Paul Michas

Professor of Accounting

Deloitte Professor in Accounting since 2021

Paul Michas

McClelland Hall 301U
1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • Auditing
  • International and cross-country accounting/auditing
  • Emerging markets


PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2011

MBA, Northern Illinois University, 2005

BS, University of Iowa, 1996

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Paul Michas joined the Eller College of Management in 2011 after earning his PhD in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Before starting his doctoral program he was a senior accountant at Catalano, Caboor & Co. His areas of expertise are auditing, emerging markets and international and cross-country accounting and auditing. He is a CPA in the state of Illinois and a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


  • ACCT 430, Information Quality and Assurance-A Management Perspective
  • ACCT 696B, Introduction to Accounting Research

Teaching Interests

  • Auditing

Publications and Working Papers

Professional Associations

  • American Accounting Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Awards and Honors

  • BeachFleischman Fellowship (2018-2020)
  • Outstanding Doctoral Auditing Dissertation Award (2014)
  • Kenneth E. Dimitry Memororial Scholarship for Outstanding Research Assistance (2010)
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (2011)
  • Center for Audit Quality Research Grant (2010)