Sanaz Aghazadeh received her Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma and her B.S. from LSU. Her research examines the judgment and decision making behavior of auditors. Specifically, she studies how auditor-client interactions impact audit effectiveness. Her research has been published in Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and Behavioral Research in Accounting. She has been awarded grants from the Center for Audit Quality to complete her research on manager confidence. She received the 2019 Auditing Mid-Year Meeting Best Paper Award. At LSU, she is the recipient of the 2021 E. J. Ourso College of Business Research Excellence Award and the 2019 Outstanding Untenured Faculty Teaching Award. Prior to beginning her academic career, she provided internal auditing services for clients at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York City. She serves on the editorial review board of Behavioral Research in Accounting.
Aghazadeh, S. S., Dodgson, M. K., Kang, Y. J., Peytcheva, M. 2023 “Knowledge Creation and Conversion between the National Office and Engagement Teams: Experiences of Audit Firm Partners.” Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 42 (3): 1–23. https://doi.org/10.2308/AJPT-2020-141.
Aghazadeh, S., & Joe, J. R. (2022). Auditors' response to management confidence and
misstatement risk. Accounting Organizations and Society, 101, 101348. doi:10.1016/j.aos.2022.101348
Aghazadeh, S., Y.J. Kang, and M. Peytcheva. 2023 “Auditors’ scepticism in response to audit committee oversight behaviour.” Accounting & Finance 63 (2): 2013-2034. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12944.
Aghazadeh, S., Brown, J. O., Guichard, L., & Hoang, K. (2022). Persuasion in Auditing: A Review Through the Lens of the Communication-Persuasion Matrix. European Accounting Review, 31(1), 1-28. doi:10.1080/09638180.2020.1863243
Aghazadeh, S., K. Hoang, and B. Pomeroy. 2022. “Using LIWC to Analyze Participants’ Psychological Processing in Accounting JDM Research.” Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 41 (3): 1–20. https://doi.org/10.2308/ajpt-51742
Aghazadeh, S., Dodgson, M. K., Kang, Y. J., & Peytcheva, M. (2021). Revealing Oz: Institutional Work Shaping Auditors' National Office Consultations. Contemporary Accounting Research, 38(2), 974-1008. doi:10.1111/1911-3846.12655
Aghazadeh, S., & Hoang, K. (2020). How does audit firm emphasis on client relationship quality influence auditors’ inferences about and responses to potential persuasion in client communications?. Accounting Organizations and Society, 87, 101175. doi:10.1016/j.aos.2020.101175
Aghazadeh, S., Collins, A. M., & Stefaniak, C. M. (2020). The Effects of Client Status and the Auditor's Presentation of Multiple Estimation Alternatives on Client Financial Reporting Aggressiveness. Behavioral Research in Accounting, 32(2), 1-14. doi:10.2308/bria-19-025
Teaching Interests: Auditing and Cost Accounting
Research Interests: Judgment and decision making, specifically as they relate to the
Other; Forbes Insights and KPMG; Audit 2020: A Focus on Change; 2015
Magazine; CFO.com; Unfriendly Persuasion by CFOs Could Spur Faulty Audits; 2015