Lauren (Dreher) Cunningham

Department: Accounting & Information Management, Neel Corporate Governance Center

Title: Assistant Professor, Director of Research Neel Corporate Governance Center


2005-Drury University, B.A. Accounting

2014-University of Arkansas, Ph.D. Business Administration


603 Stokely Management Center

Lauren (Dreher) Cunningham joined UT’s Department of Accounting and Information Management after receiving her Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Arkansas. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., Lauren worked as an audit manager with Grant Thornton, LLP in Dallas, specializing in the real estate and technology industries. She earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Texas. Her research interests include audit, corporate governance, and the SEC filing review process (comment letters). Lauren’s research has been published in The Accounting Review and cited in Agenda, the Financial Times’ corporate governance newsletter.  Lauren is teaching auditing to both undergraduate and graduate students. Lauren’s research is available at .