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Mueller-Phillips is the KPMG Professor and associate dean for academic affairs. Previously, she served as the director of the School of Accountancy. Her research interests relate to auditor judgment and liability, with publications appearing in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Information Systems, Advances in Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, and CPA Journal.
Recognition includes a highly-competitive research grant by the Center for Audit Quality, appointment to a research synthesis team of the US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and to the KPMG Academic Research Panel, which supports the firm’s funding for academic research nationwide.
Mueller-Phillips has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses, but is currently focused on the undergraduate Auditing and Assurance Services course in the School of Accountancy. She has been recognized numerous times for outstanding teaching at Virginia Tech (as a doctoral student) and Auburn University, including the college’s prestigious McCartney Award.
In the Auburn community, Mueller-Phillips served as supervisory committee chair of the AU Federal Credit Union and as treasurer of a not-for-profit organization. She is an active member of the American Accounting Association and an educational member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. During her undergraduate study and prior to returning to graduate school, Mueller-Phillips worked for a division of Rotech Healthcare. Prior to becoming director of the School of Accountancy, she served the college as director of quality assurance, reporting to the position she now holds on accreditation matters.