University Park, IL,
13:35 PM

William Kresse, J.D.


Fraud Expert

Dr. William Kresse is an Associate Professor of Accounting. He has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting, a law degree, and certifications in public accounting, chartered global management accounting, financial forensics, fraud examination and forensic accounting.

He is well known as “Professor Fraud,” a fraud and identity theft expert who educates the public on methods used to perpetuate and combat fraud.

Before joining Governors State, Dr. Kresse was a business professor at Chicago-area universities, practiced law at several Chicago firms, practiced as a CPA at a “Big Four” accounting firm, was a Law Clerk for a Judge of the U.S. District Court in Chicago, and worked in top management and accounting at two Chicago-based companies. Professor Kresse serves on the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and was named to the American Bar Association’s Advisory Commission on Election Law to ensure the security of vote-by-mail ballots during the November 2020 elections. Professor Kresse runs his own general law, accounting, and consulting practice in addition to owning and operating Professor Fraud LLC.

Professor Kresse’s research sheds light on:

  • Fighting fraud in higher education
  • Preventing identity theft
  • Teaching fraud in business school courses

He has appeared widely in the media, including ABC, CBS, NBC, WGN, PBS, FOX, NPR, Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Dallas Morning News.

Relevant works:

CBSLA David Goldstein Investigation

Zoombombing explained — How attacks happen on the videoconferencing site

When fraud follows natural disasters, including the COVID-19 pandemic

The integrity of computer systems that monitor elections

Watch more appearances and presentations on Professor Fraud’s YouTube channel