Lisa Haylon, an assistant professor of accounting who is completing her Ph.D. at the University of Scranton, has been awarded the prestigious Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Award. Haylon, a resident of Hamden, Conn., received the award for her dissertation, “An Investigation of the Tactics Used to Create Collusive Fraud Teams.”
According to a news article on the University of Scranton website, “The Barrett award selection process is competitive and determined through the IIA’s Committee of Research and Education Advisors, which is comprised of both academicians and practitioners actively involved in the profession of internal auditing. The selection includes the following criteria: relevance of the topic to internal auditing; soundness of methodology; coherent organization and clarity of presentation; and quality of data (where applicable). With an international membership of more than 200,000 members, the IIA is among the largest and most respected professional organizations for accountants.”
A certified public accountant, Haylon previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and served as an adjunct professor at Fairfield University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting.