Kathy Hurtt

Associate Professor - Accounting & Business Law

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4788
Fax:  (254) 710-1067
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98002
Waco, TX  76798-7043
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation¬†110.41

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor, Baylor University (August 2011 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Baylor University (May 2004 - August 2011)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin (June 1999 - May 2004)
  • Director of Internal Audit, University of the Pacific (November 1984 - August 1994)
  • Accountant, KPMG (1982 - 1985)
  • Assitant Controller, Colonial Insurance Company of California (1979 - 1982)


  • Academic, National Futures Association, Chicago, IL (April 2013 - November 20, 2013)
  • Other, Waco Police Department, Waco, TX (January 2007 - November 2008)

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, AIS Educators (June 2006)
  • Oustanding Service Award, American Accounting Association Information Systems Section (August 2005)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (1989 - Present)
  • Certified Public Accountant, California State Board of Accountancy

Professional Memberships

  • American Accounting Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Exercising Professional Skepticism: How to Behave Like a Skeptic," Today's CPA, Vol. 44, No. 3 (Nov./Dec.), (November 2016), pp. 24-29 (coauthors: Charles E. Davis).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Backpack to Briefcase: The Transition from Student to Accounting Professional," Advances in Accounting Education, Vol. 12, No. 2011, (September 2011), pp. 33-52 (coauthors: Gia Chevis, Charles E. Davis).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Ethics Education for CPAs in Texas: Is it Working?," Today's CPA, Vol. 39, No. 1, (July 2011), pp. 32-35 (coauthors: Charles W. Thomas).

"From Ponzi to Madoff - How to Avoid Becoming the Next Victim," Today's CPA, Vol. 38, No. 6, (May 2011), pp. 30 - 35.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Development of a scale to measure professional skepticism," Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Vol. 29, No. 1, (May 2010), pp. 149-171.

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Introductory AIS Projects," Vol. 4, (September 2009).

"Implementing a Required Ethics Class for Students in Accounting: The Texas Experience," Issues in Accounting Education, Vol. 23, No. No. 1, (February 2008), pp. 31-51 (coauthors: Charles W. Thomas).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"An Examination of Convergent Validity in Internet-Based Experimental Accounting Research," Behavioral Research in Accounting, Vol. 18, (2006), pp. 207-217.

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"The Lemonade Stand: A Teaching Case for Developing and Information System for the Revenue Process," Accounting Information Systems Educator Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, (2006), pp. 5-10.

"The War on Fraud: Reducing Cheating in the Classroom," Journal of College Teaching & Learning, Vol. 3, No. 2, (2006), pp. 1-11.

Presentations and Proceedings

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Skeptical about skepticism.," presented at the Institute for Fraud Prevention - Fall 2015, New York, NY, November 2015 (coauthors: Martha Eining).

"Professional Skepticism: Information, Tips and Techniques," presented at the National Advanced Accounting and Auditing Technical Symposium, Baltimore, MD, July 2015.

"A Professional Skepticism Primer," presented at the TSCPA CPE Expo, Waco, TX, May 2013 (coauthors: Charles E. Davis).
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