Douglas E. Ziegenfuss

Dr. Douglas E. Ziegenfuss is a Professor on the faculty of the School of Accountancy at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where he teaches auditing courses. Dr. Ziegenfuss has a BA in Philosophy/History from Mount Saint Mary’s College (magna cum laude), a MS in Accounting from American University, and a Ph.D. in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a CPA, CMA, CIA, CFE, CGFM, CISA, CCSA, and CFFP. Dr. Ziegenfuss has won numerous teaching awards and has been recognized as “The Educator of the Year,” by the VSCPA, IIA, and ACFE.

Dr. Ziegenfuss has eight years of auditing experience principally in the Public Utility and Waste Management industries. His areas of expertise include operational, fraud, and information technology audits. He has authored or co-authored three books and twenty-five articles on audit related subjects. Dr. Ziegenfuss regularly gives programs on audit management, fraud, quality management issues, and ethics. He has given presentations in Mexico City, Paris, Toronto, and Australia as well as numerous locations in the United States. Dr. Ziegenfuss has served on the citizens audit committee for The City of Virginia Beach and Norfolk Public Schools, and currently is the Audit and Compliance Committee Chair for Bon Secours Hampton Roads where he also serves on the Board of Directors.

Starting in 2004, Dr. Ziegenfuss has taught the two-hour training course in ethics that meets the requirements of the Virginia Board of Accountancy for Virginia CPAs. He annually presents the course 35 times to approximately 1500 CPAs.