Erin Nickell, PhD, CPA, CVA
Daniels 379
Assistant Professor
School of Accountancy
Erin Nickell

Biography at a Glance

Erin Nickell earned her PhD and Masters in Accounting from the University of Central Florida. Before pursuing a career in academia, Nickell worked for Grant Thornton LLP as a senior audit associate. Her experience in public accounting has contributed to her research interests, including fraud, professional skepticism and auditor decision making.

She is a licensed CPA in the state of Virginia as well as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) in the state of Colorado.


  • PhD, Accounting, University of Central Florida
  • MS, Accounting, University of Central Florida
  • BS, Accounting, University of Florida

Academic Research

  • Brasel, K. B., R. C. Hatfield, E. B. Nickell, and L. M. Parsons. 2019. The Effect of Fraud Risk Assessment Frequency and Fraud Inquiry Timing on Auditors’ Skeptical Judgments and Actions. forthcoming at Accounting Horizons
  • Eutsler, J., E. B. Nickell, and S. Robb. 2016. Audit Report Modification and the Likelihood of Enforcement Action in Cases of Fraudulent Financial Reporting. Accounting Horizons, Vol. 30 (3): pp. 379-392.
  • Nickell, E. B. and R. W. Roberts. 2014. The Public Interest Imperative in Corporate Sustainability Reporting Research. Accounting and the Public Interest, Vol. 14 (1): pp. 79-86.
  • Nickell, E. B. And R. W. Roberts. 2014. Organizational Legitimacy, Conflict and Hypocrisy: An Alternative View of the Role of Internal Auditing. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 25 (3): pp. 217-221.

Professional Activities

  • Co-Chair for the 50th annual Robert M. Trueblood Seminars for Professors, hosted by the Deloitte Foundation (2015)
  • Panel Member and Plenary Speaker for the Daniels College of Business, Institute for Enterprise Ethics

Courses Taught at Daniels

  • Intermediate Accounting, I, II, and III
  • Intro to Financial Accounting
  • Fair Value Auditing
  • Forensic Accounting & Auditing

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