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Charles Saunders, PhD, MA, MBA, CIA, CCSA, CRMA, CFE, CPA (OH inactive)

Adjunct Faculty and Doctoral Faculty Advisor

charles.saunders@franklin.edu

Profile

Dr. Charles T. Saunders earned a Ph.D. (2011) and an MA (2006) in Workforce Development and Education, and an MBA (1987), all from The Ohio State University. He earned a BA from Wittenberg University in 1971, and a Certificate of Advanced Study - Financial Crime and Compliance Operations from Utica College in 2020. Dr. Saunders is a Certified Internal Auditor, a CPA (Ohio, inactive), and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He holds a Certificate in Control Self-Assessment and a Certificate in Risk Management Assurance. Dr. Saunders also completed the Executive Business Communication Certificate at OSU's Fisher College of Business in 2012. Dr. Saunders has over 25 years of experience as an internal auditor with American Electric Power, and he is a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.

Education

2011
The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Doctor of Philosophy, Education: Physical Activity and Education Services
2006
The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Master of Arts, Education: Physical Activity & Ed Services
1987
The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
Master of Business Administration, Business Administration
1971
Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio)
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry

Certifications

2020
Graduate Certificate - Financial Crimes and Compliance Operations, Utica Collage
2019
CITI Program Course Completion, CITI, Expiration Date: 2022
2016
Protecting Human Research Participants, The National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research
2014
Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
2013
Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
1999
Certification in Control Self-Assessment
1984
Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)
1983
Certified Internal Auditor

Work Experience

2019 - Present
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty & Doctoral Faculty Advisor
2015 - 2019
Franklin University, Program Chair, Forensic Accounting & Business Forensics
2010 - 2015
Franklin University, Lead Faculty
2006 - 2010
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty

Publications & Presentations

Saunders, C., & Kong, Y. (2019, Oct. 18). Managing Your Dissertation. The Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, Columbus, OH.
Saunders, C. (2017, Apr. 12). Fraud Examination: Education, Certification, Professionalism. Columbus, Ohio.
Saunders, C. (2016). Education for Jobs, Education for Life. American Indian Workforce Education. Taylor & Francis..
Saunders, C., & Peng, M. (2016, Oct. 7). Case Study of Teaching with Case Studies. IACBE 2016 Great Lakes Regional Assembly, Columbus, OH.
Saunders, C., & Lobrano, K. (2015, May. 11). Compliance and Deterrence in Fraud Risk and Control. 2015 Emerging Trends in Fraud Investigation & Prevention Conference, Columbus, OH.
Saunders, C., & Riddle, M. (2014, Jun. 30). Educating the Auditors: Recommendations for Addressing General, Behavioral, and Technical Competency Needs in Collegiate Accounting Programs. Franklin University 2014 Conference on Teaching & Learning, Columbus, OH.
Saunders, C., Kong, Y., & Chongwony, L. (2014, Jun. 13). Using Human Performance Technology in Instructional Design to Ensure Learning Performance. Franklin University 2014 Conference on Teaching & Learning, Columbus, OH.
Saunders, C. (2013, Jun. 14). Education for Life at Native American Tribal Colleges. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association - 5th Annual Meeting, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.
Saunders, C. (2013, Apr. 28). Career and Techincal Education Issues Among Students in Native American Tribal Colleges and Universities. American Educational Research Association 2013 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA USA.

Professional Service

2016
Committee Member
Assessment Committee
(Columbus, Ohio)
2016
Committee Member
IACBE Accounting Program Accreditation Committee
(Columbus, Ohio)
2016
Other
National Museum of the United States Air Force
(Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)
2015
Committee Member
IACBE 2015-2016 Reaffirmation Study Committee
(Columbus, Ohio)
2015
Officer, Other Officer
Ohio Housing Finance Authority Toastmasters
(Columbus, Ohio)
2015
Officer, Treasurer
Mid-Day Toastmasters
(Columbus, Ohio)
2014
Committee Member
Central Ohio Chapter - Information Systems Auditing & Control Assn
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2015
2014
Officer, President/Elect/Past
Mid-Day Toastmasters
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2015
2013
Committee Chair
Personnel Committee
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2015
2013
Member
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Project Mentor
(Columbus, Ohio)
2012
Committee Member
Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation
(Altamonte Springs, Florida) End Date: 2015
2011
Committee Member
Personnel Committee
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2016
2010
Committee Member
Academic Standards
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2012
2010
Faculty Advisor
Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society
2010
Officer, Treasurer
Mid-Day Toastmasters Club
(Columbus, Ohio) End Date: 2014