Faculty Profile

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

Director EY Professor of Accountancy

Professor Anderson received his PhD from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the Von Allmen School, he was a member of the accounting faculty at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. 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 four books, several of which have been translated into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. Professor Anderson has been involved in the AAA Audit Section throughout his career. He has served as historian, vice president, and President of the Section (2009-2010). Professor Anderson also is active in the Institute of Internal Auditors (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 is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the IIA Research Foundation. In March 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. The honor, established in 2011, annually recognizes individuals who contributed significantly to the profession throughout their careers. Urton also serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics/Health Care Compliance Association. 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: 434A


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

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