Kip Holderness is an Associate Professor and the Accounting Ph.D. Program Coordinator at West Virginia University. He is a CPA, CMA, and CFE, and serves as the Director of Research for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Research Institute.
Dr. Holderness received his B.S. in Accountancy at Brigham Young University, his M.S. in Accountancy at Brigham Young University, and his Ph.D. at Bentley University and has been awarded several teaching awards by the Beta Alpha Psi Organization while at West Virginia University.
He’s received awards and numerous grants for his research, including the 2015 Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award and the 2020 Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award. Holderness has also published in practitioner and academic journals in the following areas: fraud and forensics, auditing, managerial accounting, information systems, and accounting education.
He specializes in managerial and forensic accounting, internal controls, the Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) section of the CPA exam, and the Technology and analytics sections of the CMA exam. In his spare time, Kip enjoys cabinetry and beekeeping.