Grant Thornton Professor of Accountancy
- Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Accounting
- M.B.A., University of Maryland - College Park
- M.S., University of Maryland - College Park, Marketing
- B.S., University of Maryland - College Park, Accounting & Finance
Meghann Abell Cefaratti joined the NIU faculty in 2009. She is a former auditor for the Air Force Audit Agency (AFAA) where her audit coverage included Andrews Air Force Base, MD, the Pentagon and various Air National Guard installations. Prior to working with the AFAA, she worked as a tax associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Baltimore office.
Cefaratti earned her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech and her dissertation received the 2011 Best Dissertation Award from the Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA). Her primary research interest involves the study of the effect of corroborating evidence on auditors’ fraud risk assessment judgments. Her research has been published in the Journal of Information Systems, Internal Auditing, Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, Internal Auditor, ISACA Journal, and the Journal of Continuing Higher Education and is forthcoming in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS). She has presented her research at national conferences such as the AAA's Annual Meeting and the Mid-Year Research Conference for the Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section of the AAA.
Cefaratti teaches financial accounting and assurance services. She is a member of the American Accounting Association, and her research has received awards from the Accounting and Information Systems Educators Association.