PhD in Accounting, Texas A&M University
MAcc, The College of William and Mary
BBA in Accounting, The College of William and Mary
Research & Teaching Interests
Professor Fitzgerald studies how various aspects of the audit process influence professional judgment. His recent research focuses on the effects of communication with the client and with other audit professionals on auditor judgment and decision making. He is also interested in how aspects of the auditor-client relationship influence observable measures of audit quality. Professor Fitzgerald currently teaches financial accounting, and has previously taught auditing.
Industry & Academic Experience
Professor Fitzgerald is a CPA licensed in Missouri and Virginia. He worked in the audit practice of Ernst & Young LLP in St. Louis, MO, and previously in Richmond, VA. As a manager, he was the firm's Sector Resident for the North American Mining & Metals practice. Prior to joining the D'Amore-McKim school of Business, Professor Fitzgerald taught at Texas A&M University and served as a graduate research assistant.
Services to the Profession
Professor Fitzgerald is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Accounting Association (AAA). He has served as a reviewer and moderator for the AAA's Auditing Section Mid-Year Meeting and the AAA Annual Meeting. He is also an ad-hoc reviewer for Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.
Awards & Recognition
The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) Research Grant recipient (2014)
Texas A&M Regentss Graduate Fellowship recipient (2010-2014)