Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-04-26

Samford University business professor Dr. Douglas L. Smith has been awarded Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

CFEs are knowledgeable in four areas critical to the fight against fraud: fraudulent financial transactions, criminology and ethics, legal elements of fraud, and fraud investigation.

The designation is given only to select professionals who meet a stringent set of criteria including character, experience and education.

Dr. Smith also holds credentials as a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Manager.

Smith joined the Samford School of Business faculty in 2000. He teaches in the areas of accounting, auditing and information technology.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.