Objectives

The Forensic Accounting Section is dedicated to the continual improvement of forensic accounting research and education, through the encouragement, development, and sharing of:

  • The promotion and dissemination of forensic and investigative academic and practitioner research.
  • The relevant and innovative curricula with an emphasis on effective and efficient instruction.
  • The exploration of knowledge-organization issues related to forensic accounting programs.
  • The creation and presentation of CPE courses to members and professionals.
Forensic Accounting often intersects with other professions including those of the law, criminology, sociology, psychology, intelligence, information technology (open sourcing, cyber-crime, digital evidence, data mining, and IT systems and control), computer forensics, and other forensic sciences.

Specific objectives include, but are not limited to those of:

A. Research:

  1. To initiate, encourage, and sponsor research in the field of forensic accounting.
  2. To stimulate discussion, promotion and dissemination of research means, methods, resources, and findings resulting from forensic accounting research.
  3. To raise questions and to share knowledge about forensic accounting and fraud research, including theory, application, and practice.
  4. To provide guidance and opportunities for members to test and to improve their forensic accounting research skills, tools, and techniques.
  5. To investigate and share various means of evaluating research by using scientific research methodologies, forensic accounting practice methods, policies, techniques, and research tools.

B. Education:

  1. To encourage a broad definition of scholarship with a high priority on teaching, learning, and curricular development.
  2. To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and findings about developments related to instruction, learning, and curricular issues in forensic accounting education.
  3. To work with other organizations (especially fraud and litigation support practitioners) pursuing similar goals.
  4. To encourage qualified individuals to consider opportunities in forensic accounting education by providing appropriate guidance and information about such careers.
  5. To unite forensic professors and practitioners by co-creating and sharing educational materials and training.

C. Teaching:

  1. To initiate, encourage, and sponsor research in methods of teaching, learning, and their applications to the field of forensic accounting instruction.
  2. To stimulate discussion and experimentation in instructional means, methods, and materials in the field of forensic accounting in general.
  3. To raise questions and to share knowledge about forensic accounting and fraud-related materials.
  4. To provide guidance and opportunities for members to test and to improve their forensic teaching and research skills and instructional materials.
  5. To investigate and share various means of evaluating forensic accounting instruction, instructional methods and materials, and forensic accounting research.

D. Curricula:

  1. To encourage continued consideration of and experimentation in all facets of     curricular developments for forensic accounting programs.
  2. To communicate interests, intentions, and information about curricular developments in forensic accounting programs.

 

2017-18 Officers

Officer Archives

President
Ronald Daigle
Sam Houston State University
College of Business
1821 Avenue I
Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-1479
daigle@shsu.edu

Vice President- Academic (President Elect)
Dick Riley
West Virginia University
Dept of Accounting
P. O. Box 6025                                    
Morgantown, WV 
Phone: (304) 293-7849
Email: richard.riley@mail.wvu.edu


Immediate Past President
Lester Heitger
Missouri State University
School of Accountancy
901 South National Ave
Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: 417-836-5164
LesHeitger@missouristate.edu

Vice President — Practice
Nick Gibbons
Citadel LLC
Phone: (212) 652-8918
Email: nick.gibbons@surveyor-capital.com


Treasurer
Dick Riley
West Virginia University
Dept of Accounting
P. O. Box 6025                                    
Morgantown, WV 
Phone: (304) 293-7849
Email: richard.riley@mail.wvu.edu

Secretary
Patricia Johnson
Canisius College
2001 Main St,
Buffalo, NY 14208
Phone: 716-888-5947
johnsonp@canisius.edu


Council Representative
Cindy Durtschi
DePaul University
School of Accountancy & MIS
1 East Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60404
Phone: 312-362-8789
cdurtsch@depaul.edu

 

 

Editors

Newsletter 
D. Larry Crumbley
Louisiana State University
Phone: 225-578-6231
dcrumbl@lsu.edu

Webmaster
Patricia Johnson
Canisius College
Phone: 716-888-5947
johnsonp@canisius.edu

 

Committee Chairpersons

Membership Acquisition and Retention
Peter Lohrey
Montclair State University
Phone: 973-655-3514
lohreyp@mail.montclir.edu

Bylaw Review/Strategic Planning
Marguerite Griffin
New Jersey City University
Phone: (201) 200-3353
Email: mgriffin1@njcu.edu


Nominating Committee
D. Larry Crumbley
Louisiana State University
Phone: 225-578-6231
dcrumbl@lsu.edu

IFRS & Fraud
Angel Chetterton
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Email: chattertam10@uww.edu


Electronic Evidence & Fraud
Salem Boumediene
Montana State University – Billings
Phone: 406-657-1605
salem.boumediene@msubillings.edu

Litigation Support
Bill Barrett
Barrett PC
Ph: 804-355-3555
bill.barrett@barrettPC.com


Tax Fraud/Underground Economy
Carl Pacini
University of South Florida
Phone: 727-873-4268
cpacini@mail.usf.edu

Fraud in Governmental/NFP Entities
Donald Deis
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Phone: (361) 825-2826
Email: donald.deis@tamucc.edu


Publications
Christine Cheng
Louisiana State University
Phone: (225) 578-6229
Email: cceng@lsu.edu                                     

Awards
Diane Matson
University of St. Thomas
dmmatson@stthomas.edu


Syllabus Exchange
Jodi Gissel
Marquette University
Phone: (414) 288-8041
Email: jodi.gissel@mu.edu

Education
Debbie Sinclair
University of South Florida – St. Petersburg
Phone: 727-873-4815
dsinclair@mail.usf.edu


Professional Association Liaison
Helen Pruitt
University of Maryland-University College
Phone: 301-956-4610
helen_pruitt@yahoo.com

2017 Midyear Meeting 
TBA

 


2017 Annual Meeting Program
Qian Song
Rochester Institute of Technology
Phone: (585) 475-6547
Email: qsong@saunders.rit.edu

 

 

Regional Directors

Mid-Atlantic
James DiGabriele
Montclair State University
Phone: 973 243-2600 
jim@dmcpa.com

Midwest
Meghann Cefaratti
Northern Illinois University
Phone: 815-753-6382
mcefaratti@niu.edu


Northeast
Kathy Nesper
University of Buffalo
ksnesper@buffalo.edu

Ohio
Karin Petruska
Youngstown State University
Phone: 330-941-1876
kapetruska@ysu.edu


Southeast
Carl Pacini
Unviersity of South Florida - St Petersburg
Phone:  727-873-4268
cpacini@mail.usf.edu

Southwest
Christine Cheng
Louisiana State University
Phone:225-578-6201
ccheng@lsu.edu


Western
Sara Kern
Gonzaga University
Phone: 509-313-7031
kern@jepson.gonzaga.edu

International
Dominic Peltier-Rivest
Concordia University
Phone: 514-848-2424, ext. 2778
drivest@jmsb.concordia.ca

President's Letter

Dear Colleagues:

As we celebrate the successful completion of another academic year and we get ready to kick off a new year perhaps with the help of our annual American Accounting Association Convection in NYC in August, it is a good time to appreciate what we have accomplished this year.

Forensic Accounting Section 2016 Midyear Meeting I am very pleased to report that this year’s Midyear Meeting was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina March 4-5, 2016. With 128 attendees, it was the largest and most successful FA Section midyear meeting to date.

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Midyear Meeting

2018 Forensic Accounting Research Conference

March 2-3, 2018

Wyndham Dallas Suites-Park Central Dallas, Texas
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The 2018 Forensic Accounting Section Research Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas, at the Wyndham Dallas Suites-Park Central on March 2-3....

GASB Gil Crain Grant

GASB Gil Crain Memorial Research Grant

Since its formation in 1984, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has encouraged academics and other researchers to conduct studies that would be relevant to the GASB’s standards-setting activities. Over the past 30 years, such research efforts have resulted in publishing their research in research briefs, journal articles, and occasionally in GASB research reports.

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Journal

Journal of Forensic Accounting Research

The Journal of Forensic Accounting Research is the new journal of the Forensic Accounting Section.

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Deloitte Foundation

Forensic Accounting Case Study Series

Matt Sherman, senior consultant, Deloitte Advisory, presented a session entitled, “Effective Learning Through Cases: Examples from the Deloitte Foundation Forensic Accounting Case Study Series”. Learn more about the Deloitte Foundation sponsored forensic accounting cases. Learn more about the AAA Forensic Accounting Conference