Kecia Williams Smith

Assistant Professor
Kecia Williams Smith
3106 Pamplin
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Ph.D.  Texas A&M University




Dr. Smith’s research interests include audit regulation, audit quality, audit market structure, and auditor judgment and decision-making.   Her dissertation examines the readability and tone of the newly required expanded audit report in the United Kingdom.  Her works in progress include a study on the determinants and audit quality consequences of small audit firm mergers and an experiment on auditors’ ability to correct for client preferences when auditing estimates.

Smith has taught courses in auditing.  Her honors and awards include the 2015 AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2014 Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) Research Grant, 2013-2015 AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students, 2012-2016 KPMG Fellow, and the 2012 Beta Alpha Psi Business Information Professional of the Year (Industry and Government) Award.

Curriculum Vitae