Robert Knechel

Eminent Scholar honored for contributions to auditing literature

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Robert Knechel was honored by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association at its 2017 midyear meeting.

 Dr. Knechel was given an award highlighting his notable contributions to auditing literature, specifically for a paper titled Audit Fees: A Meta-analysis of the Effect of Supply and Demand Attributes. The award, which was given to Dr. Knechel, David C. Hay and Norman Wong, is a lifetime contribution award for those who have contributed substantially to the theory and practice of behavioral accounting research.

Dr. Knechel was previously appointed to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group. His three-year term began on Jan. 1, 2017.

Dr. Knechel has published more than 50 research articles in numerous academic journals including the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Accounting Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Decisions Sciences Journal, Accounting Horizons and Issues in Accounting Education. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Delaware in 1977 and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1981.

Dr. Monika Causholli was honored with the Best Overall Paper Award at the meeting. Currently the Deloitte Endowed Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, Causholli received her Ph.D. in Accounting from the Fisher School in 2009.