Kathy Baughman, Juniata Business Professor Earns Fraud Examiner Certification

(Posted September 22, 2011)

Kathy Baughman, assistant professor of business, earned a Certified Fraud Examiner credential.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Kathy Baughman, assistant professor of accounting, business and economics at Juniata College, has earned the Certified Fraud Examiner credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Baughman, a resident of Port Matilda, Pa., met stringent criteria in four main areas: fraudulent financial transactions, criminology and ethics, legal elements of fraud, and fraud investigation.

She joined the Juniata College faculty in 2009 as an assistant professor of accounting. She previously served as vice president of finance at Paradise Datacom LLC in State College, Pa. from 2001 to 2009.

A certified public accountant, Baughman earned a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1991 from Penn State University. She went on to earn her certification as an accountant in 1993. A native of Houtzdale, Pa., she started her business career in 1991 as a senior accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick in Pittsburgh, Pa. She moved into corporate finance in 1994, when she accepted a job as financial analyst at United Technologies Corp. in Hartford, Conn., where she performed audits for a variety of companies owned by United Technologies, including Carrier, Otis, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky and Hamilton Standard.

Baughman later moved to Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies in East Hartford, Conn., as a financial analyst and team leader. She was promoted to senior financial analyst in 1997, leaving in 2000.

The AFCE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization, with more than 55,000 members.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.