Faculty Profile

Urton Anderson PhD, CIA, CRMA, CFSA, CGAP, CCEP

EY Professor

Urton is EY Professor of Accountancy at the University of Kentucky. His research has addressed various issues in internal and external auditing and organizational governance – particularly compliance, enterprise risk management and internal control. In addition to numerous articles, he has written six books, several of which have been translated into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. Urton Anderson is active in the IIA. He has been Chair of the Institute’s Board of Regents (2003-2007) and Chair of the Internal Auditing Standards Board (2002-2003 and 2007-2010). In 1997 he was named Leon R. Radde Educator of the Year Award by the IIA. In 2006, the IIA recognized his outstanding contributions to the field of internal auditing by giving him The Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award. He served as the Chair of the IIA’s Committee of Research and Education from 2011-2015 and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internal Audit Foundation (2011-2017). He currently serves as a member of the IIA’s Exam Development Committee. In 2016 Urton was one of four internal audit leaders from business, government, and academia to make up the 2016 class of the American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners. Urton also served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics/Health Care Compliance Association and served as its President (2016-2017). From 2011-2012 Urton was as an Academic Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

Department: Accountancy
Phone: (859) 218-1788
Email: urton.anderson@uky.edu
Office: 423 W


PhD, University of Minnesota, 1985
MA, University of Minnesota, 1977
BA, St. Olaf College, 1974

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