Prior to joining Brenau, Jason Matthews was on the faculty at the J.M. Tull School of Accounting at the University of Georgia. Dr. Matthews received his doctoral degree from the University of Georgia (2012), where his dissertation focused on the impact of engagement partner rotation on audit quality. Prior to returning to academia, he spent approximately 13 years working in industry. Most recently Dr. Matthews was the interim CFO of Roark Capital Group in Atlanta, GA. Prior to Roark, Matthews was the CFO of The United Coal Company, a $300 million energy company based in Bristol, VA. He has also served as the CFO of Oculan Corporation, a network management software company based in Raleigh, NC and as the assistant controller of Atipa Corporation, a Linux-based server manufacturer headquartered in Kansas City, MO.