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Lawrence Chui


  • Education
  • B.S.B.A., Finance, Truman State University
    M.Acc., Accountancy, Truman State University
    Ph.D., Accounting, University of North Texas

  • Research Interests
  • Judgment and decision making in auditing.

Lawrence Chui, PhD, is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified fraud examiner (CFE). His teaching focus includes financial accounting and auditing. He has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business since 2010.

Chui believes that an effective educator must be innovative, strategic, and compassionate. He is committed to becoming and staying as an infinite learner by keeping up to date with topics related to accounting and education. He is also committed to helping his students to see the big picture by showing his students that accounting is more than numbers as it bears significant meanings in the broader business, societal, and political context. Additionally, Chui believes education is about educating the whole person. It is not enough for him to teach his students debits and credits and devoid of his responsibility to cultivate their social, emotional, and ethical development. He is committed to investing time to learn about their lives, their aspirations, and their struggles. He is also committed to motivating them to overcome both academic and personal challenges.

Chui’s research focuses on judgment and decision-making in auditing. He has published in top tier accounting journals such as The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Theory of Practice, Behavioral Researching Accounting, and Journal of International Accounting Research. He was appointed as the Deloitte faculty fellow from 2022-2024 and from 2014 to 2016. Chui has contributed to the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column as well as the WalletHub. Chui was the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Service Award by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. He was the Opus College of Business Julie Hays Teaching Award recipient in 2021. Additionally, he was the recipient of both the 2023 and 2014 Frank Coglitore Teaching Award for Outstanding Accounting Professor.

Prior to entering academia, Chui worked as a staff accountant for his alma mater, Truman State University. He has also worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation as a business analyst and a state auditor intern at the Missouri State Auditor’s Office. He received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in business administration with a concentration in finance and his master’s degree in accounting from Truman State University. He earned his PhD in accounting from the University of North Texas.

  • Vinson, J., Pike, B. J., Chui, L., Zhou, M. (forthcoming). The influence of audit evidence framing on auditors’ judgment. Behavioral Research in Accounting
  • Chui, L., Curtis, M. B., Pike, B. J. (forthcoming). Improving fraud performance with a different perspective. Current Issues in Auditing
  • Chui, L., Curtis, M. B., Pike, B. J. (2022). How does an audit or a forensic perspective influence auditors' fraud-risk assessment and subsequent risk response? Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, (41)(4), pp. 57-83
  • Blix, L., Chui, L., Pike, B. J., Robinson, S. (2021). Improving auditor performance evaluations: The impact on self-esteem, professional skepticism, and audit quality. Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, (32)(4), pp. 84-98
  • Curtis, M. B., Chui, L., Pavur, R. J., (2020). Intention to champion continuous monitoring: A study of intrapreneurial innovation in organizations. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, (17)(2), pp. 119-140
  • Chui, L., Kim, O., Pike, B. J. (2020). The effect of audit duality on audit quality. Journal of International Accounting Research, (19)(2), pp. 65-89
  • Vinson, J., Curtis, M. B., Conover, T., Chui, L. (2020). Auditor inquiry: Ethical relativism in accounting: A cross-cultural examination of the influence of culture and risk taking propensity on ethical judgment. Journal of International Accounting, Auditing & Taxation, (41) (100350)
  • Chui, L., & Matson, D. M. (2019). Embezzlement at the grandview community recreation association. Issues in Accounting Education, (34)(2), pp. 41-59
  • Matson, D. M., & Chui, L. (2016). Green tech manufacturing company: Fraud and the independent auditor. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, (8)(2), pp. 349-358
  • Pike, B. J., Chui, L., Martin, K., & Olvera, R. (2016). External auditors' involvement in the internal audit function's work plan and subsequent reliance before and after a negative audit discovery. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, (35)(4), pp. 159-173
  • Chui, L., & Pike, B. J. (2013). Auditors' responsibility for fraud detection: New wine in old bottles?. Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, (5)(1), pp. 204-233
  • Chui, L., Pike, B. J., & Martin, K. A. (2013). A quasi-experimental assessment of interactive student response systems on student confidence, effort, and course performance. Journal of Accounting Education, (31)(1), pp. 17-30
  • Pike, B. J., Chui, L., & Curtis, M. B. (2013). How does an initial expectation bias influence auditors' application and performance of analytical procedures?. Accounting Review, (88)(4), pp. 1413-1431
  • Curtis, M. B., Canover, T., & Chui, L. (2012). A cross cultural study of the influence of country of origin, justice, power distance and gender on ethical decision making. Journal of International Accounting Research, (11)(1), pp. 5-34
  • Pike, B. J., & Chui, L. (2012). An evaluation of the FASB's conceptual framework from a user's perspective.. Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, (16)(1), pp. 77-94
  • Taylor, E. Z., Curtis, M. B., & Chui, L. (2012). Staff auditors' observations of questionable peer behavior: The view from the other side. The CPA Journal, (82)(6), pp. 66-71
  • Chui, L., & Curtis, M. B. (2010). Intrepreneurs and innovation. Strategic Finance, (92)(5), pp. 49-53

  • Frank Coglitore Teaching Award for the Outstanding Accounting Professor of the Year, 2023
  • Deloitte Faculty Fellowship, 2022-2024
  • OCB Julie Hays Teaching Award, 2021
  • Deloitte Faculty Fellowship, 2014-2016
  • Frank Coglitore Teaching Award for the Outstanding Accounting Professor of the Year, 2014
  • Outstanding Service Award, American Accounting Association Public Interestion Section, 2016

  • American Accounting Association
  • Association of Fraud Examiner
  • The American Institute of CPAs
  • American Accounting Association - Audit Section
  • American Accounting Association - Public Interest Section
  • Bethlehem College of Seminary, Audit Committee Member

  • Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2022 – present)
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2016 - 2022)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2010 - 2016)
  • Teaching Fellow, University of North Texas, Denton (2005 - 2010)
  • Staff Accountant, Truman State University, Kirksville (2003 - 2005)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Moberly Area Community College, Kirksville (2003 - 2005)
  • Admission Clerk, Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville (2002 - 2003)
  • Business Specialist / Internal Auditor, Missouri Department of Transportation, Macon (2003 - 2003)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Truman State University, Kirksville (2001 - 2002)
  • Auditor, Missouri State Auditor's Office, Jefferson City (2001 - 2001)
  • Financial Analyst / Intern, Boone Hospital Center, Columbia (2000 - 2000)
  • Administrative Research Assistant, Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville (1999 - 1999)