• PhD Business Administration, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • BS Accounting, Virginia Tech
  • BS Finance, Virginia Tech

Selected Publications

  • Hurley, P.J., Mayhew, B.W., Obermire, K.M., and Tegeler, A.C. (in press). The impact of risk and the potential for loss on managers' demand for audit quality. Contemporary Accounting Research.
  • Hurley, P.J., and Mayhew, B.W. 2019. Market reactions to a high-quality auditor and managerial preference for audit quality. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory 38 (4), 131-149.
  • Hurley, P.J. 2019. Ego depletion and auditors' JDM quality. Accounting, Organizations and Society 77.
  • Hurley, P.J., Mayhew, B.W., and Obermire, K.M. 2019. Realigning auditors' accountability: Experimental evidence. The Accounting Review 94 (3), 233-250.
  • Hurley, P.J. 2017. Ego depletion and auditors' busy season. Behavioral Research in Accounting 29 (2), 25-35.

Research & Teaching Interests

Hurley's research interests fall in the following areas: applying psychological theory and experimental economics to investigate micro- and macro-approaches to improving audit quality; investigating and improving judgment and decision-making within an auditing context; and exploring structural, market-level changes on audit quality, audit effort, and managerial demand for audit quality. Hurley's teaching interests are in introduction to auditing and assurance services, advanced auditing, fraud, ethics, and introduction to financial reporting.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to pursuing his Ph.D. and joining the faculty at Northeastern University, Hurley served as a senior-associate auditor in KPMG's federal practice in Washington, D.C.

Services to the Profession

A Certified Public Accountant, Hurley is an active member of the American Accounting Association (Auditing and Accounting, Behavior, and Organizations Sections), the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. Hurley has also served as an ad hoc reviewer for The Accounting ReviewAuditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Contemporary Accounting Research and Accounting, Organizations and Society.  

Awards & Recognition

  • 2021 Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory Award for Outstanding Reviewer Performance
  • Harold A. Mock Professor, (2020-Present)
  • Douglas Clarke Memorial Teaching Award (2012)
  • Robert Bruce Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship (2012)
  • AICPA Accounting Doctoral Scholar (2010-2014)