Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor, Accounting

Nicole S. Wright

404 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




Ph.D. in Business, Accounting – Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Pamplin College of Business
Master of Account and Information Systems - Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Pamplin College of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting – James Madison University

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Wright's primary research interest is judgment and decision making in accounting. She is interested in how ideas or opinions are formed and how courses of actions are decided upon in an accounting context. Professor Wright's teaching interests expand all accounting topics, with a focus on auditing and financial accounting.

Industry & Academic Experience

Before going back to school to obtain her Ph.D, Professor Wright spent eight years working at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the assurance practice. She was afforded opportunities to work on financial statement audits for clients whose industries ranged from government contractors to not-for-profits to consumer and industrial products and services. These audits also ranged from small audits to large engagements that lasted most of the year.

Awards & Recognition

2104 Pamplin Graduate Student Teaching Award

Virginia Tech “Favorite Faculty!” Award


Selected Presentations

“Auditors’ Use of Formal Advice from Internal Firm Subject Matter Experts: The Impact of Advice Quality and Advice Awareness on Auditors’ Judgments” Presented at Northeastern University, March 2014

“The Impact of Outsourcing Tasks on Auditor Knowledge Acquisition.” Presented at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Department of Accounting Workshop, October 2012