2017 Ethics Lecture April 6th, speaker Kelly Richmond Pope, PH.D., CPA


Kelly Richmond



This year's Ethics Lecture will be held Thursday, April 6, 2017,               7:00 p.m. War Memorial Student Union Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor.



Kelly Richmond Pope is an Associate Professor in the School of  Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University in Chicago, IL and founder of Helios Digital Learning, Inc. She received her doctorate in accounting from Virginia Tech and she is a licensed certified public accountant. She worked in the forensic practice at KPMG, LLP on anti-money laundering engagements, insurance fraud investigations, and fraud risk management projects.


Kelly is a recognized expert in the forensic accounting field and has conducted forensic accounting seminars around the world for universities, corporations and governmental entities including the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the Securities Commission Malaysia. Her research has been published in Behavioral Research in Accounting, Auditing: A Journal of Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, CPA Journal and WebCPA. She co-authored A.B.C.’s of Behavioral Forensics: Using Psychology to Prevent, Detect and Deter Fraud published by John Wiley & Sons. Additionally, she writes for Forbes.com and has published articles in The Daily Beast, The Washington Post and PBS Need To Know.


Kelly is the creator and executive producer of the award winning educational white-collar crime documentary Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crime. Her in-process documentary, All the Queen’s Horses, which chronicles the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history, was selected to participate in the Tribeca Film Institute Industry Market forum in 2016. She was also selected by the TED Ed team to develop a teaching lesson on “How People Rationalize Fraud” which can be found on the TED Ed website.


Kelly is a board member of the Illinois CPA Society, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and serves on the finance committee for Mercy Hospital. Additionally, she serves on the Governing Council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for a 3-year term.