My professional career began working as an auditor for CliftonLarsonAllen’s Boston office. After two and a half years in public accounting I entered the PhD program to fulfill my dream of becoming a professor. My research interests include auditor’s judgment and decision making, data analytics and healthcare organizations.
Ashley Douglass is an assistant professor of accounting. Prior to obtaining her Ph. D at the University of Arkansas, Ashley worked as an external auditor for Moss Adams, LLP in Albuquerque, NM. Her research interests include accounting pedagogy, audit quality, and financial institutions. Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
My professional career began as an auditor in public accounting for one of the large international firms. It was an incredibly valuable learning experience that sparked my desire to educate myself further regarding the complexities of the financial accounting world. While in graduate school, I had the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate auditing course. That experience would prove to shape the trajectory of my professional career.
I believe there is a substantial difference between knowing a subject well and teaching a subject well. Fundamentals of financial accounting is relatively easy to know, but difficult to teach well, for example. No one should be a business professor who has not worked in the business and professional worlds.