Rick Warne graduated with his PhD degree from the University of Utah. He also received a MAcc and BS degree in accounting from Brigham Young University where he graduated cum laude. Prior to entering academia, Warne worked for the Utah State Auditors Office where he helped uncover the largest fraud in Utah’s history at the time.
His research interests include judgment and decision making of auditors and investors, contemporary auditing issues, accounting litigation, ethics, and fraud theory. Warne has published his work in Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Business Cases, and Current Issues in Accounting. He has presented his research at a variety of conferences including the American Accounting Association (national and sectional meetings), Canadian Academic Accounting Association Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, and the International Institute of Forecasters. Warne’s research appeals to practicing professionals as well. He has published articles in Fraud Magazine and Officials Quarterly. Warne also participated in a radio interview discussing his research for a National Public Radio program entitled With Good Reason.
Warne is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.