Portrait of Patricia Navarro

Remembering Patricia Navarro Velez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor



Patricia Navarro received her Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Central Florida, received her MAcc from Bowling Green State University, and received her BBA in accounting from the University of Puerto Rico, Ponce. Navarro’s current research focuses on cybersecurity disclosures and assurance, internal control weakness disclosure, and data analytics. She was a recipient of the AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students and the KPMG Foundation Minority Doctoral Students Scholarship from 2014 to 2019. Navarro’s teaching interests are in accounting information systems.

Prior to entering academia, Navarro was a Risk Assurance Manager at the PwC San Juan office. She specialized in Information Technology General Controls (ITGC) audits, System and Organization Controls (SOC) assurance, and data assurance.

Navarro is a Certified Information Systems Auditor.