Kathryn Kadous is the Schaefer Chaired Professor of Accounting at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. She served as Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Dean of the Goizueta PhD Programs from 2017-2023. Professor Kadous earned a PhD from the University of Illinois.

Her research considers judgment and decision-making issues in auditing and accounting. Her current research is focused primarily on using psychology theory to improve auditor and investor decision making and on methodological issues in experimental research.

Professor Kadous' 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 has extensive editorial experience and currently serves as Senior (Managing) Editor of The Accounting Review. She has held several positions with the American Accounting Association, including President of the Auditing Section.


  • BSBA in Accounting
    Creighton University
  • MAS in Accountancy
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • PhD in Accountancy
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign