Doug F. Prawitt, Ph.D., CPA

Doug Prawitt, Ph.D., CPA and William Tayler, Ph.D. CMA
(801) 422-2351

Doug earned his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona and is the LeRay McAllister/Deloitte Professor of Accountancy at Brigham Young University. His research and teaching in BYU’s graduate accounting and MBA programs focus on auditing and professional judgment. Doug’s research has been published in premier academic journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and others. He has also published award-winning articles in the Journal of Accountancy, Internal Auditor, and CPA Journal and has co-authored two leading auditing textbooks. Doug has won several research, teaching, and "best research paper" awards, as well as BYU’s 2006 Award for Distinction in Graduate Education, the Auditing Section’s 2014 Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award, the 2013 AAA/Deloitte Wildman Medal Award recognizing the publication over five years most likely to impact the public accounting profession positively, the 2016 BYU Marriott School Outstanding Faculty Award, and the 2016 AAA Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. Doug has chaired BYU’s equivalent of a faculty senate and BYU’s university-level promotion and tenure committee. He is active in the profession, having served a three-year term as a member of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board. He currently serves as a COSO’s Executive Board member, which just released a substantive revision of its landmark 2004 Enterprise Risk Management—Integrated Framework. Doug has served as an expert witness in high-profile auditing litigation cases. He has consulted with various large and small professional services firms on issues ranging from materiality and audit sampling to analytical procedures and professional judgment.