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Dr. Christophe Van Linden

Dr. Christophe Van LindenDr. Christophe Van Linden

Assistant Professor of Accounting

E-mail: Dr. Van Linden



  • Ph.D. - Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • M.S. - University of Antwerp, Accounting
  • B.S. - University of Antwerp, Commercial Engineering



  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Belmont University
  • Auditor – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Antwerp
  • Inspection member, commission for the quality inspection of business economics programs of Flemish Universities - Flemish Interuniversity Council, Brussels


 Working Papers -

  • Engagement team composition and audit quality
  • Do audit firms’ HR metrics signal audit quality? (with Marleen Willekens and W.R. Knechel)
  • Fraud in Flanders Fields – teaching case in auditor ethics (with Rebecca Martin)

Articles in Professional Journals -

  • Van Linden, C. (2013). PCAOB inspections outside the United States: current developments.
  • Tax, Audit and Accountancy, December 2013, Brussels, Belgium


  • Limperg Scholarship to support a research stay at University of Florida (visiting Prof. Dr. W.R. Knechel)
  • Pierre Wildiers price – Master dissertation
    Topic: Factors affecting materiality decisions in external auditing



Dr. Christophe Van Linden is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Belmont University.  Before relocating to Nashville, he was a visiting Ph.D. student with the University of Florida's Fisher School of Accounting.

Dr. Van Linden holds an M.S. in Commercial Engineering with an Accounting major as well as a B.S. in Commercial Engineering from the University of Antwerp in Belgium. His research and teaching interests include auditing, archival auditing, forensic accounting, and financial accounting.  

Prior to joining the Massey College of Business Administration, he served as a teaching assistant in the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Business and Economics as well as a lecturer in auditor ethics at the University of Antwerp.  Professionally, Dr. Van Linden was employed by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Antwerp) as an auditor.  Dr. Van Linden is a Ph.D. student member of AAA, EAA, and EARNET as well as a member of Transparency International Belgium. He speaks three languages - Dutch, English, and French.