Megan F. Hess Assistant Professor of Accounting

Megan F. Hess

Holekamp 214
Curriculum Vitae
On leave Fall 2016

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, Sustainability Accounting, and Business Ethics. 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 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, stakeholder theory, and sustainability accounting.


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, stakeholder theory, sustainability accounting, and professional skepticism

If you work in corporate ethics or compliance and want to participate in Dr. Hess’ study of the social networks of corporate ethics and compliance officers, click here.

If you work in public accounting and want to participate in Dr. Hess’ study of professional skepticism, click here.


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