Stephen Kerr

Stephen Kerr

Department Chair of Accounting, Associate Professor, Accounting and BU TAC Program Director

    Business and Engineering Convergence Center 2168
    (309) 677-2283


Ph D, Educational Administration and Leadership, University of Alberta
MBA, University of Alberta
B. Comm, University of Alberta


Stephen has been at Bradley University since 2007. Prior to joining Bradley University, he taught at the University of Nevada Reno and Athabasca University. Stephen held managerial positions in the railroad, trucking, public relations, and banking sectors before returning to school for doctoral studies. His research focuses on the need for accounting information that supports managerial decision-making.


  • ATG 157 Accounting Principles - Financial
  • ATG 314 Cost Accounting
  • ATG 614 Advanced Cost Management


Stephen’s research has focused accounting information that supports managerial-decision making. He has published in the form of case studies and scholarly papers.

Selected Recent Work:

  • Kerr S.G., Krull, G.W. (2017). The Risks and Opportunities Associated with Weak Arithmatic Skills of Accounting Students, Journal of Learning in Higher Education. SPR 2017. VI3NI pp 63-72.
    • Langs, E.A., Kerr, S.G. (2013). Accounting and Incentives for Sustainability in Higher Education: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of a New Resolution. Journal of Social Responsibility. Fall 2013. Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 210-219.

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (Illinois)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (Alberta)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (USA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (Alberta)