Academic Director

Mark Peecher

Mark E. Peecher, CPA, is a Professor of Accountancy and holder of the Deloitte Professorship in Accountancy at UIUC’s College of Business. He also serves as Associate Dean of Faculty at the College and has a courtesy appointment with UIUC’s College of Law. He specializes in behavioral auditing and financial accounting research. After earning three accountancy degrees from UIUC, he joined the faculty at the University of Washington before returning to his alma mater. In the American Accounting Association, Mark has served in a variety of leadership roles including the Audit Section’s President. His business-press writings have appeared in CFO.com and The Wall Street Journal, and his academic articles have appeared in AOS, AJPT, CAR, IJA, JAR, OBHDP, and TAR. He has presented his work at numerous venues, has served as an Editor for AOS, and is serving as an Editor at TAR. Mark enjoys teaching undergraduate, masters and doctoral students. He particularly likes supervising doctoral students, five of whom have won outstanding dissertation awards.  He and his wife Tracie reside with their three sons in Urbana, IL.