The D’Amore-McKim School of Business recently welcomed Kamber Hetrick as an assistant professor in the Accounting group. Hetrick joins the school after receiving her Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Hetrick’s research considers how auditors’ institutional environments can affect their judgment when auditing financial statements, particularly their relationships with regulatory inspectors. These regulators are in charge of reviewing auditors’ work—essentially auditing the auditors—and if that relationship is antagonistic, then it can lead to a decline in auditors’ performance instead of having a positive influence.
“I am particularly pleased to be working at Northeastern, because I have found a great deal of support and guidance coming from the senior faculty,” says Hetrick. “I’m excited to work not only within my department, but also to potentially collaborate with those in the Department of Psychology, because my work utilizes a lot of theories from that field.”
Hetrick received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University and her Master of Science in Accounting & Information Analysis from Lehigh University. After graduating with her M.S., Hetrick worked as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
She has received a number of awards, including the Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship and Richard D. and Anne Marie Irwin Fellowship, as well as the Fred H. Figge Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award in 2016. She also regularly participates in professional conferences, such as the International Symposium on Audit Research (ISAR) and the AAA Audit Midyear Meeting.