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Cindy Durtschi

  • EY Professor of Accountancy and Director, MS in Audit and Advisory Services Program
  • School of Accountancy & MIS
  • (312) 362-8789
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6038
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

PhD, Accounting, University of Arizona
MAcc, Accounting, University of Arizona
MA, Economics, University of Nevada
BS, Economics, Utah State University
BS, History, Utah State University

Research and Teaching Interests

Forensic Accounting
Financial Accounting


Cindy Durtschi is an award-winning teacher and researcher in the fields of financial and forensic accounting. Durtschi received the 2006 American Accounting Association Innovation in Audit Education Award for her published case in forensic accounting, "The Tallahassee Bean Counters:  A Problem-Based Learning Case in Forensic​ Auditing." She continues to pu​blish forensic accounting cases that are used in classrooms around the world.

Durtschi has published in forensic accounting as well as capital markets. Her articles appear in the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Forensic Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education as well as other accounting and finance journals. She is currently on the editorial board for both the Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting and Issues in Accounting Education. She has given invited lectures in forensic accounting to professional and student groups throughout the U.S. and in Europe. She currently serves as chair of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and is past president of the Forensic and Investigative Accounting section of the American Accounting Association.