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Jennifer Joe

3050 Pamplin (0101)
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Dr. Jennifer R. Joe, CPA (license inactive), is the John E Peterson Professor in the Accounting and Information Systems Department of the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Joe studies the role and impact of auditors and valuation specialists in financial reporting and diversity and inclusion in accounting. Her research, including studies on auditors’ use of artificial intelligence, audit regulation, and auditors’ evaluation of corporate internal controls, is published in leading journals such as Accounting Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and The Accounting Review. Dr. Joe is an editor at The Accounting Review, a member of the Inaugural Board of Trustees of the American Accounting Association Foundation, and President of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association. Her academic awards include the American Accounting Association 2021 Presidential Scholar,  Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory Best Paper Award 2023, Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award 2021, and the McLaughlin Prize for Ethics in Accounting Research 2020.

Dr. Joe is actively involved in auditing policy and regulation through service on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Investor Advisory Group, the PCAOB Standards and Emerging Issues Advisory Group, the KPMG Academic Research Panel and the Center for Audit Quality Scientific Committee. She often presents at academic and corporate events on accounting and diversity issues. Dr. Joe is a dedicated advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence in higher education and accounting. 

She received her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh and a B.B.A. in Accounting from Baruch College, C.U.N.Y.