Barrett Wheeler

Assistant Professor

Office 512
Phone 504-862-8045
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Barrett Wheeler joined the Freeman School as an Assistant Professor of Accounting after completing his PhD in accounting at Indiana University. His research focuses on financial accounting, with an emphasis on issues related to bank accounting. His dissertation, motivated by the FASB’s current expected credit loss model, examines the pricing of expected credit losses by bank investors. Prior to his doctoral studies, Professor Wheeler worked in industry for ten years, including six years in public accounting with Ernst & Young and four years as the head of financial reporting for a community bank in Virginia. He holds a master’s degree in business from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Virginia.


ACCN 4100 / ACCN 7110


“Loan Loss Accounting and Procyclical Bank Lending: The Role of Direct Regulatory Actions” Journal of Accounting and Economics, Forthcoming.

Education & Affiliations

B.S. in Commerce, University of Virginia, 2002
M.Bus. in Accounting, Indiana University, 2015
Ph.D. in Accounting, Indiana University, 2017