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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Jennifer R. Joe

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Title Whitney Family Professor of Accounting, Cohen Family Lerner Director of Diversity, Chief Diversity Advocate
Email jjoe@nospam60099e6db585c.udel.edu
Office 212 Purnell Hall


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

Select Publications

  • “Analyzing Behavioral Accounting Research” in The Routledge Companion To Behavioral Research In Accounting. 2017. Edited by Theresa Libby and Linda Throne.
  • “Overcoming Communication Challenges: Can Taking the Specialist’s Perspective Improve Auditors’ Critical Evaluation and Integration of the Specialist’s Work?” with Yi-Jing Wu and Alexsandra Zimmerman, 2017 PCAOB/JAR Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets
  • “Use of High Quantification Evidence in Fair Value Audits: Do Auditors Stay in their Comfort Zone?” with Scott Vandervelde and Yi-Jing Wu, The Accounting Review, September 2017, Vol. 92, No. 5, pp. 89-116.
  • “Auditors’ Internal Control Over Financial Reporting Decisions: Analysis and Research” with Steve Asare, Brian Fitzgerald, Lynford Graham, Eric Negangard and Chris Wolfe. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 2013.
  • “Managers’ and Investors’ Responses to Media Exposure of Board Ineffectiveness” with Dahlia Robinson and Henock Louis. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2009.
  • “Reducing Management’s Influence on Auditors’ Judgments: An Experimental Investigation of SOX 404 Assessments” with Christine Earley and Vicky Hoffman.  The Accounting Review, 2008.

Awards & Honors

  • Editor 2014 – 2017 – Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory
  • PhD Project ADSA Trailblazer Award, 2016
  • International Association for Accounting Education & Research Grant, 2016
  • AAA Doctoral Consortium Committee, 2013 – 2014
  • AAA Auditing Section, Secretary, 2010 – 2012
  • 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