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Cindy Durtschi

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  • Professor Emerita
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  • School of Accountancy & MIS
  • Doctorate in Busi​​ness Administration
  • (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 Emerita Professor from DePaul University. She is an award-winning teacher and researcher in the fields of financial and forensic accounting.

Durtschi is the 2021 recipient of the American Accounting Association (AAA) J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize, the foremost recognition of an accounting faculty member in the U.S. who has contributed to graduate accounting education and demonstrates the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of accounting. She also received the 2006 AAA Innovation in Audit Education Award for her forensic accounting case, "The Tallahassee Bean Counters: A Problem-Based Learning Case in Forensic Auditing."

In 2019, she published the book Alpine Cupcakes, Inc: An Audit Case, now in its second edition. She continues​ to publish forensic accounting cases that are used in classrooms around the world. She is the former president of AAA Council and past president of the Forensic Accounting section. She is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research (JFAR), as well as editor of the special JFAR issue related to fraud. In addition she serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Investigative Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education and the Journal of Accounting and Free Enterprise. Her articles have appeared 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.