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​Esther R. Sawyer Research Award Winners

2019 Award Recipients

1st Place

Internal Auditing’s Identity Issue: Management-Orientated or Accounting - Related?
Jiamei Elizabeth Feng, Bentley University, Massachusetts, USA

2nd Place

Transforming Internal Audit
Cindy Beck, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom

3rd Place

Internal Audit: Growth Abounds
Elizabeth White, Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA

2018 Award Recipients

1st Place

Ellen Waterman, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom

2nd Place

Raluca Alexandra Popescu, University at Buffalo, USA

3rd Place

Anupam Gupta, the University of Texas at Dallas, USA

2017 Award Recipients

1st Place

Kyle Januszkiewicz, University at Buffalo, USA

2nd Place

Andrew John Hagen, Louisiana State University, USA

2016 Award Recipient

2015 Award Recipient

2014 Award Recipient

2013 Award Recipient

2012 Award Recipient

Internal Auditing and Its Stakeholders: Understanding Perceptions, Achieving Potential
Jonathan E. Bayhi, Louisiana State University, USA

2011 Award Recipient

Internal Auditing "Rotational" Programs: Opportunities for Internal Audit to Add Value
Rachel Bond, Louisiana State University, USA

2010 Award Recipient

Internal Auditing: A New Direction in the Wake of the Financial Crisis
Richard Millichip, Birmingham City University, UK
Marianze Roux, University of Pretoria

2007 Award Recipient

Internal Auditing and ERM: Fitting In and Adding Value
John Hall, University of Texas-Dallas

2006 Award Recipient

The Role of Internal Auditing in Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Reporting
Tiffany Daykin, University of Texas-Dallas

2005 Award Recipient

What is the Role of the Internal Audit Function in Establishing and Ensuring Effective Coordination among the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, Executive Management, the Internal Auditors, and the External Auditors?
Sharmain Solomon, University of Central England

2004 Award Recipient

Increasing Value Through Internal and External Auditor Coordination
David A. Wood, Brigham Young University, USA

2003 Award Recipient

The Challenges and Effects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on the Internal Audit Profession
Jared S. Soileau, Louisiana State University, USA

2002 Award Recipient

The Impact of Globalization on Internal Auditors: The Evolution of Internal Auditing
Eric J. Williams, Brigham Young University, USA

2001 Award Recipient

Using Audit Software for Risk Management, Continuous Monitoring, and Data Analysis
Scott Fargason, Louisiana State University, USA