by Geoff Larcom, Published July 19, 2011
Edwin Etter, an associate professor of accounting in the Eastern Michigan University College of Business, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of the Lansing Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
The Lansing Chapter of the ACFE was incorporated in 2008. The chapter was created to meet the needs of anti-fraud professionals and students in the Greater Lansing and Grand Rapids areas through anti-fraud education and training. The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization, with more than 55,000 members.
Etter will begin his appointment on the nine-member board August 1. In addition, he will continue to serve as the Chair of Continuing Education for the Lansing Chapter, of which he is a member.
"I am excited about the opportunity to serve on the Lansing Chapter board and the prospect of getting to know other anti-fraud professionals throughout Michigan," Etter said. "Not only will this position allow me to continue learning about anti-fraud detection and prevention methods that I can teach to my students, but it will also help me develop professional contacts that I can use to increase the job opportunities for EMU students. "
"This is a very prestigious organization that exemplifies excellence and ethics in the accounting profession," said David Mielke, dean of the EMU College of Business. "Professor Etter's appointment to the board underscores his devotion to teaching, as well as the excellence of our faculty at the COB."
Etter, who came to EMU in 2002, is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
He is currently on the Board of Governors for the Detroit Chapter of The Institute of Internal Auditors and the Steering Committee for the Midwest Section of the American Accounting Association.
He has won numerous teaching awards during his career, including the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants 2007 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award, and the EMU College of Business Teaching Excellence Award in 2005.
Etter has also taught at the University of South Florida, Sarasota; at Syracuse University and Ohio State University. He received his doctorate in accounting from Ohio State and a masters in accounting and a bachelors in actuarial science from the University of Illinois at Champaign.
For more information on the Lansing ACFE chapter, see the website at http://www.lansingacfe.org/index.html