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New Podcast Episode Features Megan Hess Hess, associate professor of accounting at W&L, discusses her passion for teaching classes like "Anatomy of a Fraud," a popular Spring Term class about corporate fraud

Megan Hess, associate professor of accounting at Washington and Lee University, discusses her passion for teaching, how she grew up to love accounting, and what it’s like to investigate corporate fraud in a new episode of “W&L After Class: The Lifelong Learning Podcast” titled “Accountant or Detective: A Credit to Her Profession.”

Hess, a 1997 graduate of W&L, focuses her research and teaching on the intersection of ethics and accounting, exploring topics such as fraud risk management, ethical leadership, whistle-blowing and sustainability accounting.

“When we find our passion and it intersects with something that we’re good at, and then someone is willing to pay us to do that for a living – that’s magic!” she said.

Click here to listen to the full episode of the podcast, which is hosted by Ruth Candler, assistant director of Lifelong Learning.

The “After Class” podcast series began in spring 2020. Every episode invites listeners to join conversations with W&L’s expert faculty, giving them a chance to walk down the Colonnade from the comfort of their homes. Listeners hear from W&L faculty members about topics they know and love, meet new professors and learn about their research. Previous topics include poetry, beer, tea, witches, poverty, politics, theater and free speech.

Listeners in the W&L community and beyond are invited to listen to archived episodes for free here or wherever they listen to podcasts (e.g., iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher). Other episodes include:

“W&L After Class” is a collaboration of W&L’s Office of Lifelong Learning, Alumni Engagement and the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.