Jennifer R. Joe

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Title Whitney Family Professor of Accounting, Cohen Family Lerner Director of Diversity
Office 254 Purnell Hall


Jennifer R. Joe, Ph.D., CPA (NY, inactive), is the Whitney Family Professor of Accounting and Cohen Family Lerner Director of Diversity at the University of Delaware. She is an award-winning researcher whose work examines how key institutional factors impact the quality of corporate financial reporting including audit litigation, regulations, audit quality and data analytics tools, and the role of cognition in decisions using accounting information. Jennifer is actively engaged with the accounting profession and business community. She is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at corporate and academic events on accounting and diversity issues. Jennifer has significant experience teaching accounting, auditing and internal controls at national universities and corporate professional education programs. She enjoys volunteering on academic and civic boards and advocating for inclusive excellence in higher education.


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

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Awards & Honors

  • American Accounting Association (AAA) Presidential Scholar, 2021
  • Best Paper, AAA Issues in Accounting Education, 2021
  • McLaughlin Prize for Ethics in Accounting Research, 2020
  • Ph.D. Project Accounting Trailblazer Award, 2016
  • Editorial board member, The Accounting Review, 2020-2023
  • Editorial board member, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, 2020–2023
  • Center for Audit Quality-AAA Auditor Access Scientific Committee, 2019–2024
  • Editor, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, 2014–2017
  • International Association for Accounting Education & Research Grant, 2016
  • 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