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University of Nebraska–Lincoln


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Stuart Dearden

Assistant Professor of Accountancy
HLH 435 R
P.O. Box 880488
Lincoln, NE 68588-0488
(402) 472-2337
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Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2018
MAcc, Brigham Young University, 2009
BS, Brigham Young University, 2009
Areas of Expertise
  • Auditing

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.

Undergraduate Courses

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.

Teaching Interests
  • Auditing
  • 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

  • Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship, University of Arkansas, 2014-2018