Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Practice, Accounting

  • Villanova University – BS, Accounting
  • Villanova University – Master of Accounting and Professional Consultancy
  • Villanova University – Master of Business Administration


  • Advanced Audit
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Data Analytics


  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Auditing


Professional Experience

Professor Sawyer transitioned from a business career into teaching all levels of accounting – from introductory to graduate level via both in-person and online. Big 4 Trained CPA with over 15 years of experience executing large-scale financial investigations and monitorships focusing on staff and resource development. Prior to joining academia, was an Associate Managing Director with Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes Group in London and New York. Provided expertise in Financial Investigations involving fraud, corruption, and regulatory issues globally. Advised clients on performing risk assessments and how to best implement controls to mitigate these risks. Experience advising audit committee members and legal counsel, conducting investigative interviews, drafting expert reports, and deposition preparation. Prior to providing forensic and litigation consulting services, was an auditor at a Big Four accounting firm for approximately five years with a focus on clients specializing in consumer finance transactions.

Licenses and Certifications
  • Certified Public Account (PA)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Certfied Fraud Examiner