Abraham Carr, PhD

Abraham Carr, PhD

Abraham Carr, PhD

Assistant Professor
Heider College of Business

Academic Appointments


  • Accounting and Business Intelligence & Analytics


  • Assistant Professor

Publications and Presentations


Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Primary interest is in the area of Auditing. Specific areas of interest include: auditor motivation, audit documentation, and workplace stress.

Current Research Projects

  • “Improving the Quality of Auditors’ Motivation: Insights from Self-Determination Theory”. Dissertation.

    “Can Documentation of Contradictory Evidence Help Auditors Overcome the Tendency to Accept Clients’ Preferred Aggressive Accounting Choices?” with Brian Mayhew and Tyler Thomas.  Awarded a research grant from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)

Awards and Honors

  • Doctoral Consortium Fellow, AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium , 2017
  • Douglas Clarke Memorial Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Accounting Department , 2016
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Wisconsin School of Business , 2015
  • E.J. Blakely Memorial Ph.D. Fellowship, 2015