Bloomsburg University, B.S./B.A.
Drexel University, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Judgment and decision making in auditing
Archival research in auditing

Tamara Lambert joined the Department of Accounting at Lehigh University in 2013. Her research interests include judgment and decision making in auditing and accounting contexts, audit-related regulation, the audit review process, audit quality, financial reporting fraud, and auditor litigation. Her research highlights include publications in Journal of Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and Accounting, Organizations and Society and she has presented her research at multiple national and international conferences. She was recipient of the 2011 AAA Auditing Mid-Year-Meeting Best Paper Award, the 2012 Isenberg School of Management Outstanding Researcher Award, and the 2014 and 2015 Charlotte and Robert Brown Research Fellow, Lehigh University. She is on the editorial boards of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and Issues in Accounting Education and an editor of the AAA Auditing Section Newsletter.

Professor Lambert’s teaching interests are in financial accounting and auditing and she received the 2007-2008 Lebow College Outstanding Ph.D. Student Instructor award. She worked as an auditor for Deloitte from 2001-2004 and is a licensed CPA in the state of Pennsylvania (inactive).


  • "Audit Time Pressure and Earnings Quality: An Examination of Accelerated Filings” with Keith Jones, Joseph F. Brazel, and Scott Showalter. Accounting, Organizations and Society, forthcoming
  • “When Do Audit Managers Prefer Staff to Underreport Time?” with Christopher P. Agoglia and Richard C. Hatfield. Accounting, Organizations and Society (July 2015)
  • “Office-Level Characteristics of the Big 4 and Audit Report Timeliness” with James D. Whitworth. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (August 2014)
  • “Closing the Loop: Review Process Factors Affecting Audit Staff Follow-through” with Christopher P. Agoglia. Journal of Accounting Research (December 2011).