Sarah Stein has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.

Stein is one of nine new faculty members at Pamplin this fall. They are part of the college’s efforts to strengthen and expand its teaching, research, and business outreach programs under the leadership of Robert Sumichrast, who became dean in July.

Stein completed her Ph.D. at the University of Missouri. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Truman State University and is licensed as a certified public accountant in Colorado. She received a 2011 Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship.

Her research interests are in auditing and financial accounting, including industry specialization, audit quality, audit market structure, and asset impairment decisions. Her dissertation examines whether specialist auditors enforce more conservative recognition of long-lived asset impairments.

Stein’s teaching interests include undergraduate and graduate auditing courses. She has taught auditing and introductory accounting courses at the University of Missouri and Truman State University.

Before entering the Ph.D. program at the University of Missouri, Stein worked as an audit manager at Deloitte in Denver.