Faculty – Melissa Carlisle

Melissa Carlisle - Assistant Professor, Accountancy
Assistant Professor, Accountancy

mrc130@case.edu
216.368.3724
Peter B. Lewis Building 467
Office Hours: By appointment only

Melissa Carlisle, PhD, CPA, assistant professor of accountancy, accepted her appointment to the Weatherhead School of Management in 2015. Her research interests focus on auditor judgment and decision-making and the impact of auditor behavior and regulation on audit quality. She is interested in the experimental study of psychological theories, applying and extending them into judgment contexts encountered by auditors. Her interests also extend into studying both auditor incentives and the structure of audit markets using experimental economics. Carlisle’s teaching interests include Auditing and Introduction to Financial Accounting.

Carlisle continues to utilize her prior experience as senior auditor at Ernst & Young within the scope of several audit research projects, including one titled “Auditors’ Evaluation of Evidence: The Effect of Communication Channel and Management Information,” which she presented at the American Accounting Association (AAA) 2016 Audit Meeting. She is a member of AAA as well as the AAA Auditing Section.

Carlisle received her PhD in accounting from Georgia Institute of Technology, where she received the President’s Fellowship. She earned both her master’s in accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration from Kent State University.

Curriculum Vita

PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
MAcc, Kent State University, 2007
BBA, Kent State University, 2006

Initially Appointed: 2015

Interests and Courses

Research

Melissa's research interests focus on auditor judgment and decision making, and the impact of auditor behavior and regulation on audit quality. She is interested in the experimental study of psychological theories, applying and extending them into judgment contexts encountered by auditors. She is also interested in studying both auditor incentives and the structure of audit markets using experimental economics.

Teaching

Melissa teaches Auditing and Introductory Financial Accounting.

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Academic and Professional Activities

  • American Accounting Association. 2010 - Present