Mary Durkin is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting and Law division, and she teaches financial accounting. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and went on to work at Deloitte in the firm's assurance practice. Professor Durkin is a licensed CPA, and she was selected by the AICPA Foundation as a recipient of the 2011 Accounting Doctoral Scholars Fellowship. She completed her Ph.D. in accountancy at Bentley University in 2015. Prior to joining Babson, Professor Durkin served on the faculty at the University of San Diego, where she taught financial accounting and auditing. Her research interests are in the area of auditor judgment and decision making, with a focus on promoting professional skepticism and detecting client deception. She has published in several academic journals, including Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory and the Journal of Information Systems. She has twice received the Center for Audit Quality's Research Advisory Board grant recognizing the value of her research to the auditing profession. She is a member of the American Accounting Association and has presented her research at several national academic accounting conferences.