Sanaz Aghazadeh

Sanaz S. Aghazadeh

Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting
2816 Business Education Complex North
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6699
Fax: 225-578-6201

Biographical Summary

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 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.

Media Contributions

Employed by LSU since

August 17, 2015