Higher Education Committee

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The purpose of the Higher Education Committee (the committee) is to provide input that guides the ACFE in developing and promoting anti-fraud education in college and university disciplines such as accounting, management, business and criminal justice. 


The committee shall be composed of no fewer than five and no more than nine members, including a chair and vice-chair; each of whom shall be an educator and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in good standing. To balance expertise and experience from various college programs, the committee should include at least one representative from each of the following disciplines: accounting, business/management and criminal justice. 

Current Committee Members 

  • Hossam H. El-Shaffei, CFE (Chair Emeritus) 
  • Kurt Ramin, CFE, CPA, CEBS (Wharton) (Chair) 
  • Dr. Cindy Greenman, CFE (Vice-Chair) 
  • R. Frank Abel, CFE, CFF 
  • Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti, CFE, CRMA, CFF, MAFF 
  • Ryan Schwoebel, CFE 
  • Dr. Pierre Marc Rivolta, CFE 
  • Dr. Bruno Pavlicek, CFE

Specific Duties 

The Higher Education Committee is charged with: 

  • Encouraging cooperative projects between educators and practitioners to enhance the ACFE’s pedagogical resources available for anti-fraud education. 
  • Coordinating the creation of a standardized anti-fraud curriculum for use by colleges and universities as a model for establishing baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate or certificate programs. 
  • Increasing the amount of fraud examination education at the college and university level by assisting the ACFE in establishing at least one, three-hour fraud examination course at all major colleges and universities. 
  • Encouraging qualified individuals to enter careers related to fraud deterrence by facilitating the development of internship opportunities and entry-level positions in the accounting, auditing, investigation and management advisory services. 
  • Providing the ACFE with practical, timely and expert guidance in the development of products and services for educators. 
  • Developing an agenda for the annual educator meeting held in conjunction with the annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference. Committee members are required to attend and participate in the meeting if possible. 
  • The appointed chair and/or vice-chair are responsible for writing the Fraud Magazine® FraudEdge column. 


Meetings may be conducted in person or by conference call. The committee chair shall give reasonable notice to all committee members of the place, day, time and purpose or purposes for any committee meeting. 

Member Qualifications 

Committee members must have significant experience in anti-fraud higher education; be a recognized leader or authority in their field; be seriously dedicated to best practices and learning solutions as demonstrated by speeches, attendance at meetings, or other visible efforts; be highly recommended by their peers as substantial members of the association. Committee members must also: 

  • Regularly attend conference calls and related meetings 
  • Make a serious commitment to actively participate in committee work 
  • Volunteer for and willingly accept assignments, and complete them thoroughly and on time 
  • Stay informed about committee matters, prepare well for meetings, and review and comment on minutes and reports 
  • Get to know other committee members and build a congenial working relationship that contributes to consensus 
  • Be an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts 

Term of Office 

Members of the committee shall serve staggered 2-year terms with half of the members rotating off each year.