Assistant Professor of Accounting
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.2622 Fax: 412.396.4764
Amy Yurko is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Duquesne University. Professor Yurko teaches Corporate & Partnership Tax Accounting and Financial Accounting to undergraduate students at Duquesne's Palumbo Donahue School of Business. She has also taught Individual Tax Accounting & Planning to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh.
Professor Yurko's research interests include tax accounting, executive compensation design, corporate governance, executive power, and examining how taxes influence taxpayer decisions, including compensation design and marriage decisions. Her research interests extend to teaching, specifically examining new teaching methods to improve the classroom environment and comprehension.
Professor Yurko is an attorney, whose legal career began at Coopers & Lybrand, a predecessor to Price Waterhouse Coopers. She practiced as an attorney for more than twenty-years, specializing in business planning, estates, and taxes.
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business, 2014
J.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1986
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh, 1983
Articles in Journals
Yurko, A., Balsam, S., & Evans, H. (2016). Learning from the Past: CFO Compensation Design and Motivating Accuracy. WorldatWork.
Yurko, A., Williams, V., Nagle, B., Rau, S., Kollar, R., Kannan, Y., Menk, B., & Morris, B. (2015). How one accounting department is preparing students for the updated CPA exam? Extra Credit, The Newsletter for Accounting Educators.
Articles in Proceedings
Yurko, A., Evans III, J., & Balsam, S. (2016). A Reinvestigation of the Impact of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code: The Peculiar Case of CFO’s. American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Region.