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Dereck Barr-Pulliam, PhD

Core Adjunct Professor

Dereck Barr-Pulliam Headshot

Areas of Expertise:

  • Accounting
  • Auditing​


  • Bachelor of Accountancy, University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
  • Master of Accountancy, University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Accountancy, University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)​


  • ​Does Auditor Independence Enhance the Effectiveness of Continuous Auditing?

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​audit quality
  • auditor expertise
  • fair value
  • internal audit
  • external audit
  • innovation

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • ​Certified Public Accountant (TN Inactive); Certified Internal Auditor

Select Publications:

  • Joe, J. R., D. Janvrin, D. Barr-Pulliam, S. Mason, M. K. Pitman, Z. Rezaee, K. Sanderson, and Y. Wu. (2015). Comments of the Auditing Standards Committee of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association on PCAOB Staff Consultation Paper No. 2015-01, The Auditors' Use of the Work of Specialists. Current Issues in Auditing, 9 (2): C18-C37.
  • Barr-Pulliam, D. (2019). The Effects of Continuous Auditing and Functional Alignment on Internal Auditors' Perceptions of the Likelihood of Earnings Management and Their Likelihood of Reporting. Management Accounting Research, 44 (September): 44-56.
  • Barr-Pulliam, D., H. Brown-Liburd, and K. Sanderson (2021). The Effects of the Internal Control Opinion and Use of Audit Data Analytics on Perceptions of Audit Quality, Assurance, and Auditor Negligence. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (Forthcoming)
  • Barr-Pulliam, D., J. Joe, S. Mason, and K. Sanderson (BJMS). (2020). Unlocking The Black Box of Fair Value Measurement for Financial Instruments: The Role and Perspectives of Accounting Firm-Employed Specialists. [Report to the Research Panel of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland]
  • Barr-Pulliam, D. (2015). Engaging Third Parties for Internal Audit Activities: Strategies for Successful Relationships (a joint project with the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation) 

Select Professional Experience:

  • ​Deloitte & Touche  (Associate Auditor) [2002 – 2003]
  • Federal Express Corporation (Senior Internal Auditor) [2004 – 2009]
  • Vitro America (Sarbanes-Oxley Consultant) [2005]
  • 2014 – 2019             Assistant Professor, Wisconsin School of Business
  • 2009 – 2014              Research Assistant, Patterson School of Accountancy, University of Mississippi
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Information Systems
  • University of Louisville Alumni Club [Board of Directors] 
  • Build Back Better Together Louisville [Appointed] 
  • American Accounting Association
    • AAA Membership Committee [Appointed]
    • AAA Research Committee [Appointed]                               
    • International Section Research Committee [Appointed] 
    • Information Systems Section Membership Committee  
    • Auditing Section                  
      • Nominating Committee [Elected]                            
    • Diversity Section
      • Midyear Meeting Co-Chair [Appointed]
      • AAA Co-Chair [Appointed]                    
  • AICPA Financial Instruments Task Force [Appointed]