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Distinguished Professor Awarded KPMG Academic Research Panel Grant

Theodore Mock, distinguished professor of audit & assurance with the UCR School of Business, has been awarded the KPMG Academic Research Panel grant.

The grant of $35,800 was awarded to Mock and University of Kansas’s Rajendra P. Srivastava for their proposal titled: Applying Evidential Reasoning Theories in Auditing. This study builds on over 25 years of joint research by Mock and Srivastava and focuses on the application of their research into audit and assurance practice. They will present the results of their research at the KPMG Global Services Center in Montvale, New Jersey.

Mock’s training includes degrees in mathematics and finance from The Ohio State University and a doctorate from UC Berkeley. In 2011 he was awarded the American Accounting Association (AAA) Outstanding Accounting Educator Award and in 2016 the AAA Lifetime Service Award.

Mock has served many positions within the AAA, including editor of Auditing of A Journal of Practice & Theory, American Accounting Association (AAA) Director of Research, and President of the Auditing Section of the AAA. He currently serves on the Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on Audit Research and the advisory board of the Rutgers Accounting Research Center.

He has held various visiting professorships worldwide including  Hitoshubashi University, Japan; the Norwegian School of Economics and Business, Bergen, Norway; Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; The Australian National University and The University of Melbourne. He has also visited both the University of Otago in New Zealand and Maastricht University in The Netherlands as a Fulbright Scholar.



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