Faculty & Research

E. Richard Brownlee, II

E. Richard Brownlee, II, Dale S. Coenen Professor of Business Administration; Area Coordinator, Accounting

  • BBA, MBA, Ohio University; PhD, Georgia State University; CPA
Office: FOB 169
Phone: +1-434-924-4800
E-mail: BrownleeR@darden.virginia.edu

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Dale S. Coenen Professor of Business Administration Richard Brownlee is the area coordinator for Accounting and teaches "Financial and Managerial Accounting" at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is also the faculty leader of Darden's sustainability concentration, and he teaches the course "Business and Sustainability." Brownlee has served on the University of Virginia faculty senate, and he currently serves as the co-chair of the University of Virginia's Sustainability Policies and Procedures Committee, a subcommittee of the University's Presidential Committee on Sustainability.

Brownlee also teaches extensively in Darden's Executive Education programs in the areas of financial and managerial accounting, financial management and sustainable business practices. Brownlee was formerly associated with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. and has served as a consultant to the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts and various businesses.

Prior to joining the Darden faculty in 1975, he taught at Ohio University, the University of Northern Iowa and Georgia State University. Brownlee has coauthored textbooks on accounting and financial reporting as well as casebooks on financial and managerial accounting. He has written numerous cases and teaching notes and has received awards for both his teaching and scholarship.


Corporate Financial Reporting
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting and Control Systems
Corporate Pension Plans
Executive Education
Strategic Corporate Sustainability

MBA Courses

First Year Financial and Managerial Accounting
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Business and Sustainability
Darden Business Projects

Executive Education Courses

Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers
Management Development Program: Driving Vision, Action and Results
U.S. Army Sustainability and Beyond
United Technologies Corporation: Emerging Leaders Program

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