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Cristina Alberti

  • Assistant Professor
Academic Division: Accounting & Law
Cristina T. Alberti, Ph.D., CPA is an assistant professor in the Accounting and Law division. She teaches auditing and financial accounting. Professor Alberti's research interests focus on how audit firm culture affects auditors' judgments and decisions, using qualitative and experimental research methods to do so. Her dissertation examines auditors' response to, and regulators' evaluation of auditors' response to, COVID-19. She also enjoys developing teaching cases that help students engage in data analytics in an auditing context. She has published in several academic journals, including the European Accounting Review. Professor Alberti received her Ph.D. in accounting from Bentley University. Prior to academia, she was an Assurance Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). While at PwC, she spent most of her time working on public company audits in the technology and aerospace and defense industries.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Bentley University
  • MPAcc, Bryant University
  • BSBA, Bryant University

Academic Interest / Expertise

Accounting; Auditing; Financial Accounting

Awards & Honors

  • 2023 — Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award, American Accounting Association Auditing Section
  • 2019 — Bentley Representative, AAA/Deloitte/Michael J. Cook Doctoral Consortium, AAA/Deloitte/Michael J. Cook Doctoral Consortium


Journal Articles

  • Alberti, C.T., Morris, L. (in press). Online Toxic Communication about the Accounting Academic Job Market. Accounting Horizons.
  • Alberti, C.T., Bedard, J.C., Bik, O., Vanstraelen, A. (2022). Audit firm culture: Recent developments and trends in the literature.. European Accounting Review. Issue: 31 (1), Page: 59-109.

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Hunter, K.E., Alberti, C.T., Boss, S.R., Thibodeau, J.C. (2020). IntelliClean: A Teaching Case Designed to Integrate Data Cleaning and Spreadsheet Skills into the Audit Curriculum. Issue: 17 (2), Page: 1-7. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting.


  • Online Toxic Communication about the Accounting Academic Job Market Alberti, C. Babson College’s Research Day, Wellesley, MA (2023)
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Department & College Wide Services

  • Honors Council (Fall 2023 - Present)