Sara Kern

Sara Kern, Ph.D., CPA, CFE
Associate Professor of Accounting

Ph.D., Accounting, SUNY at Buffalo, 2005 
B.S., Applied Economics and Business Management, Cornell University, 1990

Acct 260 Principles of Accounting I (Financial)
Acct 261Principles Of Accounting II (Managerial)
Acct 263 Accounting Analysis
Acct 464 Auditing
MBUS 560 Accounting Analysis
MAcc 699-01 Fraud and Forensic Examination
MAcc 699-03 Forensic Accounting Lab

Research Interests
Corporate Governance


Rich Brody, Sara Melendy and Frank Perry, "Commentary from the American Accounting Association's 2011 Annual Meeting Panel on Emerging Issues in Fraud Research" forthcoming September 2012 in Accounting Horizons

Gerhard Barone, Sara Melendy, and Gary Weber, "CFEs in the Classroom" Fraud Magazine, January/February 2012

Sara Melendy and Ronald J. Huefner, "Monitoring Legal Compliance: The Growth of Compliance Committees" Accounting Perspectives Volume 10 issue 4, December 2011, pp. 241-263

Dan Law and Sara Melendy, "Paper Airplanes, Inc.: Utilizing an In-class Case to Demystify Process Costing," Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, Vol. 17, Numbers 5-6, August 2011, pp. 131-133 and 107-111.

Martha Doran, Sara Melendy, and Richard Riley "Service Learning Activities: Students Putting Their Skills on the Line to Assist Real Companies," Fraud Magazine, July/August 2011.

Marinilka Kimbro and Sara Melendy, "Financial Performance and Voluntary Environmental Disclosures during the Asian Financial Crisis: The Case of Hong Kong," International Journal of Business Performance Measurement, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2010, pp. 72-85.

Ronald J. Huefner and Sara Melendy, "Multiple Dipping for Dollars," Fraud Magazine, May/June 2009.

Sara Melendy and Ronald J. Huefner, "The Role of the CPA in Corporate Compliance Committees," The CPA Journal, Vol LXXVII, No. 2 (February 2007), pp. 64-68.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
AD Box 9
Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone
Spokane, WA 99258-0009

Email Address:

(509) 313-7031
1-800-986-9585 ext. 7031

(509) 313-5811

Office Location:
Jepson Center 248

Office Hours Spring 2012:
On Sabbatical