Biography

David Eccles School of Business
Professor

Robert D. Allen is a Professor and David Eccles Faculty Scholar at the University of Utah. Bob’s interest in auditing research began during his professional experience with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Los Angeles. His research has focused on auditor risk assessments, auditor error projection decisions, and auditor analytical procedures. His research is published in various journals including The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Accounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting Education. Bob is the recipient of the 2008 American Accounting Association/Deloitte Wildman Medal.Bob earned undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Accounting at Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. at Michigan State University. He joined the University of Utah faculty in 1991. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards including the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award, the University of Utah Student’s Choice Award for Teaching, and the Brady Superior Teaching Award. In 2005, he received the Utah Outstanding Educator Award presented by the Utah Association of CPAs.Bob was a member of the Board of Directors for CIT Bank from 2000 through 2015.  In his Board role with CIT, he served as a member of the Audit Committee and Chaired the Risk Committee. He regularly delivers customized executive education programs to a variety of corporate clients and has experience as an expert witness. He served as Director of the School of Accounting at the University of Utah from 2005 to 2009.  He served as Council Chair of the American Accounting Association from 2011-2013.Education

Ph.D. 1992, Accounting, Michigan State University

Honors & Awards

Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Hall of Honor. American Accounting Association, 08/2013

EMBA Teaching Excellence Award. David Eccles School of Business, 05/2013

Business Professional of the Year, University of Utah Chapter. Beta Alpha Psi, 05/2009

Wildman Medal. American Accounting Association / Deloitte, 2008

David Eccles Faculty Scholar. University of Utah, 2007

UACPA Outstanding Educator. Utah Association of CPAs, 2005

University Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Utah, 2003

C. Roland Christensen Faculty Fellow. University of Utah, 2002

Marvin J. Ashton Teaching Excellence Award. David Eccles School of Business, 2001

Brady Superior Teaching Award. David Eccles School of Business, 2000

Publications

Robert D. Allen (2013). US government spending, the national debt and the role of accounting educators. Journal of Accounting Education. Vol. 31, 215-231. Teaching – refereed, Published, 07/2013.
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Allen, R., & Kozloski, Elder, O’Donnell, Ramsay, Shelton, Thibodeau. (2009). PCAOB Rulemaking Docket Matter No. 025: Proposed Auditing Standard–Engagement Quality Review. Current Issues in Auditing (American Accounting Association). 2, Issue 2, C1-C4. Practice – refereed, Published, 01/2009.

Allen, R., & D. Hermanson, T. Kozlowski, and R. Ramsey. (2006). Auditor risk assessment: Insights from the academic literature. Accounting Horizons. 20, 157-177. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 06/2006.

Allen, R., & R. Elder. (2005). A longitudinal investigation of auditor error projection decisions. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. 24, 69-84. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 11/2005.

Elder, R. and R. Allen. (2003). A longitudinal field investigation of auditor risk assessments and sample size decisions.. The Accounting Review. 78, 983-1002. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 10/2003.

M. Swain, R. Allen, D. Cottrell, and K. Pexton. (2002). TechMall.com: Revenue Recognition in the Internet economy. Issues in Accounting Education. 17, 389-400. Teaching – refereed, Published, 11/2002.

I. Nelson, V. Vendrzyk, J. Quirin and R. Allen. (2002). Longitudinal study of the quality of accounting graduates.. Issues in Accounting Education. 17, 269-288. Teaching – refereed, Published, 08/2002.

Allen, R. and R. Elder. (2001). An empirical investigation of the effectiveness of balance and invoice confirmations.. The Journal of Forensic Accounting. 0. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 12/2001.

Allen, R., & J. Loebbecke. (2000). Northeastern savings bank. Journal of Accounting Case Research. 0, 135-146. Teaching – refereed, Published, 2000.

Allen, R., & Mark Beasley and Bruce Branson. (1999). Improving analytical procedures: A case of using disaggregate multilocation data.. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. 18, 128-142. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 1999.

Allen, R., & D. Ray Strong. (1999). Are we giving fraud perpetrators a license to steal?. Internal Auditing. 0, 3-6. Practice – refereed, Published, 1999.

Presentations

ROBERT D ALLEN (2014) Accounting Faculty and Civic Engagement, AAA Western Region . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/26/2014.

Service

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. Editorial Review Board. 01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015

KPMG. Role: Selection of topics and scholars for KPMG Research program. KPMG Academic Research Panel. 01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015

Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. Editorial Review Board. 08/01/2014 – 12/31/2014

KPMG Academic Research Panel. Role: Selection of topics and scholars for KPMG Research program. KPMG Academic Research Panel. 01/2014 – 12/2014

American Accounting Association. Council-Past Chair. 01/2014 – 08/10/2014

American Accounting Association. Council Advocacy Task Force Chair. 01/2014 – 08/10/2014

American Accounting Association. Teaching Learning and Curriculum Section, Past Chair. 01/2013 – 12/2013

American Accounting Association. Council Chair. 01/2013 – 08/2013

AAA Teaching Learning and Curriculum Section. Chair. 08/2010 – 08/2012

AAA Branding Committee. Role: Member. Committee Member. 01/2010 – 08/2011

AAA Branding Committee. Role: Member. Committee Member. 01/2010 – 08/2011

Issues in Accounting Education. Associate Editor. 01/2009 – 12/2012

AAA Teaching Learning and Curriculum Section. Chair Elect. 2008 – 2010

American Accounting Association. Role: Chair. Auditing Standards Committee. 2005 – 2006

Issues in Accounting Education. Board Member. 2004 – 2009

American Accounting Association, Auditing Section. Role: Vice Chair. Auditing Standards Committee. 2004 – 2005

American Accounting Association: Auditing Section. Role: Chair. Practice Advisory Council Education Initiative. 2003 – 2004

MAcc Committee. 01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015. Department service.

Opportunity Scholars Faculty Advisor. 01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015. College service.

EMBA International Trip. Beijing, China and Tokyo Japan. 02/01/2014 – 04/30/2014. College service.

Academic Freedom and Faculty Rights Committee. 01/01/2014 – 12/31/2014. University service.

ALFPA Faculty Advisor (Career Resources and Scholarships for Latino students in business, finance, and accounting. 01/01/2014 – 05/01/2014. College service.

Dallas Trip for Undergraduate Students. 01/01/2014 – 02/01/2014. Department service.

ALFPA Faculty Advisor (Career Resources and Scholarships for Latino students in business, finance, and accounting. 08/2013 – 12/2013. College service.

Opportunity Scholars Program, Faculty Advisor. Faculty Advisor-meetings with students, OSP board members., 01/2013 – 12/2013. College service.

Macc Committee. 01/2013 – 12/2013. Department service.

Accounting Student Dallas Trip, 2013. Service involves preparation prior to the trip as well as 2 1/2 days on the road to Dallas. Selection of candidates, travel with students, build relations with recruiters and alumni, 01/2013 – 12/2013. Department service.

Accounting Student Dallas Trip, 2013. Service involves preparation prior to the trip as well as 2 1/2 days on the road to Dallas. Selection of candidates, travel with students, build relations with recruiters and alumni, 01/2013 – 12/2013. Department service.

Academic Freedom & Faculty Rights Committee. 01/2013 – 12/2013. University service.

UPTAC. Committee Member, 01/10/2011 – 06/2012. University service.

Academic Senate. Member, 07/2009 – 06/2012. University service.

Annuities and Salaries. Member, 2009 – 2011. University service.

AAA Teaching and Curriculum Section, Director of Western Region. 2003 – 2003. Other service.

AAA Innovation in Accounting Education Award, Selection Committee. 2003 – 2003. Other service.

Government and Community Affairs, Faculty Committee. 2001 – 2001. Other service.

Career Services Director Search Committee, Career Services Director Search Committee. 2001 – 2001. Other service.

University of Utah, MBA Committee Chair. 2001 – 2001. Other service.

AAA Audit Section, Mid-year Conference Program Committee. 2001 – 2001. Other service.

Institute of Internal Auditors, SLC Chapter Board of Governors. 2000 – 2000. Other service.

Federation of Schools of Accountancy, Student Survey Data Committee. 2000 – 2000. Other service.

University of Utah School of Business, RPT Committee. 2000 – 2000. Other service.

American Accounting Association, Audit Section Western Region Chair. 2000 – 2000. Other service.

Technology Assisted Curriculum, Technology Assisted Curriculum (TAC) Committee. 2000 – 2000. Other service.

AAA Innovation in Accounting Education Award, Selection Committee. 2000 – 2000. Other service.

Federation of Schools of Accountancy, Annual Meeting Program Committee. 1999 – 1999. Other service.

David Eccles School of Business, Undergraduate Committee. 1999 – 1999. Other service.

Emma Eccles Jones Endowment, Advisory Committee. 1999 – 1999. Other service.

David Eccles School of Business, Course Coordinator for Accounting. 1999 – 1999. Other service.

David Eccles School of Business, University Senate. 1999 – 1999. Other service.

David Eccles School of Business, Undergraduate Council. 1998 – 1998. Other service.

David Eccles School of Business, University Joint Apportionment Board. 1998 – 1998. Other service.

United Way Fund Raising Drive, Campaign for the Community. 1998 – 1998. Other service.

David Eccles School of Business, Masters of Business Administration Faculty Advisory Committee. 1998 – 1998. Other service.

Deloitte & Touche Student Case Study Seminar, Faculty Advisor. 1998 – 1998. Other service.

Accounting Student Trip to Dallas. 01/2012 – 01/2012

The Road Home Homeless Shelter Board of Advisors, President Elect, Administration Committee Chair. 01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015

Participated in Week Zero Service Project with MACC students for The Road Home and St Vincent DePaul. 08/2013 – 08/2013

The Road Home Homeless Shelter Board of Advisors, Board Secretary, Membership Committee (co-Chair), Administration Committee. 01/2013 – 12/2013

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