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Dr. Bryan Menk is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. He has taught or is currently teaching Individual Income Taxation, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Corporate Taxation, Accounting for Decision Makers, and Pass-Through Entities Compliance, and Research Topics in the undergraduate and graduate programs.    

He is also a licensed CPA in the state of Virginia. 
Dr. Menk's research interests are focused on behavioral aspects of taxation, whistleblowing intentions, and characteristics of accounting departments that would improve the success of CPA candidates taking the CPA exam.

His work has been published in the Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, Journal of Accounting Education, the CPA Journal, International Journal of Critical Accounting, Advances in Accounting Education, and others.  
Prior to joining Duquesne University, Dr. Menk was a visiting professor at Virginia State University and an adjunct at Old Dominion University.   
Dr. Menk earned his Ph.D. after a successful career as a Big 4 Tax Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, and Arthur Andersen. He also worked in the internal tax reporting department of McGuireWoods, an international law firm. 


  • Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.B.A., James Madison University
  • B.A., James Madison University

Profile Information

Duquesne University
  • Creative Teaching Award, Center for Teaching Excellence, 2017-2018
  • Faculty Programmer of the Year, Office of Residence Life, 2017-2018

Palumbo-Donahue School of Business

  • Kurt Rethswich Teacher of the Year Award, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, 2020-2021
  • Eugene P. Beard Research Fellowship in Ethics, 2017-2018
  • Kurt Rethswich Teacher of the Year Award, Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, 2017-2018
  • Research Grant, 2017

Articles in Journals

Menk, K. B. (2022). The Effects of Tax Law Information, Deterrence, and Tax Morale on. Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, 14(3), 384-400.

Rau, S., Nagle, B., & Menk, K. B. (2019). CPA Exam Performance: The Effect of Graduate Education and Accounting Faculty Credentials. CPA Journal

Nagle, B., Menk, K. B., & Rau, S. (2018). Which Accounting Program Characteristics Contribute to CPA Exam Success? A Study of Institutional Factors and Graduate Education. Journal of Accounting Education, 45 , 20-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccedu.2018.09.003.

Menk, K. B. (in press, 2017). The Disconnect between Tax Laws, Public Opinion, and Taxpayer Compliance: A Study of the Taxation of Gambling Winnings. International Journal of Critical Accounting.

Menk, K. B. (2015). Tax Careers as a Goal, NOT as a Last Resort. New Accountant, 764.  

Menk, B., Morris, B., Williams, V., Nagle, B., Rau, S., Kollar, R., Yurko, A., Kannan, Y.H. (2015).  How one accounting department is preparing students for the updated CPA exam. Extra Credit, The Newsletter for Accounting Educators.  

Menk, K. B. & Malone, S. (2015).  Creating a Cheat-Proof Testing and Learning Environment: A Unique Testing Opportunity for Each Student. Advances in Accounting Education.  

Menk, K.B., Brink, A. G., & Cereola, S. J. (2015).  The Effects of Fraudulent Reporting Materiality Level, Personality Traits, and Ethical Position on Entry-level Employee Whistleblowing Decisions. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting.  

Published Papers

Menk, K. B., Nagle, B. M., & Rau, S. E. (2017). Does Earning a Graduate Degree Impact CPA Exam Performance?. Academy of Business Research Journal, 1, 27.

Smith, D. D., Glambosky, M., Gleason, K. C., & Menk, K. B. (2016). Acquisitions and Regulatory Arbitrage by Captive Finance Companies. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 16(6).

Menk, K. B., & Huber, M. (2016). The Role of Ethical Beliefs, Perceptions of Taxation, and Knowledge of Tax Laws on Restaurant Servers' Tip Reporting Intentions. Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, 17(4).