J. Philipp Klaus is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of North Texas. His primary research interests include human capital, executive networks, insider trading, and the effects of taxes on financial reporting choices. Philipp has taught undergraduate accounting and upper-level tax classes.
Prior to starting his doctoral studies at UNT, Philipp completed both his undergrad and masters' degree in accounting and finance at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Duisburg, Germany. Philipp also worked as an auditor during this time. After completing his Master of Business Administration degree at Colorado State University-Pueblo in 2012, he worked as a Tax Accountant for the accounting firm Clayton & McKervey, P.C. near Detroit, Michigan before he decided to pursue a Ph.D. Philipp is a CPA (active) in the state of Kentucky and a member of several professional organizations both in the U.S. and in Germany. He enjoys spending time with his wife, watching baseball, traveling, anything soccer-related, and last but not least taking his snowboard to the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Colorado.