Megan F. Hess Assistant Professor of Accounting

Megan F. Hess

Holekamp 214
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, Auditing, Managerial Accounting, Business Ethics, and Strategic Management. Prior to academia, Professor Hess spent twelve years in industry including six years with Deloitte investigating financial statement fraud and developing anti-fraud programs and controls. 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 ethical leadership, financial statement fraud, corporate governance, and professional skepticism.


Ph.D. Business Administration, University of Virginia (2013)

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

B.A. Washington and Lee University (1997)


Ethical decision making, ethical leadership, social networks, financial statement fraud, corporate governance, and professional skepticism.


ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting, ACCT 297A Anatomy of a Fraud (Forensic Accounting), ACCT 360 Auditing