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Sandra Shelton

  • KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accountancy and Diversity Ambassador

  • School of Accountancy & MIS
  • (312) 362-8098
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 6022
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

PhD Accounting, University of Wisconsin
MBA Finance, Indiana University
BA Economics and Business Administration, Rhodes College

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant


Sandra W. Shelton is the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accountancy and the Director of the Internal Auditing Program in the School of Accountancy & MIS, Driehaus College of Business. Professor Shelton has served has a member of the faculty at DePaul University since the fall of 1994. She was recognized as Educator of the Year by the Chicago Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (2008 & 2014). Professor Shelton was recognized as a 2014 Inductee in the PhD Project Hall of Fame as one of a select few who have inspired many.

Professor Shelton's research interests focus on judgment and decision-making issues with financial information. She has published in The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, ABACUS, Managerial Auditing, CPA Journal, Advances in International Accounting, Strategic Finance, Research in Accounting Regulation and other academic and practitioner journals. She has presented research papers in both national and international conferences.

Professor Shelton teaches undergraduate and graduate Auditing, Fraud Examination, and Internal Auditing and Corporate Governance classes. She teaches in the School of Accountancy and a course in the Finance Department.

Professor Shelton serves on the boards of Evanston Community Foundation, Second Baptist Church (Trustee), North Shore Chapter of the Links, Inc. (President), and the Pioneering Healthier Communities Evanston Task Force. She has served on the boards of McGaw YMCA, Community Economic Development Corporation (Cook County), as well as the Blue Ribbon Committee of the City of Evanston.

Professor Shelton is a member of the American Accounting Association, The Institute of Internal Auditors, Illinois CPA Society, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Additional Information

KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accountancy​