Professor

Department Name 
Accounting

Office Location 
Sweigart Hall 330
Mailing Address 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Dr. Sanchez has been a member of the Rider Community since 2002. She teaches auditing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and fraud detection and deterrence at the graduate level. She is Coordinator of the Online Masters of Accounting program. She also serves as faculty adviser to the Accounting Society.

Sanchez has been a recipient of numerous research fellowships and awards. Her research is primarily in the areas of auditing, behavioral research and forensic accounting and fraud detection, and has appeared in the Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting Review, Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Forensic Accounting and other respected journals. She frequently presents her research at meetings of the American Accounting Association.

She is a member of the American Accounting Association, Philadelphia Electronic Crime Task Force, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Institute of Management Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants.

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 2003, Drexel University, Accounting, Quantitative Methods
  • Master of Business Administration, 2000, Drexel University, Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s of Science, 1993, Villanova University, Accountancy

Refereed Articles

  • Chandar, N. & Sanchez, M. H. (2013). Sox Exemption and the True Cost of Internal Controls in Small Companies: The Case of Koss. Global Perspectives on Accounting Education, 10, 91-102.
  • Sanchez, M. H. (2012). The Role of the Forensic Accountant in a Medicare Fraud Identity Theft Case. Global Journal of Business Research, 6 (3), 85-93.
  • Sanchez, M. H. & Zhang, S. W. (2012). The Role of the Expert Witness in Accounting Fraud Cases. Global Journal of Business Research, 6 (1), 103-111.
  • Sanchez, M. H., Agoglia, C. P., & Brown, K. F. (2012). The Effectiveness of Interactive Professional Learning Experiences as a Pedagogical Tool: Evidence from an Audit Setting. Journal of Accounting Education, 30 (2), 163-172.
  • Sanchez, M. H. & Sanchez, P. M. (2011). Evidence on the Content of Physician Websites. Global Journal of Business Research, 5 (3).
  • Sanchez, M. H. & Agoglia, C. P. (2011). U.S. Foodservice: A Case Study in Fraud and Forensic Accounting. Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, 3 (3), 228-250.
  • McMullen, D. A., Sanchez, M. H., & Stout, D. E. (2011). Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and the Role of the Management Accountant. Management Accounting Quarterly, 12 (2).
  • Procaccino, J. D., Sanchez, M. H., & Li, S. F. (2010). What to Do if You Are a Victim of Identity Theft. Tennessee CPA Journal, 55 (4).
  • Procaccino, J. D., Sanchez, M. H., & Li, S. F. (2010). Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself and Your Clients. Tennessee CPA Journal, 55 (3), 10-12.
  • Sanchez, M. H. & McMullen, D. M. (2010). A Preliminary Investigation of the Necessary Skills, Education Requirements, and Training Requirements for Forensic Accountants. Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, 2 (2).
  • Dunne, K. & Sanchez, M. H. (2010). One Hundred Years in Prison for $126 Million Fraud. Review of Business and Finance Studies, 1 (1).
  • McDowell, E. A. & Sanchez, M. H. (2010). How to Increase Diversity in the Profession. CPA Journal, The (NY State Soc. of CPAs).

Refereed Proceedings

Abstract Only

  • Sanchez, M. H. & Vinciguerra, B. (2014). Forensic Accountants Nail Philadelphia's Fumo: A True Case of Forensic Accounting. American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting.
  • Sanchez, M. H. & Vinciguerra, B. (2013). Forensic Accountants Nail Philadelphia's Fumo: A True Case of Forensic Accounting. American Accounting Association Forensic and Investigative Section.
  • Sanchez, M. H. & Chandar, N. (2012). SOX Exemption and the True Cost of Internal Controls in Small Companies: The Case of Koss. American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting.

Presentation of Refereed Papers

National

  • Sanchez, M. H. & Vinciguerra, B. (2013). Forensic Accountants Nail Philadelphia's Fumo: A True Case of Forensic Accounting. American Accounting Association Forensic and Investigative Section, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Regional

  • Sanchez, M. H. & Vinciguerra, B. (2014). Forensic Accountants Nail Philadelphia's Fumo: A True Case of Forensic Accounting. American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
  • Sanchez, M. H. & Chandar, N. (2012, April). SOX Exemption and the True Cost of Internal Controls in Small Companies: The Case of Koss. American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • O'Reilly-Allen, M., Sanchez, M. H., & McDowell, E. A. (2011). Panel: Increasing Diversity in the Profession. American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland.

Honors/Awards

Awards

  • 2014: Davis Fellowship. Rider University. Project title: An Empire Built on a Lie: The Peregrine Fraud
  • 2014: The Rider Way Award for Service in the Graduate Program. Rider University, College of Business Administration.
  • 2013: Spring Research Leave. Rider University, College of Business Administration. Project: Solutions for Integrating Sustainability into Business Courses
  • 2012: Rider University Summer Developmental Fellowship. Project: Current Issues in Accounting Auditing: A Perspective from the Regulators
  • 2012: Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University, and NJ Business and Industry Assoc.'s public policy research affiliate NJPRO Foundation Bright Idea Award for the article entitled 'Initial Public Offerings and the Role of the Management Accountant' with co-authors Dorothy McMullen and David Stout.
  • 2012: Distance Learning Advisory Committee Grant. Rider University, College of Continuing Studies. Online Teaching and Course Development Grant
  • 2011: Rider University. Summer Fellowship for project: Identity Theft: Prevention, Detection and Prosecution with Forensic Accounting Techniques
  • 2010: Accounting Advisory Council, Rider University College of Business Administration. Summer Student-Faculty Research Award: Prosecution of Financial Fraud
  • 2010: Rider University. Spring Research Leave for project Fraud and Forensic Accounting: A Real World Case Study
  • 2010: Rider University. Summer Fellowship for project: Forensic Accountants Nail Philadelphia's Fumo
  • 2008: Rider University. Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2006: Rider University, College of Business Administration. Davis Fellowship
  • 2005: Rider University. Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2005: PricewaterhouseCoopers Auditing Alchemy. Honorable Mention Award
  • 2005: Rider University, College of Business Administration. MAACBA Innovation in Teaching Award winner for proposal submission
  • 2004: American Accounting Association Ohio Regional Meeting, Teaching and Curriculum Section. Best Paper Award
  • 2004: Rider University. Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2003: Rider University. Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2002: American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Fellowship
  • 2002: KPMG Foundation. Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2001: American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Fellowship
  • 2001: DuPont. Doctoral Research Award
  • 2001: KPMG Foundation. Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2000: American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Fellowship
  • 2000: KPMG Foundation. Doctoral Fellowship

Honors

  • 2012: Paper titled The Role of the Forensic Accountant in a Medicare Fraud Identity Theft Case was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Forensic Accounting eJournal Social Science Research Network.
  • 2011: Manuscript entitled: Initial Public Offerings and the Role of the Management Accountant in the IPO Process, by Dorothy McMullen, Maria H. Sanchez and David E. Stout, won a Certificate of Appreciation in the IMA's Lybrand Awards Manuscript Competition. Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Lybrand Awards Manuscript Competition.
  • 2010: Selected by Dean Larry Newman to appear in the Faculty Spotlight in the May 2010 issue Rider University's CBA Newsletter: Getting Down to Business.
  • 2009: 2009 Research appeared in the Eighth Annual Volume Publications of New Jersey's Business Faculty.
  • 2007: 2007 Research appeared in the Sixth Annual Volume Publications of New Jersey's Business Faculty.
  • 2006: 2006 Research appeared in the Fifth Annual Volume Publications of New Jersey's Business Faculty.
  • 2003: Honorary Faculty Inductee Beta Alpha Psi.