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Dereck Barr-Pulliam, PhD

Assistant Professor, Accountancy
College of Business, Room 276
(502) 852-4834
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Dereck Barr-Pulliam is an Assistant Professor in the School of Accountancy within the University of Louisville’s College of Business. He earned a PhD from the University of Mississippi in 2014 and spent five years on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison prior to arriving at UofL. He is a certified public accountant and a certified internal auditor. He spent the majority of his time in professional practice as an internal auditor for Federal Express in both its domestic and international operations.

Dereck’s research examines three factors considered audit quality indicators: 1) the use of technology to enhance auditor assurance quality, 2) the acquisition of tacit knowledge (e.g., fair value expertise), and 3) the strategic interaction between auditors and managers–which has some overlap with the first two topical areas. He focuses mainly on experimental methods and grounds his research in both cognitive and social psychology theories.


  • PhD (Accountancy) University of Mississippi, 2014
  • MA (Accountancy) University of Mississippi, 2004
  • BS (Accountancy) University of Mississippi, 2002

Research & Publications

Curriculum Vita

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