Syllabus Exchange

The FA Section (FAS) gathers syllabi used by educators in forensic and investigative accounting courses and disseminates the syllabi through the Section website as a resource to others teaching such courses. To participate in this Syllabus Exchange, or if you have questions, please contact Jodi Gissel at

If you are sending a syllabus, please include the following in the body of the email:

  1. Course level (undergraduate/graduate)
  2. Course name (if not on the syllabus)
  3. Topics covered (if not obvious from the course name or detailed on the syllabus)
  4. Faculty name and affiliation (if not on the syllabus)
  5. Whether you have additional course material (e.g., lecture notes, problem sets, cases, assignments) that you are willing to share or discuss with other faculty who may contact you directly

The syllabus should be formatted as a Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Adobe PDF file.

The Section greatly appreciates your help with maintaining this Syllabus Exchange and for sharing your course material with others.

List of Syllabi



Program Type

Course Title

Eileen Taylor

North Carolina State University


Fraud Examination

James Cali

University of Missouri – Columbia


Forensic Accounting

Larry Crumbley

Louisiana State University


Fraud Auditing & Forensic Accounting

Lester Heitger

Missouri State University


Forensic Accounting

George Young

Florida Atlantic University


Forensic Accounting, Fraud, and Taxation

Steve Smith

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Six Week Course

Seminar in Forensic Accounting

Jim DiGabriele

Montclair State University


Forensic Accounting


Journal of Forensic Accounting Research

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

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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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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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