Alyssa Sui Jing Ong
Dr. Alyssa Ong received her PhD from West Virginia University. Her dissertation was titled "Perpetrators vs. Auditors: Factors that Influence the Occurrence of Fraud and Audit Interventions". She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. Dr. Ong was the top prize winner for the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in 2017. Merging her interests in forensic accounting, fraud examination, and psychology, her research areas focus on interventions that auditors, as well as managers of companies, can implement to deter employees from engaging in those fraudulent behaviors and whistleblowing.
Dr. Ong has been actively involved in the Forensic Accounting (FA) section of the American Accounting Association. She was the Education Committee Chair for the section and is the Program Chair for the section's 2024 midyear meeting. She also serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research.
- PhD in Accounting, West Virginia University, 2018
- BSB in Accounting and Finance, University of Kansas, 2014
- Ong, A., Geng, X. 2023. An Investigation of Fraud Choice and Group Membership on Whistleblowing Decisions. Journal of Forensic Accounting Research.
- Scheetz, A., Adikaram, R., Ong, A. 2023. Confronting Bias in Whistleblowing: How Race, Gender, and Marital Status Intersect in the Reporting of Unethical Conduct. Journal of Forensic Accounting Research.
- Holderness Jr, D. K., Ong, A., Zimbelman, M. 2022. The Effects of First Impressions and Supervisor Preference on Auditors' Risk Assessments. Journal of Forensic Accounting Research.
- Ong, A. 2022. Act First Think Later or Think First Act Later: Does the Fraud Triangle Hold when Individuals are Impulsive? Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting.
Ong, A., Holderness Jr. D.K., Fleming, A.S., "Changing the Nature of Audit Procedures to Deter Fraud"
Geng, X., Fleming, A.S., Ong, A. "When Feelings Matter: The Interaction of Affect and Peer Influence on Budgetary Slack"
- Papakroni, E., Ong, A. "Fraud Characteristics and SEC Enforcements Against Independent Auditors"
- Aizenberg, D., Ong, A., Geng, X. "Are Breaks Aways Helpful? The Interaction of Work Breaks and Working Memory Capacity on Managerial Accounting Task Performance"
- 2022 American Accounting Association Forensic Section Meeting "Best Paper Award" for "An Investigation of Fraud Choice and Group Membership on Whistleblowing Decisions"
- 2020 American Accounting Association Forensic Section Meeting "Best Paper Award" for "Changing the Nature of Audit Procedures to Deter Fraud"
- KU Woman of Distinction, 2013-2014
- Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship (Top Award), 2017-2018
- United Bank Shares Scholar, 2014-2016
- KU-IIE Scholar, 2011-2014
Academic and Professional Affiliations
- American Accounting Association
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- Beta Gamma Sigma
- Beta Alpha Psi
- Mortar Board Honors Society
- Fraud detection
- Fraud deterrence
- Auditor judgment and decision making
- AC 224 Financial Accounting
- AC 310 Intermediate Accounting I
- AC 311 Intermediate Accounting II
- AC 313 Cost Analysis
- AC 314 Advanced Cost Analysis and Systems
- AC 425 Auditing