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James L. Worrell, PhD, CPA, CISA, CIA

James L. 'Jamey' Worrell is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he primarily teaches auditing (IT, internal and external), IT governance and accounting information systems. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, he worked in IT internal audit for a Fortune 1000 financial services firm and spent several years as an Information Technology Auditor and Information Security Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopersLLP in their Security Integration Services and Technology Risk Services practice. He obtained his M.Acc. and Ph.D. at Florida State University, and holds several professional certifications (CPA, CISA, CIA). His current research interests include the intersection of auditing and information systems. A prolific researcher and textbook author, he is happiest in the classroom and is the recipient of the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2019, Dr. Worrell served as Chair of the UAB Faculty Senate and Faculty Representative to the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. He is active in both the IIA and ISACA, and completed a two-year term as President of the Birmingham Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISpACA).