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Ira Solomon
R. C. Evans Endowed Chair in Accountancy, Head of Department, and Professor of Accountancy

Educational Background

Ph.D., M.P.A., B.B.A. Accounting, University of Texas at Austin, 1979, 1974, 1973. C.P.A., 1974.

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1983. Director, Project Discovery, 1993-present. Co-director of the Office for Accounting Research, 1991-95. Research fellow, executive office, KPMG Peat Marwick, 1990-91. Assistant professor of accounting at the University of Arizona, 1978-83. Audit staff, Peat Marwick, Mitchell & Co., 1974-76.

Recent Publications

Solomon, I., & Trotman, K. T. 2003. Experimental judgment/decision research in auditing: The first 25 Years of AOS, Accounting, Organizations & Society, 28: 395-412.

Peecher, M. E., & Solomon, I. 2001.Theory and experimentation in studies of audit judgment & decisions: Avoiding common research traps, International Journal of Auditing, November: 193-203.

Bell, T., Peecher, M. E., & Solomon, I. 2002. The strategic systems approach to auditing. In T. B. Bell and I. Solomon (Eds.), Cases in strategic-systems auditing: 1-34. Montvale, NJ: KPMG LLP.

Bell, T., Peecher, M. E., & Solomon, I. 2002. A guide to selecting SSA cases. In T. B. Bell & I. Solomon (Eds.), Cases in strategic-systems auditing: 35-58. Montvale, NJ: KPMG LLP.

Bell, T. B., & Solomon I. (Eds.). 2002. Cases in Strategic-Systems Auditing. Montvale, NJ: KPMG LLP.

Solomon, I., & Peecher, M. E. 2001. Assurance Services: An Introduction and Applications, 2nd Ed., Cincinnati, OH: South-Western College Publishing.

Solomon, I., & Peecher, M. E. 2001. Assurance Services: An Introduction, Cincinnati, OH: South-Western College Publishing.

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Chairperson, American Accounting Association Auditing Division, 2000, 2003. Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, Fall 2001. Shaw Foundation Professor and Visiting Distinguished Scholar, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 1999. Outstanding Auditing Educator, American Accounting Association, Auditing Section, 1997. Award for Outstanding Mentoring of Graduate Students, Graduate College, UIUC, 1997. Excellence in Teaching Award, St. Louis Accountancy Committee, UIUC, 1996. Wildman Medal, American Accounting Association-Deloitte & Touche, 1990.

Academic Service

Managing Director-Academic, KPMG/University of Illinois Business Measurement and Case Development & Research Program, 1997-present. President, American Accounting Association Audit Section, 1994-95. Associate editor of Accounting Horizons, 1997-present, and The Accounting Review, 1989-93. Editorial boards: China Accounting and Finance Review, 2000 2004; Accounting and Business Research, 1995 2004; Accounting, Organizations and Society, 1994-2004; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, 1994-2000.

Teaching and Research

Teaches courses in attestation and auditing. Director of Project Discovery. Research focuses on auditing and attestation-the market for these services and judgment and decision making in these contexts. Served as an Audit Research Fellow at KPMG Peat Marwick Executive Office, 1990-91.

Contact Information:
360 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-2451

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