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Eric M. Negangard

Assistant Professor of Commerce
Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 309
40 South Lawn
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Ph.D., Accounting and Information Systems, Virginia Tech
M.S., Accounting and Information Systems, Virginia Tech
B.S., Accounting, Finance, and International Business, Indiana University

Professor Negangard has extensive professional experience as a forensic accountant and has provided advisory and assurance services to numerous domestic and international organizations. Before pursuing a career in academia, Professor Negangard was a Manager in KPMG’s Forensic Services practice and served as a National Instructor. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Indiana and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Professor Negangard’s research focuses on financial reporting fraud, internal controls, and the involvement of forensic specialists in the auditing environment. More specifically, he uses a combination of psychology theory and innovative measurement techniques to examine the decision processes and subsequent attributions of those involved in, and affected by, fraudulent financial reporting. He has presented at numerous conferences, both academic and professional, and his work has been published in Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; Information & Management; and Journal of Accounting Education.

Professor Negangard has taught various accounting and business related courses to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and is the recipient of several research and teaching awards. He currently teaches the undergraduate auditing course and a graduate course in forensic accounting at the McIntire School of Commerce.

COMM 4150: Introductory Auditing
Credits: 3
Includes the planning, processes (gathering evidence), & judgments required to render an opinion on an entity's financial statements. Deals with evidence theory, risk identification & professional judgment. Audit methodology is examined through a study of auditing standards & the concepts & procedures developed to implement those standards. Other topics include professional ethics, auditors' liability, internal control assessment, audit reports.
GCOM 7360: Accounting Analytics and Fraud
Credits: 3
This course provides hands-on, real-life experience in accounting analytics. Students gain exposure to data analysis tools, digital evidence, and investigative techniques while studying examples of and learning how to combat "white-collar" crime. A case study method is employed, so students learn from past occurrences of fraud, and students are required to keep up with current events and developments in the accounting profession.