Internal Audit Center Director

Dr. Richard Clune, Director of the Internal Audit Center and Professor of Accounting, has been teaching full-time at Kennesaw State University since 2002, upon his retirement as an audit partner with PwC. While teaching at KSU, he earned his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University. His internal audit experience includes being a director of internal audit for a financial services group, engagement partner on internal audit outsourcing and co-sourcing arrangements, and PwC’s national partner in charge of internal audit services to the insurance industry.

Internal Audit Center Faculty

Our Internal Audit Center faculty teaches in our graduate program, educating students on corporate governance, risks, and controls. They are also actively engaged in research and well published in leading academic journals. Center faculty contributes to the internal audit community in general through service on IIA committees at an international level, sponsored research, and speaking engagements.

Dana Hermanson, Ph.D., B.B.A.
Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair of Private Enterprise and Professor of Accounting 

Mary Hill, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Accounting 

Kurt Schulzke, J.D., M.Acc.
Associate Professor of Accounting and Director of Law, Ethics and Regulation, Corporate Governance Center

Vineeta Sharma, Ph.D., B.Com. (Honors)
Associate Professor of Accounting 

Internal Audit Center Advisory Board

The Internal Audit Center is privileged to have an Advisory Board composed of members with experience as Chief Audit Executives or as leading internal audit service providers of their respective organizations. Their individual and collective wisdom and guidance is extremely valuable and most appreciated as the KSU Internal Audit Center evolves.

  • Bill Mulcahy, Chairman, Emory University (ret.)
  • Bob Anderson, The Home Depot
  • Mo Azam, UPS
  • Randy Earley, Cox Enterprises
  • Carley Ferguson, Mohawk Industries
  • Amanda Foster, PwC
  • John Fuchko, University System of Georgia
  • C.O. Hollis, Morehouse College
  • Jim Jacobson, BMC Holdings
  • Barbara Jesup, Asbury Automotive Group
  • Lori Kaczynski, Graphic Packaging
  • Ric Kimball, KPMG
  • Brian Lay, EY
  • Fred Masci, PRGX Global
  • Paul McClung, WestRock
  • Laura Patterson, Southern Company
  • Vijay Pinto, Deloitte
  • Cathy Summerville, State Farm
  • Paul Sobel, Georgia-Pacific
  • Tim Tripp, Newell Brands