William and Dian Taylor Professor of Accountancy
- Ph.D., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Accounting
- M.Acc., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Accounting
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. 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 American Accounting Association, Illinois CPA Society, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Institute of Internal Auditors, and Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
Chih-Chen's main teaching and research area is in Forensic Accounting. 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 & Investigative Accounting, Advances in Behavioral Accounting Research, International Journal of Finance, and Strategic Finance.
Chih-Chen has been actively involved in the Forensic Accounting (FA) section of American Accounting Association since its inception in 2009. Currently she chairs the Publications committee in the FA section, serves as the Associate Editor of Journal of Forensic Accounting Research and is a member of several other AAA committees.
Chih-Chen serves as the Associate Editor of Journal of Forensic Accounting Research and a member on the editorial board of Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting. She received Sally Webber Excellence in Research in Accountancy in 2008, the Burge Family Faculty Fellowship for 2010-2011, NIU COB global research fellowship in 2013 and 2014. Chih-Chen has received several teaching awards for her teaching performance and the most recent one is the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, both at the department level and college level in 2011.