Sanaz Aghazadeh received her Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. She received her B.S. from LSU. Her research examines the judgment and decision making behavior of auditors. Specifically, she studies how auditor-client interactions impact audit effectiveness. She has been awarded grants from the Center for Audit Quality to complete her research on manager confidence. Her research on client pressure has been featured on CFO.com. Prior to beginning her academic career, she provided auditing services for clients at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City.
- PhD Business Administration / Accounting, University of Oklahoma, 2012
Awards & Honors
- Outstanding Untenured Professor Teaching Award , E.J. Ourso College of Business, 2019
- Vincent C. Brenner Endowed Faculty Research Award, Department of Accounting, 2019
- Teaching Interests: Auditing and Cost Accounting
- Research Interests: Judgment and decision making, specifically as they relate to the audit profession.
Selected Research Publications
- Aghazadeh, S. S. and Peytcheva, M. (2018). The Mismatch between Expectations and Realities of AS4 Audits: A Post-Implementation Research Analysis. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 37(1), 1-19.
- Other; Forbes Insights and KPMG; Audit 2020: A Focus on Change; 2015
- Magazine; CFO.com; Unfriendly Persuasion by CFOs Could Spur Faulty Audits; 2015
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