Chan Li

Chan Li
  • C.A. Scupin Professor
  • Accounting academic area

Contact Info

Capitol Federal Hall, Room 4103


Chan Li is the C.A. Scupin Professor at the University of Kansas School of Business. Li obtained her Ph.D. from University of Kansas. Prior to joining the faculty at her alma mater, Li was a tenured professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

Her primary research interest is in archival auditing, particularly in economic consequences of auditing, effects of regulation on the audit environment, auditor judgment and audit quality. She has published over 30 articles in leading academic journals, including The Accounting ReviewJournal of Accounting ResearchJournal of Accounting and EconomicsContemporary Accounting ResearchReview of Accounting Studies, Accounting, Organizations, and SocietyMIS Quarterly, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.

Her work has been cited by the SEC, PCAOB, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Li is currently serving as the editor at The Accounting Review and Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. She is also on the editorial board at Contemporary Accounting Research.


Ph.D. in Accounting, University of Kansas
M.S. in Management Information Systems, University of Akron
B.A. in Business English, Sichuan International Studies University, China


Research interests:

  • Effects of regulation on the audit environment
  • Auditor judgment and audit quality
  • Internal controls


Teaching interests:

  • Accounting information systems
  • Financial accounting
  • Auditing

Selected Publications

Li, C. (2014). Client Supply Chain Relationships and Audit Quality and Pricing. Auditing: A Journal of Practice &Theory - Issue 4 | Volume 33.
Li, C. (2012). The Consequences of Information Technology Control Weaknesses on Management Information Systems: The Case of Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Control Reports. MIS Quarterly - Issue 1 | Volume 36.
Li, C. (2010). Financial Executive Quality, Financial Executive Turnover, and Adverse SOX 404 Opinions. Journal of Accounting and Economics - Issue 1 | Volume 50.