Kelly Richmond Pope grew up in a family of academics and knew early on she wanted to follow in her parents' footsteps. A high school accounting class sparked her interest in the field, and she eventually received her doctorate in accounting from Virginia Tech, where she began her teaching career. She is also a certified public accountant and spent many years in the forensic accounting practice at KPMG.
Pope is now an associate professor at DePaul University in Chicago, and is an expert on fraud and ethics. Her research led to producing and directing the award-winning documentary All the Queen's Horses, which explores the biggest municipal fraud case in U.S. history.
Here Pope talks about her passion for teaching: