Bonnie Morris, Ph.D.

Bonnie Morris

KPMG Faculty Fellow in Accounting, Associate Professor of Accounting
Palumbo-Donahue School of Business

474 Rockwell Hall
Phone: 412.396.4313



Bonnie Morris is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the School of Business. Professor Morris teaches courses in Accounting Information Systems and IT Auditing.

Prior to joining Duquesne University, Professor Morris was the GoMart Professor of Accounting Information Systems at West Virginia University. She is a graduate of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

Professor Morris is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting.


Articles in Journals

Morris, B., Williams, V., Nagle, B., Rau, S., Kollar, R., Yurko, A., Kannan, Y.H., Menk, B. (2015).  How one accounting department is preparing students for the updated CPA exam.  Extra Credit, The Newsletter for Accounting Educators.  

Morris, B.W., Kuhn, Jr., J. R., & Courtney, J. F. (2015).  A Theory of Complex Adaptive Inquiring Organizations: Application to Continuous Assurance of Corporate Financial Information.  Knowledge Engineering Review.  

Morris, B. W., Kleist, V. F., Dull, R. B., & Tanner, C. D. (2014).  Secure Information Market: A Model to Support Information Sharing, Data Fusion, Privacy, and Decisions. Journal of Information Systems, 28 (1), 269-285. 

Morris, B. W., Kleist, V. F., & Dull, R. B. (2013).  Considering Information System Acceptable Use Policies and Ethical Issues. IMA Educational Case Journal, 6 (3).  

Morris, B.W., Kuhn, Jr., J. R., & Courtney, J. F. (2011).  Agent-Based Simulation and the Auditor Going Concern Opinion? A Case Study of Frontier Airline. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 2 (22).  

Morris, B.W., Kuhn, Jr., J. R., Courtney, J. F., & Tatara, E. M. (2010).  Agent-Based Analysis and Simulation Of The Consumer Airline Market Share For Frontier Airlines. Knowledge-Based Systems, 23 (8), 875-882.  

Morris, B.W., Kleist, V. F., & Denton, J. W. (2009).  Information Systems Security Assurance Management at Municipal Software Solutions, Inc. International Journal of Information Security and Privacy, 3 (2), 1-9.

Morris, B.W. & Chen, S. (2009).  Using Design Patterns, Analysis Patterns and Case-Based Reasoning to Improve Information Modeling and Method Engineering in Systems Development. The International Journal of Applied Management and Technology, 7 (1), 19-49.  

Morris, B.W., Lundberg, G.Spont, & Nagle, B. (2008). Positive-Negative Signal Asymmetry among External Auditors Making a Going Concern Decision-The Effect of Experience. International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior.

Morris, B.W., Kranacher, M., Pearson, T. A., & Riley, Jr., R. A. (2008).  A Model Curriculum for Education in Fraud and Forensic Accounting. Issues in Accounting Education, 23 (4), 505-520.

Morris, B.W., Green, S, & Nagle, B. (2007). Grade inflation: What we can do about it, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, In Press.

Morris, B., Houck, M. M., Kranacher, M., Riley, R., Wells, J. T., Robertson, J. (2006).  Forensic Accounting as an Investigator's Tool: Developing a Model Curriculum for Fraud and Forensic Accounting. CPA Journal, LXXV (8), 63-70.

Morris, B. W., Pushkin, A. B., & Spangler, W. (2006).  A Task-Centered, Multiple Method Approach to Teaching Fraud Risk Assessment. Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 3 (3), 57-68.  

Morris, B. & Sinha, A. (2005). Applicability of Case-Based Reasoning for Business Problems: A Study of Three Systems. Artificial Intelligence in Accounting and Auditing, 6, 214-221.

Morris, B. W. & Chen, S. (2000).  The Use of Precedents in a Case-Based Reasoning System for Pre-Engagement Client Screening. New Review of Applied Expert Systems and Emerging Technologies, 6 (2), 89-99.  

Morris, B.W., Baldwin, A. A., & Scheiner, J. (2000).  Where Do AIS Researchers Publish? International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 2 (1), 123-134.  

Morris, B. W. (1997).  A Model of Auditor Control Evaluation Decision Processes. Accounting Forum, 20 (3-4), 271-192.  

Morris, B. W. & Pushkin, A. B. (1997). Understanding Financial EDI. Management Accounting, 79, 41-46.  

Morris, B. W. & Pushkin, A. B. (1996).  Management Speaks Out on Internal Control Reporting: Implications for Internal Auditors. Internal Auditing, 25-36.  

Morris, B. W. & Pushkin, A. B. (1996).  Contributions of IS Auditors to the Development of Electronic Data Interchange Systems. Is Audit & Control Journal, VI (3), 34-39. 

Morris, B. W. & Pushkin, A. B. (1995).  Determinants of Information Systems Auditor Involvement in the Development of Electronic Data Interchange Systems. Journal of Information Systems, 9 (2).  

Morris, B. W. (1994).  SCAN: A Case-Based Reasoning System for Generating Information System Audit Recommendations. International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance, & Mgt., 3, 47-63.  

Articles in Proceedings

Yurko, A., Cheng, C., & Morris, M. (2019). The Marriage Tax Penalty and Johnson v. U.S.: TIme for a New Challenge. AAA Journal of Legal Tax Research Conference.

Morris, B., Kleist, V. F., & Dull, R. (2012).  Importance of IT controls for Casino Slot Machines: A Case of Social Engineering and Software Based Fraud. Eighteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Seattle, Washington: Americas Conference on Information Systems, 652-658.  

Morris, B. W., Tanner, C. D., & D'Alessandro, J. (2010).  Enabling Trust through Continuous Compliance Assurance. In Shahram Latifi (Ed.) International Conference on Information Technologies - New Generation, Las Vegas, NV: IEEE Computer Society/CPS (IEEE Conference Publishing Services).

Paper Presentations

Yurko, A., Cheng, C., & Morris, M. (2019). The Marriage Tax Penalty and Johnson v. U.S.: Time for a New Challenge. AAA Journal of Legal Tax Research Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

Morris, B. W., Shaw, G. S., Tanner, C. D., & Trapp, G. (2007, November). Continuous Compliance Assurance for Trusted Information Sharing: A Research Framework. Fourteenth World Continuous Auditing and Reporting Symposium, Newark, New Jersey.  

Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements

Fairbank, J., Morris, B., & Spangler, W. (2019). Educating Business Students For The Age Of Intelligent Machines: A Framework For On-Line Ai-Enabled Learning. Management and Business Education in the time of Artificial Intelligence.

Morris, B., Santucci, J. M., Cervone, D. P., Neidermeyer, P., & Fleming, S. (2010). "Accounting in the Clouds: How Web 2.0, Cloud Computing, and SaaS are impacting the Accounting Profession." In Tracy Tuten (Ed.), Enterprise 2.0: How Technology, eCommerce, and Web 2.0 Are Transforming Business Virtually (vol. 1). Greenwich. CT: Greenwood Publishing.


Research: 2018: Morris, B. W. Wojeski Research Grant, Principal Investigator. Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, industrial Internet of things, and blockchain are disrupting the way organizations function. For public accounting firms, disruptive technologies affect processes and risks at client organizations as well as those of the profession firms.  The research question is: How are public accounting firms managing disruptive technologies?

Research Interests

Professor Morris' research focuses on the use of information systems to support audit practice and education, the adoption of emerging technologies in accounting, and fraud and forensic accounting. She has received numerous externally funded grants related to continuous policy compliance monitoring and assurance. Currently, she is also exploring the use of agent based models to explore the interaction of social contagion and stages of moral development.