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Megan Hess

Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Megan Hess

Holekamp 214
540.458.8370
hessm@wlu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Professor Megan Hess joined the Williams school faculty after completing her doctorate in business administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia in 2013. Professor Hess teaches Forensic Accounting, Business Ethics, and Strategic Management. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Professor Hess spent twelve years in industry, most recently with Deloitte where she investigated financial statement fraud. She also has an MBA from Texas A&M University and a BA from Washington & Lee University.

Professor Hess’ research focuses on how corporate culture and employee social networks affect decision making about ethical dilemmas in the workplace. She has presented her work at numerous conferences, and her dissertation was a finalist in the 2013 Excellence in Ethics competition. She also studies corporate governance, financial statement fraud, and professional skepticism.

Professor Hess and her husband, Drew, have two children and live in Lexington. They like to spend their free time hiking in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains.

Education

Ph.D., University of Virginia (2013)

M.B.A., Texas A&M (2003)

B.A., Washington and Lee University (1997)

Research

Ethical decision making, social networks, financial statement fraud, and professional skepticism.

Teaching

Forensic Accounting, Business Ethics, and Strategic Management