Kathryn Kadous is Professor of Accounting at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. She earned a PhD from the University of Illinois. Prior to that, she worked as an auditor and controller. Professor Kadous teaching Financial Reporting and doctoral seminars. Her research considers judgment and decision-making issues in auditing and accounting. Her current research is focused in three areas: using psychology judgment and decision making theory to improve auditor decision making, identifying the antecedents of auditor skepticism, and identifying determinants of litigation judgments against auditors. Professor Kadous’s research has been published in The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, The Journal of Behavioral Finance, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.
Professor Kadous currently serves as an Editor for The Accounting Review. This is her second term in that position. She served two terms as Editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. She serves on the editorial boards of Accounting Horizons, Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and Contemporary Accounting Research. She serves on the Publications Ethics Task Force of the American Accounting Association and the Nominations Committee of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association. She previously served on the Publications and Nominations Committees of the American Accounting Association and as Treasurer of the Auditing Section.