Chih-Chen Lee

Director of Global Studies in Accountancy and William and Dian Taylor Professor of Accountancy




  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, accounting
  • M.A.C., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, accounting


  • North American NCKU Outstanding Alumni Award, 2022
  • Outstanding Service Award, AAA Forensic Accounting Section, 2018

Teaching Areas

  • Accounting information systems
  • IT auditing
  • Forensic accounting

Research Interests

Forensic accounting-related topics.



Chih-Chen Lee is the William and Dian Taylor Professor of Accountancy in the Department of Accountancy, Northern Illinois University. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner). In addition, she is a member of the American Accounting Association, Illinois CPA Society, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Institute of Internal Auditors, and Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

Lee's main teaching and research area is in forensic accounting, accounting information systems, and IT auditing. She started teaching forensic accounting in 2002 and has made numerous presentations in conferences and workshops. She has published articles in both academic and professional journals including: Accounting Horizons, Journal of Business Ethics, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Auditing, Journal of Forensic Accounting Research, Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, Advances in Behavioral Accounting Research, International Journal of Finance, and Strategic Finance.

Lee has been actively involved in the Forensic Accounting (FA) section of American Accounting Association since its inception in 2009. She has served as the president of the forensic accounting section since August 2021, and her presidency concludes in August 2023. She will serve as the past president for the two years after that date.

Lee serves as the associate editor of Journal of Forensic Accounting Research and as a member on the editorial board of Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting.

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NIU College of Business
Barsema Hall
740 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

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