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.

 

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President

Chih-Chen Lee
Northern Illinois University

Vice President-Academic

Debra Sinclair
University of South Florida- St Petersburg

Vice President - Practice

Brien Jones
National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

Past President

Richard Riley
West Virginia University

Secretary

Renee Flasher
Penn State University - Harrisburg

Treasurer

William Black
University of North Georgia

Chairperson

2023 Midyear Meeting Program Co-Chair
William Black
University of North Georgia
Publications Committee-Chair
James DiGabriele
Montclair State University
2023 Midyear Meeting Paper Co-Chair
Renee Flasher
Penn State University - Harrisburg
Membership Acquisition and Retention Committee-Chair
Lori Fuller
West Chester University
2023 Midyear Meeting Program Co-Chair
Brien Jones
National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
Awards Committee-Chair
Diane Matson
University of St Thomas - Minneapolis
2023 AAA Annual Meeting Chair
Britton McKay
Georgia Southern University
2023 Midyear Meeting Paper Co-Chair
Alyssa Ong
Pepperdine University - Malibu
Education Committee-Chair
Alyssa Ong
Pepperdine University - Malibu
Professional Association Liaison Committee-Chair
Sridhar Ramamoorti
University of Dayton
Nominations Committee-Chair
Richard Riley
West Virginia University
2023 Annual Meeting Assistant Chair
Andrea Scheetz
Georgia Southern University
Bylaw Review/Strategic Planning Committee-Chair
Debra Sinclair
University of South Florida- St Petersburg

Webmaster

Patricia Johnson
Southern New Hampshire University

Editor

Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Jillian Alderman
Pepperdine University - Malibu
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Vida Botes
University of Waikato
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Donald Crumbley
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Carol Dee
University of Colorado-Denver
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
James DiGabriele
Montclair State University
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
William Dilla
Iowa State University
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Cindy Durtschi
DePaul University
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Timothy Fogarty
Case Western Reserve University
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Lori Fuller
West Chester University
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Graham Gal
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Gaurav Gupta
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Lisa Jack
University of Portsmouth
The Forensic Accounting Newsletter
Patricia Johnson
Southern New Hampshire University
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
J Edward Ketz
Penn State University
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Chih-Chen Lee
Northern Illinois University
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Peter Lohrey
Fairleigh Dickinson-Rutherford
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Sridhar Ramamoorti
University of Dayton
Senior Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Zabihollah Rezaee
University of Memphis
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Richard Riley
West Virginia University
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Charles Russo
Towson University
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Vijay Sampath
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Dan Stone
University of Kentucky
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Eileen Taylor
North Carolina State University
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Joseph Wall
Marquette University
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Christopher Young
Rutgers University School of Business - Newark
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
Joseph Zhang
University of Memphis
Associate Editor-Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
David Ziebart
University of Kentucky

Coordinator

Western Region
Mac Festa
University of Wyoming
International
Lisa Jack
University of Portsmouth
Northeast Region
Patricia Johnson
Southern New Hampshire University
Ohio Region
Karin Petruska
Youngstown State University
Mid-Atlantic Region
Charles Russo
Towson University

Section Committee Member

Nominations Committee
Meghann Cefaratti
Northern Illinois University
Awards Committee
Lawrence Chui
University of St Thomas - Minneapolis
Bylaw Review/Strategic Planning Committee
Cindy Durtschi
DePaul University
Nominations Committee
Renee Flasher
Penn State University - Harrisburg
Bylaw Review/Strategic Planning Committee
Lester Heitger
Missouri State University
Awards Committee
Sara Kern
Gonzaga University
Bylaw Review/Strategic Planning Committee
Chih-Chen Lee
Northern Illinois University
Education Committee
Sridhar Ramamoorti
University of Dayton
Bylaw Review/Strategic Planning Committee
Richard Riley
West Virginia University
Nominations Committee
Andrea Scheetz
Georgia Southern University
Nominations Committee
Aaron Wilson
Ohio University

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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FORENSIC ACCOUNTING SECTION RESEARCH CONFERENCE

The 2022 Forensic Accounting Section Research Conference has transferred to a virtual setting while preserving the key elements of our traditional program. The Conference will take place on our scheduled meeting dates, March 4-5, 2022 and our members from around the world will be able to attend the meeting, interact with each other, and strengthen the work being shared. The virtual meeting will be accessible through the AAA virtual conference site.

The conference will consist of keynote speakers, concurrent sessions dealing with a wide variety of fraud, forensic, and investigative accounting topics, panel discussions, case work, and other scholarly activity.

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Discover why the FAS Section is one of the AAA's fastest growing sections.

Forensic accounting touches all areas of the AAA: financial, behavioral, taxation, auditing, not-for-profit, information systems, international accounting, and management accounting. The Forensic Accounting Section (FAS) enables members to share classroom best practices and provides a linkage between the classroom and practitioners in an inclusive environment.

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Editor's Message

JFAR Editor’s Message

As the incoming editor of the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research (JFAR), I take this opportunity to wish you a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year! First and foremost, I would like to thank Professor Charles Bailey for getting JFAR started and maintaining its good quality. My sincere gratitude is to the Forensic Accounting Section (FAS) of the AAA for reposing confidence in my scholarly abilities to serve as JFAR Editor.

As part of my priority tasks when taking on the JFAR helm, I am planning to continue prior efforts to expand the Journal’s scope while simultaneously improving the quality and enhancing the quantity of submissions. I know this is a tall order and therefore, I am looking for the collective support of the AAA Forensic Accounting Section in achieving this desirable outcome.

I expect to be in St. Louis for the 2019 Forensic Accounting Section Research Conference from March 1-2 and will seek your advice in developing an effective strategic plan for advancing and sustaining JFAR.
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