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W R. Knechel

Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair
Distinguished Professor and Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar
Director, International Accounting and Auditing Center

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Education

  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1981
  • BS - Accounting, University of Delaware, 1977

Research Interests

  • Auditing
  • Financial Reporting
  • Factors Affecting the Scope and Timing of Audit Engagements
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Last 3 years

Courses Taught

  • Finan/Manag Accountng (ACG5065)
  • International Audit (ACG6691)
Last 3 years

Phd Students Advised

  • Mark West — Current
  • Mark Zakota — Current
  • Melonie Hall — Current
  • Nicholas J Cicone — Current
  • Zhenhao Piao — 2022
  • Christie Novak — 2019
  • Hyun Park — 2019
  • TIAN XU — 2019
Last 5 years

Professional Service

  • Board of Directors, Foundation for Audit Research (Netherlands) — 2015 to Present
  • Chairperson, Limperg Doctoral Colloquium in Auditing — 2006 to Present
  • Committee Member, European Audit Research Network (EARNet) Doctoral Consortium — 2010 to Present
  • Editor, Accountability and Sustainability — 2021 to Present
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Contemporary Accounting Research — 2010 to Present
  • Other, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory — 2020 to Present
  • Other, The Accounting Review — 2020 to Present
  • Chairperson, PCAOB Annual Conference — 2019 to 2020
  • Editor, The Accounting Review — 2017 to 2020
  • Book/Textbook Reviewer/Referee, JAR/PCAOB Conference — 2014 to 2019
Last 5 years

Journal Article Publications

Last 5 years

Magazine/Trade Publication Publications

  • Do Audit Inspections Improve Audit Quality
    Status: Published
    Accepted Year: 2021
    Authors: W. Knechel, Amir Ghandar

Contact Details

University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Fisher School of Accounting
Gerson Hall 227A

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