Kendall Bowlin

Associate Professor and Ed Krei Chair of Accountancy

Kendall Owen Bowlin

Kendall, an Ole Miss undergraduate who joined the Patterson School faculty in 2008, enjoys research and teaching auditing.

Research Interests

  • Strategic interactions among auditors and client managers
  • Fraud and financial reporting quality
  • Relative performance feedback and evaluation


Kendall Bowlin, PhD, joined the School of Accountancy faculty in 2008 after earning his PhD at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to his doctoral studies, Kendall received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Ole Miss School of Business and a Master of Accountancy from the Ole Miss School of Accountancy in 1998 and 1999, respectively, and then spent four years as an auditor in Ernst & Young’s Memphis, TN office.

Kendall’s primary teaching and research interests are in the field of auditing. His research focuses on the strategic aspects of interactions between auditors and client managers. He is particularly interested in the ways in which institutional features of the audit environment affect the auditor’s ability to anticipate and respond to the manager’s possible tendencies toward financial misreporting.


B.B.A. Business Administration, The University of Mississippi (1998)

M.A.C Accounting, The University of Mississippi (1999)

Ph.D. Accounting, University of Texas at Austin (2008)