F. Todd DeZoort

Durr-Fillauer Chair in Business Ethics & Professor of Accounting

Culverhouse School of Accountancy

Phone: 205-348-6694
Email: tdezoort@cba.ua.edu

Focus and Current Research


Corporate Governance


Fraud Risk Management


PhD, The University of Alabama

MACC, University of Georgia

BBA, University of Georgia

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

ACFE Educator of the Year Award, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. (June 2015).

Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Program Coordinator, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - UA Chapter

American Accounting Association, Member.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Member.

The Institute of Internal Auditors, Member.

International Association of Interviewers, Member.

National Association of Corporate Directors, Member.

Society for Judgement and Decision-Making, Member.

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Forensic Accounting Research. (August 2015 - Present).

Editorial Review Board Member, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. (April 2014 - Present).

Editorial Review Board Member, Current Issues in Auditing. (2006 - Present). 

Editorial Review Board Member, Accounting Horizons. (2009-2012).

Selected Publications

DeZoort, F. T., Wilkins, A., Justice, S. (2017). The Effect of Financial Reporting Framework on Lenders' Assessments of SME Lending. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

DeZoort, F. T., Pollard, T. J., Schnee, E. J. (in press). A Study of Perceived Ethicality of Low Corporate Effective Tax Rates. Accounting Horizons.

Bishop, C., DeZoort, F. T., Hermanson, D. (2017). The Effect of CEO Social Influence Pressure and CFO Accounting Experience on CFO Reporting Decisions. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 36(1), 21-41.

DeZoort, F. T., Boyle, D., Hermanson, D. (2015). The Effects of Alternative Fraud Model Use on Auditors' Fraud Risk Judgments. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 34, 578-596.

DeZoort, F. T., Boyle, D., Hermanson, D. (2015). The Effcts of Internal Audit Report Type and Reporting Relationship on Internal Audtiors' Judgments. Accounting Horizons, 29(3).

DeZoort, F. T., Taylor, M., Holt, T. (2012). Testing the Auditor Reliability Framework Using Lenders' Judgments: Is Independence Really the Capstone of the Profession? Accounting, Organizations & Society, 37(8).

DeZoort, F. T., Harrison, P., Schnee, E. J. (2012). Tax Professionals' Perceived Responsibility for Fraud Detection: The Effects of Engagement Type and Audit Status. Accounting Horizons, 26(2).

DeZoort, F. T., Bierstaker, J., Cohen, J., Hermanson, D. (2012). The Effect of Audit Committee Compensation, Fairness, and Responsibility on the Resolution of Accounting Disagreements. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 31(2).

DeZoort, F. T., Taylor, M. (2016). A Public Interest View of Auditor Independence: Moving Towards Auditor Reliability When Considering and Promoting Audit Quality. Accounting and the Public Interest, 15(1), 53-63.

DeZoort, F. T., Harrison, P. (2016). Understanding Auditor Responsibility for Fraud Detection: The Effects of Accountability and Fraud Type on Responsibility and Brainstorming. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-18.

Bishop, C., DeZoort, F. T., Hermanson, D. (2017). A Review of Recent Literature on Pressure on CFOs to Manipulate Financial Reports. Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, 9(1), 577-584.

DeZoort, F. T. (2016). Rethinking CPA Independence Using a Reliability Framework. The RMA Journal.