- M.S. in Accounting, American University; B.S in Accounting, American University
Professor Evans is the Director of the MS Accounting and the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting programs. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner and has extensive industry experience handling a range of forensic accounting issues, including fraud investigations, Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice enforcement actions, financial reporting and disclosure issues, technical accounting issues, and internal control reviews.
Before joining the faculty, Evans was Senior Director of Forensic & Litigation Consulting at FTI Consulting, where she specialized in conducting complex forensic accounting and financial fraud investigations in conjunction with SEC, DOJ, and corporate audit committee inquiries. Beginning in early 2009, she was part of the team of FTI investigators responsible for investigating Bernard Madoff and Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, one of the largest investor frauds in American history.
Evans regularly speaks to professional organizations and government entities on various forensic accounting topics. She also serves on the Board of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs.
She has been awarded Kogod’s Professor of the Year multiple times and she teaches Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Advanced Forensic Accounting. She is a Research Fellow for Kogod’s Cybersecurity Governance Center. Evans area of research is in fraud detection with a current focus on cyber security and cyber fraud tools.