Cindy Durtschi

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Arizona
(312) 362-8789
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
DePaul Center 6038 Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, Accounting, 1998
M.Acc. University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, Accounting, 1997
M.A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, Economics, 1994
B.S. Utah State University, Logan, UT, Economics, 1976
B.S. Utah State University, Logan, UT, History, 1975​​

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Accounting


Dr. Durtschi is an award winning teacher and researcher in the fields of financial and forensic accounting.  Dr. Durtschi received the 2006 American Accounting Association Innovation in Audit Education Award for her published case in forensic accounting, “The Tallahassee BeanCounters:  A Problem-Based Learning Case in Forensic Auditing.”   She continues to publish forensic accounting cases that are used in classrooms around the world.

Dr. Durtschi has published in forensic accounting as well as capital markets.  Her articles appear in the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Forensic Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education as well as other accounting and finance journals.  She is currently on the editorial board for both the Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting and Issues in Accounting Education.  She has given invited lectures in forensic accounting to professional and student groups throughout the US and in Europe.  She currently serves as President of the Forensic and Investigative Accounting section of the American Accounting Association.