Sarah Stein, assistant professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, was recently named the Deloitte Foundation Faculty Fellow of Accounting and Information Systems by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Deloitte Foundation Faculty Fellowship in Accounting and Information Systems was established by the alumni partners of Deloitte to support the research and teaching of the department’s professors “whose work shows remarkable promise.”

The endowment was made possible by the Deloitte Foundation and the collective efforts of various members of the Deloitte community.

Stein joined Virginia Tech in the fall of 2013. Her research examines factors influencing audit quality and efficiency.

She has published four articles in peer-reviewed journals, two of which are published in one of the top journals in accounting. She is a frequent presenter at top academic conferences. She also serves on one editorial board and is a reviewer for several prominent journals in accounting.

Stein has taught a range of auditing courses and published two teaching cases in the top accounting education journals. She has also served on four doctoral dissertation committees and is working on several research projects with current and former doctoral students.

She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Truman State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Before entering the Ph.D. program, Stein worked as an audit manager at Deloitte in Denver, Colorado.

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