Kathy Enget

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: (518) 956-8190
Email: kenget@albany.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Prof Enget’s research and teaching focuses on forensic accounting and data analytics. She uses her research, skills, and experiences gained as a former Big 4 forensic accounting manager to provide students with a hands on academic education that will prepare them to be ready on day one of their careers as auditors and forensic accounting professionals. Her research is focused on auditing procedures, including nature, timing and extent, particularly as it relates to the detection of fraud, data analytics, continuous auditing, and continuous monitoring. She is a behavioral researcher, who utilizes experimental, qualitative, survey, and interview techniques in her research and incorporates insights from auditing, information systems, and other disciplines to investigate these research questions.


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2015

MPA, Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005

BA, Accounting, Augustana College (South Dakota), 2001


Positions Held

Board of Directors, Albany Area Chapter of CFEs, 2016-present

Assistant Professor of Accounting, University at Albany, 2015-present

Lecturer of Accounting, University at Albany, 2014-2015

Forensic Associate, Senior Associate, and Manager, KPMG LLP, 2005-2009

Staff Auditor, Henry Scholten & Co., 2002-2004


Working Papers

“Implementing Technology-Enforced Security Controls: Proactive Change Behavior vs. Resistance Intention” with F. Bélanger, S. Collignon, and E. Negangard. Under second review: Information and Management


“Mystery, Inc.: A Big Data Case” with G. Saucedo and N. Wright. Under Second Review: Journal of Accounting Education


“The Use of Educational Cases in the Accounting Curriculum” with D. Caplan and S. Dutta. Targeted: Journal of Accounting Education


Courses Taught

TACC 251 – Fraud Examination

BACC 381 – Accounting Information Systems

BACC 551 – Fraud Examination

BACC 552 – Financial Statement Fraud and Corporate Governance


Honors and Awards

Best Accounting Education Paper Award with G. Saucedo and N. Wright for “Mystery Inc. A Big Data Case”, Northeast Region Meeting Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Section, 2016