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Kathryn Holmstrom

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Accounting
Office: 3133 Gerdin


Dr. Holmstrom joined Iowa State University in 2021 after earning her Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her expertise is in behavioral accounting research, with a particular emphasis on auditor judgments and decision-making, reliance on data analytics, and DEI in accounting. Prior to joining academia, Kathryn worked as a senior auditor with Deloitte and as an internal auditor and financial analyst with Rexnord Industries, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is a CPA licensed in the state of Wisconsin.

Professional Work Experience

Senior Auditor

Financial Planning and Analysis, Internal Audit
Rexnord Industries


  • Research: Behavioral accounting research with a focus on auditing judgment and decision-making, reliance on data analytics, and DEI in accounting.
  • Teaching: Auditing, financial, and managerial accounting


Outstanding Manuscript Award, 2021 American Accounting Association ABO Section Midyear Meeting 2021
Fall 2021 Ivy College of Business Research Bootstrap Grant 2021
Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) 2021 Access to Audit Personnel Grant 2021

Professional Licenses and Certifications

Certified Public Accountant, Wisconsin (active)