Dr. Karin Petruska

Professor
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Dr. Karin Petruska

Accounting

Williamson College of Business 3342

phone: (330) 941-1876

kapetruska@ysu.edu

Bio

Professor of Accounting (Tenured)

Research Interests

Financial Accounting and Reporting, Accounting Conservatism, Forensic Accounting, Earnings Quality and Disclosure, Analyst Following, International Accounting

Teaching Interests

Intermediate Accounting 2, Forensic Accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial Accounting Regulation

  • Education
    • 2008

      Ph D, Accounting

      Kent State University

    • 1993

      MBA, Finance

      Youngstown State University

    • 1989

      BS, Business Administration

      Youngstown State University

  • Awards and Honors
    • April 2018

      Ohio Society of CPAs and the American Accounting Association

      Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator Award

    • April 2018

      Youngstown State University

      Distinguished Professorship Award for Excellence in Teaching

    • April 2018

      YSU WCBA Center of Excellence in International Business

      Best International Business Paper Award

      The Impact of Culture on Internal Control Weaknesses: Evidence from Firms that Cross-List in the U.S.

    • 2018

      Youngstown State University

      Research Professorship

    • March 2017

      Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society

      Phi Kappa Phi Member

      Selected and Inducted into YSU Chapter.

    • August 2016

      American Accounting Association

      2016 American Accounting Association (AAA) Journal of International Accounting Research (JIAR) Best Paper Award

    • 2016

      Elsevier - Advances in Accounting Journal

      Most Downloaded Article in Advances in Accounting

      2016, "Internal Control Weaknesses and Evidence of Real Activities Manipulation" Advanced in Accounting 33: 47-58, was voted as one of the journal's most downloaded articles.

    • December 2014

      Ohio Magazine

      Excellence in Education Honoree

    • August 2014

      Youngstown State University

      Research Professorship

    • April 2014

      Youngstown State University

      Distinguished Professorship Award for Excellence in Scholarship

    • May 2010

      Youngstown State University

      Dean's Professional Development Award

    • 2010

      Youngstown State University

      Better Teaching Through Technology Development Award

      Provided by: YSU Learning Community

    • August 2009

      Youngstown State University

      Research Professorship

  • Past History
    • 2013

      Youngstown State University

      Associate Professor, Lariccia School of Accounting & Finance

    • 2008

      Youngstown State University

      Assistant Professor, Lariccia School of Accounting & Finance

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2017

      "The Impact of Culture on Internal Control Weaknesses: Evidence from Firms that Cross-List in the U.S."

      Journal of International Accounting Research, volume 16, issue 3, p. 119-145

    • 2016

      "Internal Control Weaknesses and Real Activities Manipulation"

      Advances in Accounting, volume 33, issue 1, p. 47-58

    • 2015

      "Foreign Firms' Mandatory Reporting of Material Weaknesses in Internal Controls"

      Internal Auditing, issue Nov/Dec, p. 24-33

    • 2014

      "Do Analysts' Cash Flow Forecasts Mitigate the Accrual Anomaly? International Evidence"

      Journal of International Accounting Research, volume 13, issue 1, p. 61-90

    • 2013

      "Firm Valuation, Market Responses and Accounting Conservatism"

      The Journal of Applied Business Research, volume 29, issue 3, p. 793-808

    • 2012

      "Conservatism, SEC Investigation, and Fraud"

      Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, volume 31, issue 4, p. 399-431

    • 2012

      "Condominium Townhouse Investment (CTI)"

      Accounting Perspectives, volume 11, issue 4, p. 323-332

    • 2011

      "The Research Credit: Valuable but Often Overlooked"

      The CPA Journal, volume 81, issue 10, p. 34-41

    • 2011

      "Indicators of Audit Fees and Fraud Classification: Impact of SOX"

      Managerial Auditing Journal, volume 27, issue 5, p. 500-525

    • 2011

      "The Informativeness of Cash Flow Forecasts and the Regulation FD Environment"

      Journal of Business and Economics Research, volume 9, issue 6, p. 29-42

    • 2011

      "Factors Affecting U.S. Free Cash Flows: Additional Evidence"

      Journal of International Finance Studies, volume 11, issue 2, p. 15-33

  • Professional Service
    • 2021 - 2022


      American Accounting Association (AAA) Ohio Region - President

    • 2020 - 2021


      American Accounting Association (AAA) Ohio Region - Program Chair/President-Elect

    • 2019 - 2020


      American Accounting Association (AAA) Ohio Region - Paper Chair

    • 2018 - 2019


      American Accounting Association (AAA) Ohio Region - Assistant Paper Chair

    • 2017 - 2017

      Committee Member
      Faculty Student Collaborations in Accounting (FASTCA), American Accounting Association

    • 2015 - 2015

      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Journal of Accounting Education (JAEd)

    • 2015 - present

      Program Coordinator
      Ohio Coordinator - Forensic Accounting Section, American Accounting Association (AAA)

    • 2015 - present

      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Journal of International Accounting Research (JIAR)

    • 2010 - present

      Member
      American Accounting Association- FIA

    • 2009 - present

      Member
      American Accounting Association- IAS

    • 2008 - present

      Member
      American Accounting Association- FARS

    • 2008 - present

      Member
      American Accounting Association- AUD

  • Public Service
    • 2014 - 2014

      Attendee, Meeting
      ATHENA Women’s Leadership Day and Mentor Lunch Program

    • 2013 - 2013

      Attendee, Meeting
      ATHENA Women’s Inaugural Leadership Day and Mentor Lunch Program