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Lawrence Chui

Associate Professor

  • Education
  • B.S.B.A., Finance, Truman State University
    M.Acc., Accountancy, Truman State University
    Ph.D., Accounting, University of North Texas
  • Research Interests
  • Judgement 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 summarizes his teaching philosophy in three words: professionalism, enthusiasm and compassion. Professionalism includes having the expertise in the field, exploring new teaching methods and preparing students for their careers. Enthusiasm requires the incorporation of humor, real-world examples and a holistic view of business to bring to life the subject of accounting. Compassion is about having high expectations for students, learning about their lives and motivating them to overcome challenges.

Chui’s research focuses on judgement and decision making in auditing. He has published in The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Theory of Practice, Journal of International Accounting Research, and has contributed to the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Chui was the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Service Award by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association and the 2014 Frank Coglitore Teaching Award for Outstanding Accounting Professor. He was appointed as the Deloitte faculty fellow from 2014 to 2016.

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.


  • Chui, L., & Matson, D. M. (forthcoming). Embezzlement at the grandview community recreation association. Issues in Accounting Education,
  • 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., 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., & 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

  • Deloitte Faculty Fellowship, 2014
  • Deloitte Faculty Fellowship, 2015
  • Deloitte Faculty Fellowship, 2016
  • OCB Accounting Department 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
  • Accounting Education: An International Journal, Reviewer
  • American Accounting Association - Audit Section
  • American Accounting Association
  • Bethlehem College of Seminary, Committee Member

  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2010 - present)
  • 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)