Simon Petravick

Department Chair & Professor

Baker Hall 427
(309) 677-2286

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
M.S., Accountancy, DePaul University
B.S., Loyola University of Chicago


Dr. Petravick currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in auditing and computer assisted audit techniques. He is the coordinator of Bradley's Internal Audit Education Partnership program.

Outside the classroom, he serves as the faculty co-advisor for Bradley’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the international honorary organization for accounting majors. This organization provides numerous opportunities for students to engage in community service and professional development programs. The international office of Beta Alpha Psi has regularly recognized the chapter as a superior chapter. Additionally, it has been recognized three times as a gold chapter.

The students in the Foster College of Business Administration have recognized him as an outstanding academic advisor (2001, 2010) and student organization advisor (1999, 2007, 2010, 2012). The international office of Beta Alpha Psi recognized him as an outstanding faculty advisor in 2001.  He has also received awards for teaching excellence from both the Foster College of Business Administration and DePaul University. In 2010, he received the Illinois CPA Society's Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.  


Dr. Petravick conducts research on the uses of technology to improve accounting and auditing. He has published over 20 papers in journals such as The Journal of Accountancy, Strategic Finance, The CPA Journal, and Internal Auditing. Additionally, he has been a speaker on auditing and technology related subjects at several meetings hosted by the Illinois CPA Society and Institute of Internal Auditors. 


Dr. Petravick has worked in banking and public accounting. He is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the American Institute of CPAs, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the American Accounting Association. He has held several leadership positions with the Illinois CPA Society and the Central Illinois Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Currently, he serves as a member of the Illinois Board of Examiners.

Licensures & Certifications

Dr. Petravick is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.