Christine E. Earley, PH.D., CPA (inactive)
Associate Dean, Faculty & Curriculum
Dr. Christine Earley, is the associate dean of the Providence College School of Business (PCSB) and Professor of Accountancy. In her role as associate dean, she is responsible for overseeing all issues relating to faculty and curriculum for the PCSB. She is a former auditor and certified public accountant, and her research interests are primarily in the areas of auditing and professional ethics. A stream of Christine’s research utilizes experimental methods to study how auditors make complex judgments and how they can be trained to improve these judgments. She has also examined the impact of information provided by management on auditors' judgments regarding fair value, business process performance, internal control classifications, and fraud and inherent risk judgments. She is a member of the PCAOB research synthesis team on the topic of professional skepticism, and she has received research grants from the PwC Inquiries Program, and the Center for Audit Quality.
Christine has published in the following leading journals in accounting: The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and Issues in Accounting Education. She serves on the editorial board of The Accounting Review, and previously served on the editorial boards of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and Issues in Accounting Education. Christine has contributed to the accounting profession in several ways, including instructing the AAA Auditing Section Audit Educators’ Bootcamp and serving as conference chair or liaison for the ABO, Auditing and Public Interest Sections, as well as on the AAA Northeast Region Steering Committee. In April 2013, she was elected to the Executive Council of the AAA Auditing Section. She received her Ph.D. in accounting and Master’s in cognitive psychology from The University of Pittsburgh and her undergraduate degree in accounting from The University of Connecticut.