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Stefanie Tate

Stefanie Tate, Ph.D., CPA Associate Professor & MSA coordinator


Audit quality (with special interests in non-profit organizations), Fraud

Research Interest

Audit quality with special interests in non-profit organizations; fraud.

Educational Background

B.S., Wake Forest University 
Ph.D., Michigan State University
CPA, Virginia


Dr. Stefanie Tate earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wake Forest University and a PhD in Accounting from Michigan State University. Before entering the PhD program, Dr. Tate worked for KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP in Washington, DC for six years. She left as an audit manager in the Public Service practice, having performed financial statement and compliance audits of mostly non-profit and government clients. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Dr. Tate’s teaching interests are financial accounting and auditing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests draw from her work experience, and include work on audit quality, audit quality in the non-profit sector, and fraud. She has published articles in The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Research in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, Accounting Education: an international journal, and Journal of Forensic Accounting, among others.