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Dr. Brad Childs


Dr. Brad Childs

Associate Professor of Accounting

E-mail: Dr. Brad Childs


  • Ph.D.  -  Purdue University,  West Lafayette, IN,  Accounting
  • J.D.  -  Suffolk University,  Boston, MA,  Law
  • B.S.B.A.  -  Indiana University,  Fort Wayne, IN,  Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Financial Planner



  • Associate Professor of Accounting, Belmont University
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Suffolk University
  • Research/Teaching Assistant, Purdue University 
  • Staff Accountant, Crowe Chizek
  • Executive Officer, US Army



  • Childs, B. D., Cochran, H. H., & Velikova, M. V. (2013).  How Course Management Technology Can Facilitate a Multimodal Pedagogy to Enhance Learning.   Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 0 (1), 135-140.   
  • Childs, B. D., Cochran, H. H., & Velikova, M. V. (2012).  How Economic and Personal Freedom Affect the Fiscal Condition of the 50 States.   International Journal of Accounting Information Science & Leadership, 5 (13).   
  • Childs, B. D., Cochran, H. H., & Velikova, M. V. (2012).  Factors Contributing to Better Fiscal Conditions among States.   Atlantic Economic Journal, 40 (4).  
  • Cochran, Jr., H. H., Velikova, M. V., Childs, B. D., & Simmons, L. L. (in press, 2015).  Apps for Economics.   Journal of Economic Education.  



  • Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award, Belmont University Jack C. Massey College of Business (2004)
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers (2003)
  • Faculty Member of the Year, Suffolk University Beta Alpha Psi (2001)



Dr. Childs is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Jack C. Massey College of Business at Belmont University.  He has been the main instructor in Belmont’s CFP program since its inception in 2002.  A licensed attorney in Tennessee, a CPA and a CFP certificate, he earned his Ph.D. at Purdue University (Indiana) and his J.D. at Suffolk University (Massachusetts).

He served as an officer in the U.S.  Army before entering the field of accounting. He began his accounting career at Crowe Chizek prior to earning his Ph.D.

His service to Belmont University has included the establishment of a Belmont University chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals, and overseeing the administration of library budgets for the College of Business Administration as well as membership on various internal committees.

He has authored articles in professional publications that include Advances in Taxation, the Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, and the Tennessee CPA Journal.

Dr. Childs received the College of Business Administration’s Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award in 2004.