Donald E. Tidrick Dr. Tidrick joined the faculty at NIU in the Fall of 2000. Prior to that he was on faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, where he was the Associate Chair of the Department of Accounting and Director of the Professional Program in Accounting, UT's 5-year program. Before that, Don was on faculty at the University of Notre Dame. He received his Ph.D. and B.S.B.A. degrees from The Ohio State University and his M.B.A. is from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. A CPA, Don is also a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Management Accountant. His research interests primarily involve audit decision making and accounting ethics. Don's teaching interests include assurance and financial reporting courses. He has published in a variety of academic and practice-oriented journals, and is an active member in a variety of professional organizations.