Stephen Rowe


Welcome to my homepage.  I am a professor of accounting at Tulane University in New Orleans.  I  worked at Tulane and have lived in New Orleans for two years, following the completion of my PhD in Accountancy at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

My research focuses on how individual behavior and financial reporting influence auditor and investor judgment under uncertainty, and utilizes both experimental and archival methods.  My recent research projects have revolved around auditor response to uncertainty associated with the financial crisis of 2008 and understanding how auditors respond to expected uncertainty.

I teach the introductory course in auditing at Tulane University during the fall semester.  The course is designed to provide an overview of the financial statement audit and prepare students to take the CPA examination.

Prior to my academic career, I spent 9 years working in industry.  Most recently, I worked at KPMG managing audits of banking and financial services companies.  Prior to joining KPMG I worked in commercial banking and at a smaller accounting firm.  My audit and banking experience has provided invaluable institutional knowledge that informs both my research and teaching.  I maintain an active CPA license in Washington.

Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, golfing and spending time with my wife and four boys.


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    Tulane University

    Freeman School of Business

    GW 1 - Room 506

    7 McAlister Drive

    New Orleans, LA  70118


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