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Debbie Archambeault

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Business Administration: Accounting


Email: Debbie Archambeault
Phone: 937-229-4692
Miriam Hall 402
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


Dr. Deborah Archambeault is an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting at the University of Dayton. Her research examines issues of corporate governance, fraud in nonprofit organizations, and whistleblowing. Her work has been published in Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting Literature, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and Nonprofit Management & Leadership, and in practice-focused publications including Journal of Accountancy and The CPA Journal.  She also contributes articles to The Conversation, an independent news outlet that makes academic research accessible to the general public. She has received teaching awards at two universities, and currently serves as a faculty co-advisor of the University of Dayton chapter of Beta Alpha Psi.  Debbie currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee of the Therapeutic Riding Institute-Ohio, a nonprofit organization.  Prior to entering academia, she was an assurance senior at a Big Four firm.


  • University of Alabama, PhD
  • University at Albany-SUNY, MS-Taxation
  • Siena College, BBA (Accounting)


  • CPA in New York (inactive)

Teaching Interests

  • Auditing
  • Financial accounting

Research Interests

  • Corporate governance
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Whistleblowing

Selected Publications

  • Archambeault, D., and S. Webber. 2018. Fraud Survival in Nonprofit Organizations:  Empirical Evidence. Nonprofit Management and Leadership 29 (1): 29-46.
  • Archambeault, D., S. Webber, and J. Greenlee. 2015. Fraud and Corruption in Nonprofit Entities: A Summary of Press Reports 2008-2011. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 44 (6): 1194-1224.
  • Archambeault, D., F.T. DeZoort, and T. Holt. 2008. The Need for an Internal Auditor Report to External Stakeholders to Improve Governance Transparency. Accounting Horizons. 22 (4): 375-388.
  • Archambeault, D., F.T. DeZoort, and D. Hermanson. 2008. Audit Committee Incentive Compensation and Accounting Restatements. Contemporary Accounting Research, 25 (4): 965-992.
  • DeZoort, F.T., D. Hermanson, D. Archambeault, and S. Reed. 2002. Audit Committee Effectiveness: A Synthesis of the Empirical Audit Committee Literature. Journal of Accounting Literature 21: 38-75.