic Accounting Fellow for a one-year term beginning this month.

"The value of the Academic Accounting Fellow program becomes more evident as we address more complex accounting and reporting issues. I am delighted that Greg will be joining us, and our accounting staff looks forward to working with him," said Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant in the Division of Corporation Finance.

Mr. Burton is the Deloitte & Touche Fellow and Associate Professor of Accounting at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he teaches auditing, risks and controls, and international business at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He has been honored with several teaching awards, and has published in Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Organizations and Society, Research in Accounting Regulation, and the Journal of Information Systems. His research spans fraud, market behavior, audit, and international accounting topics. Mr. Burton earned a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina and both bachelors and masters degrees from Utah State University. In addition to his academic qualifications, he has professional experience with KPMG, most recently as a senior manager in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Academic Accounting Fellows in the Division of Corporation Finance serve as a research resource for the staff on current financial reporting and auditing issues. In addition, Academic Fellows work with the Division staff to address issues involving difficult and unusual accounting, auditing and financial reporting questions, participate in rulemaking projects, and review filings by public companies to identify significant accounting and disclosure problems.

Cheryl Linthicum, the outgoing Academic Accounting Fellow, is Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Texas in San Antonio. While at the Commission, Ms. Linthicum worked on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) related issues, including filing reviews and staff training, and assisted in addressing a number of policy initiatives.

"Cheryl was a valuable member of our team and made a significant contribution to our mission during her tenure," said Mr. Carnall.

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Modified: 07/14/2008