Faculty & Research

Lawrence C. Chui

Assistant Professor : Accounting Department

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Lawrence Chui’s research focuses on improving auditors’ judgment and decision performance. Specifically, he aims to develop tools that help auditors assess fraud risk more effectively. Most recently, he has examined the differences in mindset between financial statement auditors and forensic specialists to identify factors that would improve an auditor’s ability to address potential fraud in company financial statements.

Chui summarizes his teaching philosophy in three words: professionalism, enthusiasm and compassion. Professionalism includes having the expertise in the field, exploring new teaching methods and preparing students for their careers. Enthusiasm requires the incorporation of humor, real world examples and a holistic view of business to bring to life the subject of accounting. Compassion is about having high expectations for students, learning about their lives and motivating them to overcome challenges.


Academic Background

B.A., B.S., finance, Truman State University
M.Acc., Truman State University
Ph.D., accounting, University of North Texas

Research Specialties

  • Judgment and decision making in auditing
  • Forensic accounting
  • Accounting education

Current Research

  • Auditing and fraud risk assessment
  • International ethics

Major Works

Other Notable Accomplishments

  • C.P.A., licensed in the state of Missouri