Ingrid Fisher

Ingrid Fisher

Associate Professor, Accounting and Law
Massry School of Business


Massry School of Business BB385

PhD, University at Albany, 2002 
MS, University at Albany, 1982

Ingrid Fisher

Faculty Expertise and Achievement

Ingrid Fisher is an Associate Professor in the School’s Department of Accounting and Law, where she also earned her Master’s Degree in Accounting. She spent a number of years in public accounting, earning a Certified Public Accounting license, followed by positions in private accounting and in private practice before embarking upon a career in higher education.

Ingrid has taught both undergraduate and graduate level accounting and auditing courses for over 30 years at institutions including Siena College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Union Graduate College, the University of Maryland’s European Division, and the University at Albany. Ingrid is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and her current teaching is focused on graduate courses in forensic accounting.

Ingrid earned her PhD in Information Science from the University at Albany in 2002, receiving the university’s distinguished dissertation award. She has been recognized for her excellence in teaching, as a two-time recipient of the School of Business’s Harold L. Cannon award for undergraduate teaching, the 2009 recipient of the UAlbany President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Ingrid has published a number of articles and book chapters on both pedagogical issues in accounting and the intersection of financial accounting and technology. The latter stream of research focuses on the use of computational linguistics to better understand accounting terminology, accounting documents and the creation of tools to facilitate the digital manipulation of accounting information. She has presented her work at numerous conferences sponsored by the American Accounting Association. Ingrid was trained as a Baker in Ludwigshafen, Germany and has lived in Germany (at various points in her life) for 8 years.

Research Interests

Textual analysis in accounting, design science in accounting and financial accounting standards/documents

Teaching Interests and Areas

  • Forensic accounting
  • Accounting information systems
  • Auditing