Gus Machado School of Business

Leslee Higgins, PhD, CFE
Associate Professor of Accounting
PhD, University of Cincinnati; MBA, University of Louisville; BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
Phone: 305-474-6072
Office: O'Mailia Hall, 126

Leslee Higgins is an associate professor of accounting in the School of Business at St. Thomas University. Dr. Higgins has served as a regional board member for the Institute of Management Accountants and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and was the founding editor of The Journal of Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business. She has organized regional fraud conferences and served on the organization committee for a Southeast regional meeting of the American Accounting Association. Her research interests include accounting systems, sustainability reporting, and fraud education. Dr. Higgins has received several university awards for service and for Professor of the Year.

  • Tang, C., Elson, R., Suzannne, O., John, W., & Higgins, L. (2014). Earnings Management and Ethical Challenges at the Succulent Cooking Inc. - A Case Study. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies.
  • Rao, A., Higgins, L, & Baird, J. (2014). Traditional Gender Roles and Job Attribute Preferences: A Look at Viewpoints of Male and Female Accounting Students. Academy of Business Research Journal, Vol. 3, 47 - 63.
  • Mooney, J. Lowell, Wright, H. R., & Higgins, L. (2010). Gen Y's Addition to Web 2.0: A Problem or Strategy? The Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, 22(1), 63 -73.
  • Higgins, L., Sinclair, D., & Buckhoff, T. (2010). A Fraud Audit: Do You Need One? Journal of Applied Business Research, 26(5), 29 - 33.
  • Higgins, L., & Sinclair, D. (2008). A New Look at IT Governance. The Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, 19(5), 31-36.