Kristyn Calabrese

Kristyn Calabrese
Office: Olin Hall 205

Assistant Professor of Accounting

  • PhD, Rutgers University, Accounting
  • BSBA, Georgetown University, Accounting

Kristyn Calabrese is an assistant professor of accounting at the University of San Diego School of Business and joined the faculty in 2019. She received her PhD in Accounting from Rutgers University and a BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University. She is a licensed CPA and has professional experience working as a financial accountant at Interactive Brokers and an audit senior associate at KPMG. Calabrese has experience teaching graduate and undergraduate accounting courses, both in-class and online formats. She has also designed and instructed lectures on audit data analytics for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and Deloitte Spain.

Calabrese’s research examines settings where auditors and financial analysts may fall short in their roles as information intermediaries in capital markets. In particular, she investigates the impact of workload and time pressures on audit effort and the implications for audit timeliness and quality. She also explores the conditions under which share prices move in the opposite direction of analyst reports. Finally, she has worked with audit firms to investigate how advanced analytic techniques can be applied to the audit to improve efficiency and effectiveness. She is a member of the American Accounting Association and has presented her research at several national and international academic conferences.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Financial Reporting, Financial Statement Auditing, Audit Data Analytics, Analyst Reporting


  • Best Paper Award by a Doctoral Student, AAA Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting, 2018
  • Laurels Fund Scholarship, Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting, 2018
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers Graduate School – Dean’s Office, 2018-2019
  • Teaching Assistant Scholarship, Rutgers PhD in Management Program, 2014-2018
  • Professional Development Award, Rutgers Graduate School – Dean’s Office, 2018
  • Summer Research Scholarship, Rutgers Business School – Dean’s Office, 2017
  • AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2017
  • Magna Cum Laude, Georgetown University, 2010
  • Deloitte Award for Accounting Excellence, Georgetown University, 2010
  • Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society, 2010

Office Hours

Section 01
1/28 - 5/21 T TH 9:30 am - 12:00 pmOlin Hall - 205
Section 02
1/28 - 5/21 T TH 9:30 am - 12:00 pmOlin Hall - 205