Lisa M. Victoravich, PhD, CPA
Daniels 371
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Program Director, Associate Professor
School of Accountancy, Undergraduate Programs
Lisa Victoravich

Biography at a Glance

Lisa M. Victoravich’s expertise is in judgment decision making research including escalation of commitment, mood and emotions and the effects of public policy. She also conducts research on corporate governance and executive compensation at U.S. and European banking firms. She is an associate professor in the School of Accountancy. Prior to accepting a position at the University of Denver, Lisa received her PhD at Florida State University. She previously worked for Ernst & Young in West Palm Beach, Florida, as an Assurance Services staff auditor. She is an active certified public accountant (CPA) in the state of Florida.

Featured Research


  • PhD, Accounting, Florida State University
  • MaCC, Concentration in Assurance Services, Florida State University
  • BSAcc, Cum Laude, Florida State University

Academic Professional Activities

  • Brink, A.G., J. Lowe, and L.M. Victoravich. 2013. The Effect of Evidence Strength and Internal Rewards on Reporting Intentions in the Dodd-Frank Regulatory Environment, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, volume 32, issue 3.
  • Victoravich, L.M., P. Xu, and H. Gan. 2013. Institutional Ownership and Executive Compensation: Evidence from U.S. Banks during the Financial Crisis, Managerial Finance, volume 39, issue 1.
  • Grove, H., L. Patelli, L.M. Victoravich, and P. Xu. 2011. Corporate Governance and Performance in the Wake of the Financial Crisis: Evidence from U.S. Commercial Banks, Corporate Governance: An International Review (CGIR), volume 19, issue 5.
  • Victoravich, L.M. 2011. Do Management Accountants Perform Decision Analysis Better than Accounting Students?, Management Accounting Quarterly, volume 12, issue 3.
  • Victoravich, L.M. 2010. A Shift in Responsibility? The Influence of SAS No. 99 and Officer Financial Statement Certification on Jurors’ Evaluation of Auditor Liability, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, volume 29, issue 6.
  • Victoravich, L.M. 2010. Overly Optimistic? Investor Sophistication and the Role of Affective Reactions to Financial Information in Investors’ Stock Price Judgments, Journal of Behavioral Finance, volume 11, issue 1.
  • Victoravich, L.M. 2010. When do Opportunity Costs Count? The Impact of Vagueness, Project Completion Stage and Management Accounting Experience, Behavioral Research in Accounting (BRIA), volume 22, issue 1.
  • Harvey, N.P. and L.M. Victoravich. 2009. The Role of Forward-Looking Antecedents, Uncertainty and Anticipatory Emotions in Explaining Project Escalation, Decision Sciences, volume 40, issue 4.

Courses Taught at Daniels

  • Auditing
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Accounting for MBAs

Awards and Honors

  • Research, Scholarship and Creative Work Faculty Recognition Dinner, 2012 (invited attendees represented top 8% of DU researchers)
  • Daniels Discovery Award, 2011
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Emerging Scholars Award, 2011
  • College of Business Outstanding Teacher Award, Florida State University, 2006


  • Yoga
  • Running
  • Wine Tasting
  • Traveling
  • Jack Russell Terriers

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