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Pete Dukes
Office: 553
Phone: 206-543-7141
Fax: 206-685-1561

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3200

Ever-decreasing information processing costs and ever-improving information systems technology are changing the way financial information is provided to the market. The days of the hard copy financial statement are limited. The role of the accountant and the auditor will change more in the next decade than it has since 1933.

Pete Dukes

Professor Emeritus of Accounting


PhD Stanford University (1974)
MBA Stanford University (1970)
BSEE University of Illinois (1964)

Academic Expertise

financial accounting

Current Research

Investigating the kinds, formats, and timeliness of financial information disclosures made by firms on the Internet, Examining the relationship between intranet and Internet financial information.

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 1979
Associate professor, 1978-1979
Assistant professor, Cornell University, 1972-1980
Visiting Professor, Cornell University, 1980, & 1992
Visiting Scholar, University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, 1990

Selected Publications

  1. Intermediate Accounting, Fifth Edition
    Book:Dukes, R.E., Dyckman, T., and Davis, C., (2001). McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc
  2. Instructional Case: Balmer Consulting Group
    Journal Article:Burgstahler, D. C., R. E. Dukes and M. E. Peecher, (1998). Issues In Accounting Education, Vol. 13(4), pp. 905-930.
  3. The Value of Information and Audits Coopers & Lybrand Monograph
    Book:Sundem, G., Dukes, R.E., and Elliott, J. A., (1997). Coopers & Lybrand LLP.


Various firms, expert witness on financial reporting issues

Honors and Awards

Durwood L. Alkire Professor, 1999-present
William R. Gregory Faculty Fellow, 1994-1995
Puget Sound Power Professor, 1985-1989

Academic Service

Chair, Accounting Department, 1983-1992 & 1996-1999
Dean, Pacific Coast Banking School, 1995-2000
Member, Outstanding educators selection committee, 1994-1996
Chairman, Corporate accounting policy seminar planning committee for the American Accounting Association, 1992-1993