Subject Matter Experts

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  • Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics, MS in MFF at Carlow Unviversity

    We've called on experts in accounting, law enforcement, government, and corporations to help us design and advise the Master in Fraud and Forensics program. Based on input from these subject matter experts (SMEs), you'll learn the latest in fraud prevention, detection, investigation, and remediation.

    William J. Becker, Esq
     
     

    WILLIAM J. BECKER, ESQ.

    Assistant District Attorney, Allegheny County District Attorney's Office
    Member, Carlow University Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics Advisory Board

    Professional expertise: Criminal investigations, Grand Jury proceedings, wiretapping and electronic surveillance, financial and white-collar crime

     Thomas F. Burrage, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA  
     


    THOMAS F. BURRAGE, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA

    Principal, Burrage & Johnson CPAs, LLC 

    Professional expertise: Litigation, forensic accounting, economic damages, fraud, business valuation, taxation, family law, minority shareholder suits, insider trading, lost earnings, malpractice, divorce and domestic relations litigation, and settlement facilitation

     Sharon Ciocca, LCSW, BCD, CCHP, CJM  
     


    SHARON CIOCCA, LCSW, BCD, CCHP, CJM

    Director of Mental Health Services, Allegheny Correctional Health Services

    Professional expertise: Criminal profiling, ethical leadership, ethics audit, ethics in a global economy, expert witness testimony, coordination of correctional mental health services, and identifying mentally ill offenders

     Maria de la Cueva, MFA, CFE
      
     

    MARIA de la CUEVA, MFA, CFE

    Forensic Accountant, Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Professional expertise: Fraud investigations, counterterrorism, wire/bank/mail fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and identity theft.

     Jonny Frank, Esq, LLM
      
     

    JONNY FRANK, ESQ., LLM

    Partner, StoneTurn Group

    Professional expertise: Fraud, waste, and corruption; fraud prevention/detection; corruption and abuse; fraud risk assessment and controls; fraud audit methodology; global investigative consulting; organized crime and economic crime investigations

     David O. Friedrichs
      
     

    DAVID O. FRIEDRICHS

    Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice and Distinguished University Fellow, University of Scranton

    Professional expertise: White-collar crime, crimes of states and crimes of globalization, law and society, critical criminological theory, sociology of deviance

     Robert J. Grossman, CPA/ABV, CVA, ASA, CBA
      
     

     ROBERT J. GROSSMAN, CPA/ABV, CVA, ASA, CBA

    Partner, Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP

    Professional expertise: Business valuation, economic damages, forensic accounting, individual and corporate/business taxation, market valuation, premiums/discounts, marital dissolution, buy/sell agreements, ESOPs, estate/gift planning

     Jeffrey M. Klink, Esq
     

    JEFFREY M. KLINK, ESQ.

    President and CEO, Klink & Co., Inc.
    Member, Carlow University Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics Advisory Board


    Professional expertise: Global fraud investigations, corruption and bribery investigations, federal criminal investigations, ethics and governance, emerging market fraud risks, foreign corrupt practices act, criminal prosecutions

     James W. Kraus, Esq
      
     
     

    JAMES W. KRAUS, ESQ.

    Partner, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano
    Bosick & Raspanti, LLP


    Professional expertise: White collar criminal defense,criminal justice, financial services fraud, insurance fraud, healthcare fraud, corporate compliance, professional liability litigation, securities matters

     Perry A. Minnis, CMA, CQM
     
     

    PERRY A. MINNIS, CMA, CQM

    President, Minnis and Associates
    Member, Carlow University Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics Advisory Board


    Professional expertise: Global ethics and compliance, forensic fraud investigations, financial accounting, federal and international taxation, total quality management, risk assessment

     Andrew F. Richards, MA, CFS  
     

    ANDREW F. RICHARDS, MA, CFS

    U.S. Postal Inspector/Fraud Team Leader, United States Postal Inspection Service
    Member, Carlow University Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics Advisory Board


    Professional expertise: Fraud investigations; investment, business, mortgage, health care, wire, charity, bank and mail fraud; political and commercial corruption; embezzlements, extortion, bribery, money laundering and criminal forfeiture; identity theft

     Lourdes Sanchez Ridge, Esq
      
     
     

    LOURDES SANCHEZ RIDGE, ESQ.

    Senior Counsel, Clark Hill Thorp Reed , LLP

    Professional expertise: White collar criminal defense securities, health care, financial, bankruptcy, wire and mail fraud, fraudulent conveyances, healthcare, pharmaceutical and manufacturing litigation, and domestic and international bribery and corruption

     John A. Schwab, Esq  
     
     

    JOHN A. SCHWAB, ESQ.

    Senior Litigation Associate, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano
    Bosick & Raspanti, LLP


    Professional expertise: White collar criminal defense; mail, bank, internal revenue, procurement, and health care fraud; conspiracy; false claims act litigation; commercial litigation

     Eric M. Wright, CPA, CITP  

      
     

    ERIC M. WRIGHT, CPA, CITP

    Shareholder, Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

    Professional expertise: Information technology security, information technology controls, information technology regulatory requirements, and information technology compliance

     Paul E. Zikmund, CFE, CFFA, CFD
     
     

    PAUL E. ZIKMUND, CFE, CFFA, CFD

    Director, Global Integrity and Forensic Audit, Bunge Limited
    Member, Carlow University Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics Advisory Board, Adjunct Faculty


    Professional expertise: Global fraud investigation, financial fraud investigation, forensic audit engagements, fraud risk assessment, fraud detection and deterrence