Natalie Churyk

PwC Professor of Accountancy




  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina, accounting
  • M.B.A., California State University - Long Beach, finance
  • B.S., California State University - Long Beach, accounting


  • AAA TLC Best Paper Award sponsored by EY Foundation, 2022
  • ICPAS (Illinois CPA Society) Outstanding Educator Award, 2022
  • AAA TLC Section Hall of Honor Award sponsored by KPMG Foundation, 2021

Teaching Areas

  • Financial reporting
  • Accounting research

Research Interests

  • Financial reporting
  • Auditing
  • Fraud
  • Accounting education


Natalie T. Churyk, Ph.D., CPA is the PwC professor of accountancy at Northern Illinois University (NIU) and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Accounting Education. She joined NIU in 2001 after her doctoral studies. Besides her editor-in-chief role, significant service includes:

  • Vice president — Education, AAA (2023-2026)
  • Past-president/president/president-elect, AAA GIWB Section (2019 – 2022)
  • AAA Council (2016 – 2019)
  • President, AAA TLC Section (2016 - 2018)
  • Vice president, AAA TLC Section (2014 – 2016)
  • Co-president of the AAA Midwest Region (prior acting president and vice president) (2013 - 2015)
  • Treasurer of AAA TLC (2009 – 2013)
  • Chair/co-chair – the TLC, FIA, and Midwest sections/region Membership Acquisition and Retention committees over the periods 2008-2012
  • Member, AAA National Membership Committee (2011-2014)
  • Member, AAA Regions Strategic/Pilot Task Force (now known as Strategic Leader Region Committee) (2012 – 2017)

Churyk has received research grants from AICPA/CIMA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Institute of Management Accountants, and her university. She has also been awarded multiple research, teaching innovation and service awards from her university, AAA sections/regions, North American Accounting Society, Strategic Finance and the AICPA. Her most recent honors include: 2022 EY Foundation sponsored AAA TLC Best Paper Award, 2022 ICPAS Outstanding Educator Award, 2021 KPMG Foundation sponsored AAA TLC Section Hall of Honor Award, 2020 North American Accounting Society Distinguished Paper Award, 2019 NIU Accountancy Department Outstanding Research Award, 2019 AAA Forensic Accounting Section Best Teaching Innovation Award.

Churyk’s research contributes to topics in financial reporting, fraud/ethics, education and auditing. She has over 150 conference presentations including 19 keynote/plenary speeches and 18 panel presentations. She has amassed over 50 publications in academic and professional journals such as:

  • Journal of Business Research
  • Issues in Accounting Education
  • Journal of Accounting Education
  • Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
  • Strategic Finance
  • CPA Journal
  • Journal of Accountancy
  • Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting
  • Advances in Accounting Education
  • Global Perspectives on Accounting Education
  • Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research

She is a co-author on three textbooks published by John Wiley & Sons: Accounting and Auditing Research: Tools and Strategies, Mastering the FASB’s Codification and eIFRS: A Case Approach, and Accounting & Auditing Research and Databases: Practitioner’s Desk Reference. For over 10 years, she was actively involved in developing and delivering CPA Exam Review seminars for NIU and contributed for five years to the Wiley CPA Exam Review: Financial Accounting and Reporting text.

Natalie Churyk


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