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SU's Weber Earns American Accounting Association Best Dissertation Paper Award

SU's Weber Earns American Accounting Association Best Dissertation Paper Award

By SU Public Relations

SALISBURY, MD---Dr. David P. Weber, CFE, professor of practice and lead faculty for the Fraud and Forensic Accounting Program in Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, recently received the Timothy Pearson Best Dissertation Paper Award from the American Accounting Association. 

Weber was recognized for his dissertation “Investigation of the Severity of Embezzlement as Predicted by Demographic Variables,” including gender and age, in the forensic accounting category.

The award recognizes works that are outstanding in the categories of originality; empirical, experimental, or methodological design; contribution to the literature; and impact on practice. 

“I’m especially honored to receive this award named after Dr. Timothy Pearson, a pioneer in the field of forensic accounting,” said Weber, who had been long-time professional acquaintances with Pearson prior to his passing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Weber’s work includes a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to enhance fraud and forensic accounting education, and combat elder financial exploitation and high-tech crime received by Weber and the Office of the State’s Attorney for Worcester County to enhance the SU Fraud and Forensic Accounting Certificate Program’s ongoing partnership with that office since 2022. 

To learn more about fraud and forensic accounting at SU, visit the program webpage.

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