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Stephanie Dehning Grimm

Assistant Professor : Accounting Department
 

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Stephanie Dehning Grimm received a Ph. D. in business administration (accounting) and a master's of accountancy from the University of Minnesota in 2009, and a B.S.B.A. degree from Boston University in 2000. She also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2003.

Dr. Grimm’s research interests include accounting quality issues, internal controls, corporate governance and incorporating writing in the accounting curriculum. She has published her research in The Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting and has presented her research at various conferences, including the Doctoral Colloquium for the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (Sydney, Australia), the Conference for Corporate Governance and Fraud Prevention (George Mason University, Virginia), the Sixth Accounting Research Workshop (University of Bern, Switzerland), the AAA Annual Meetings (New York, New York and Denver, Colorado) and the Midwest AAA Meeting (St. Louis, Missouri). She is a member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), the CFA Institute, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. Prior to pursuing her academic career, she enjoyed a consulting career as a senior analyst at The Michel/Shaked Group in Boston, MA.

Dr. Grimm teaches Introduction to Financial Accounting at the undergraduate level and Financial Statement Analysis at the graduate level. She has published teaching cases related to international financial reporting standards in the Journal of Accounting Education and Advances in Accounting Education. She was a finalist for the 2011 Mark Chain/AICPA Teaching Innovation Award.

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Academic Background

B.S., Boston University
CFA Designation, CFA Institute
M.Acc., University of Minnesota
Ph.D.,  University of Minnesota


Research Specialties

  • Accounting quality
  • Internal control auditing
  • Sarbanes–Oxley
  • Writing in the accounting curriculum


Current Research

  • The internal control audit process, Sarbanes–Oxley Act and PCAOB regulatory guidance.
  • Deterrence effects of shareholder litigation on accounting quality.
  • Incorporating writing into the accounting curriculum.


Major Works


Significant Scholarly Honors

  • Finalist for the 2011 Mark Chain/AICPA Teaching Innovation Award (August 2011)
  • Selected as the American Accounting Association representative to the 2008 doctoral colloquium held by the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand in Sydney, Australia.
  • Research presentations at the Conference for Corporate Governance and Fraud Prevention (George Mason University, Virginia), the Sixth Accounting Research Workshop (University of Bern, Switzerland) and the AAA Annual Meeting (New York, New York).