Jennifer Joe

Whitney Family Professor of Accounting

Department: Accounting & MIS
Campus Address: 212 Purnell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6002


Research Interests:

  • Audit judgment and decision making
  • Fair value accounting
  • Internal controls
  • Fraud evaluation


  • Ph.D. - University of Pittsburgh, Accounting           
  • B.B.A. - Bernard M. Baruch College, Accounting, magna cum laude
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), New York

Awards & Honors

  • Center for Audit Quality Research Grant: 2012, 2009
  • AICPA Best Manuscript Award
  • American Accounting Association (AAA) ABO Section Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • KPMG Doctoral Scholar
  • AICPA Doctoral Fellow
  • Editorial board - Contemporary Accounting Research
  • Editorial board - Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory
  • Ad hoc reviewer - The Accounting Review
  • AAA Doctoral Consortium Committee – 2013 – 2014
  • AAA Auditing Section, Secretary - 2010 – 2012
  • PhD. Project Doctoral Student Association, Faculty Advisor - 2010 – 2012
  • AAA Auditing Section Conference Co-Chair - 2010; Vice-CoChair – 2009
  • AAA ABO Section, Secretary-Treasurer - 2007 – 2009
  • AAA New Faculty Consortium Committee Member - 2005 – 2006
  • AAA Annual Meeting ABO Section Program Chair - 2005; Vice-Chair - 2004


  • Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Corporate Governance

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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