Ashley A. Austin

Doctoral Candidate

G2 Brooks Hall
310 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
Additional Addresses
Terry College of Business
G2 Brooks Hall
Athens, GA 30602
Phone Numbers
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Email Address
Ashley Austin - CV


Ashley Austin is a fifth year doctoral student in the J. M. Tull School of Accounting where she focuses on audit experimental research. Specifically, her work focuses on understanding and improving auditors’ judgments and decisions as they relate to financial reporting fraud. Her current research projects have received an Access to Audit Personnel Award from the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA), as well as grants from the KPMG Foundation and the Institute for Fraud Prevention (IFP).

Prior to starting the PhD program, Ashley worked for three years as an auditor at KPMG in Richmond, VA. Ashley earned undergraduate and masters degrees in accounting from the University of Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to visit friends, and watching reality TV.


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation Year
  • Accounting
University of Virginia
  • Accounting
University of Virginia

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
Senior Associate 2008 to 2011