Dr. Kelly Pope

Brief Biography

Kelly Pope

Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope is a Visiting Professor in Accounting in the Schools of Business at Wake Forest University for the 2010 Spring Semester. Dr. Pope is an Assistant Professor in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She has been a member of the faculty since 2001. She primarily teaches managerial accounting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research interests include whistle blowing tendencies of accountants. Her research has been published in Behavioral Research in Accounting (forthcoming),the Journal of Academic Ethics, The CPA Journal, The New Accountant, The Journal of Nonprofit Management, WebCPA, and the Academy of Financial Studies Journal. Prior to joining DePaul, she worked as a forensic accountant at one of the Big 4 accounting firms where she conducted financial investigations, participated in contract compliance audits, conducted anti-money laundering engagements and provided litigation support to audit teams. She has conducted training in the areas of corporate governance and ethics across the country. Dr. Pope has also worked as a consultant for the Harvard Institute for International Development where she assisted in the design of a donor accounting reporting system for the Federal Government of Ethiopia. She also participated in the Financial Management Program at General Electric. She has been nominated for the 2010 Illinois Outstanding Educators Award by the Illinois CPA Society, in addition, to the 2010 QIC Excellence in Teaching Award by the College of Commerce at DePaul University. Dr. Pope received her undergraduate degree in accounting from North Carolina A&T State University. She received her master’s and Ph.D. in accounting from Virginia Tech.