Faculty & Staff

Sally Wright, DBA

  • Professor of Accounting
  • Telephone: 617-287-7682
  • Office Location: M-5-415

Areas of Expertise

Accounting Information Systems, Financial Statement Analysis, Managerial Accounting, Financial Auditing


DBA, Boston University
MBA, Northeastern University
BS, The University of Colorado

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information


Sally Wright is a professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She received her doctorate from Boston University in 1993. Dr. Wright is a CPA with an extensive professional background. Prior to entering academia, she was chief financial officer of Canyon General Hospital in Anaheim, California, and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers first in Los Angeles and later in Boston first as an auditor and later as a consultant. Her current research interests include negotiation in the audit environment, the examination of continuous reporting and assurance demands and problems, as well as examination of accounting information systems control and performance issues. Dr. Wright’s past research has appeared in the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting and Business Research, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and The Accounting Review.

Courses Taught

Managerial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Financial Auditing, Accounting for Managers

Research Interests

Effects of Continuous Financial Reporting and Audit, Assurance on Earnings Management and the Market, Audit Negotiation, Control Impacts of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems,Waived Audit Adjustments, Publications have received over 280 peer citations.

Professional Activities
  • Associate Editor: Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research (AABR)
  • Editorial Review Board: Journal of Information Systems (JIS), Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory Reviewer: Behavioral Research in Accounting (BRIA), The Accounting Review
  • Visiting Research Fellow: University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (Spring 1991, Summer 1994)
  • Visiting Professor: University of Washington, Arizona State University
  • Joan Moon Teaching Award