Stuart Dearden teaches the senior and master’s level audit courses. He has prior experience as an auditor for KPMG, auditing clients in a variety of industries, sizes, and regulatory environments. He uses his public accounting experience to inform his students of issues relevant to auditors. His research focuses on audit quality, auditor bias, and audit-office issues. In particular, some of his research examines the joint impact of auditor tenure and a client’s risk profile on auditor bias and the adverse effect late-filing clients have on other clients in an audit office. Stuart is an ad hoc reviewer at the Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance and for audit sectional, regional, and annual accounting meetings.
Cassell, C., S. Dearden, D. Rosser, and J. Shipman. Confirmation Bias and Auditors’ Risk Assessments: Archival Evidence. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, forthcoming.
Auditing (ACCT 410) Duties and responsibilities of auditors, methods of conducting various kind of audits; audit working papers; the preparation of the audit report; the auditor's certificate; special problems in the audit of different kinds of enterprises.
Seminar in Auditing (ACCT 831) Introduction to auditing concepts from a theoretical perspective. Applied course to plan, perform, and complete an audit.
- Financial Accounting
Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance
AAA Audit Midyear Presenter – 2019, 2020
AAA Audit Midyear Discussant – 2018, 2020
AAA Audit Midyear Reviewer – 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020
AAA Annual Meeting Discussant – 2019, 2020
AAA Annual Meeting Reviewer – 2017, 2019, 2020