Peter R. Gillett
A brief biography
am currently an Associate
professor in the Department of Accounting and Information
Systems of the Rutgers Business School - Newark & New Brunswick. I hold
B.A. and M.A. degrees in Mathematics and Philosophy from
the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Business from
the University of Kansas, where I was the Ronald G.
Harper Doctoral Fellow in the School of Business, and
held the Ernst & Young Doctoral Fellowship in the
Ernst & Young Center for Auditing Research and
Advanced Technology (CARAT).
Prior to joining Kansas, I spent from 1975 to
1992 in professional practice as an auditor, EDP auditor, and
management consultant. After nine years with Price Waterhouse
in London, I joined Grant Thornton's National office as
National Computer Audit Partner, and subsequently assumed
roles as Partner in charge of Advanced Audit Techniques, and
European Director of Audit Methods. I am a Fellow of the
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a
Member of the British Computer Society, a Member of the
Institute for the Management of Information Systems, and a
Fellow of the Institute of Management. In addition, I belong
to the American Accounting Association, where I have been
active in the Auditing and Artificial Intelligence/ Emerging
Technologies sections, and to the American Statistical
I have taught courses on Managerial Information
Systems, Accounting Information Systems, Auditing, Advanced
Auditing, Expert Systems, Internet Technologies and Electronic
Business, Social Science Research Methods, and Current Topics
in Accounting Research. I
am a member of the Editorial Board of several academic
journals, including Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, in which I have also
published. I have published in a number of other academic
journals, including the International
Journal of Approximate Reasoning, and the Annals
of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence. In addition to
numerous articles in professional journals in the U.K., I have
contributed a chapter on audit judgment to a monograph on Auditing
Practice, Research and Education published by the AICPA,
and to a recent book on Belief
Functions in Business Decisions.
My current research is studying the use of uncertain
reasoning techniques in audit planning models.
As part of this, the PURSUIVANT project developed software to enable alternative paradigms for
uncertain reasoning to be used to model networks of
interdependent audit objectives and audit evidence. In
addition, under an NSF grant together with Professors
Glenn Shafer and Rich Scherl, I have been studying the
representation of causality in auditing using event spaces, and the
foundations of subjective probability and lower and upper previsions. In
addition, I am also working with former Ph.D. students on research involving
Corporate Transparency, Evaluation of Audit Evidence from Fixed and
Sequential Sampling, and Accountability, Reputation Costs and
Opportunistic Auditor Behavior.
Until recently, I was the Academic
Director of the Prudential Business Ethics Center at Rutgers. I am the Faculty
Secretary for the Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick.
Outside the School of Business, I serve on the University Senate and on
the Senate Executive Committee, and chair the University Structure and
Governance Committee, and am the Faculty Advisor to the Rutgers
University Glee Club and the Rutgers University Kirkpatrick Choir. I also sing with the Rutgers University
Kirkpatrick Choir, as well as the Riverside Choral
Society in Manhattan, and was inducted as an Honorary Member of the
Rutgers University Glee Club in 2008. In April 2009, I won the Beta
Alpha Psi Professor of the Year award, and in 2011 the Rutgers
Business Governing Association's Most Challenging Course and Best
Accounting Information Systems Professor awards.
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