Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination Program Chair and Accounting Instructor
Grand Canyon University , University of Phoenix, University of Washington, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Banking, Accounting, Corporate Finance
- Earned a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Grand Canyon University where she focused on data analytics
- Previously served as an underwriter, commercial banker, credit risk policy manager, and chief credit officer
- Her work has appeared in such outlets as American Express, Smart Social, Fit Small Business, The Balance, and OppLoans.
Dr. Megan Hanna has extensive experience in finance, banking, and accounting. The majority of her professional career was spent in commercial banking, where she served as an underwriter, commercial banker, credit risk policy manager, chief credit officer, and more. During her banking career, Dr. Hanna not only analyzed many different types of business and personal loans but also wrote and monitored policies regarding how these loans originated and were managed.
Due to her banking track record, Dr. Hanna was chosen by her bank CEO to attend Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, where she earned a graduate-level certificate in banking. She also holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with an emphasis in data analytics from Grand Canyon University, where her research focused on the commercial banking industry. She’s passionate about all things related to finance and accounting, including microfinance in developing countries.
In 2018, Dr. Hanna and her family returned to their hometown in rural Arizona, after following her career to Colorado, Utah, and Washington. She currently works as an accounting professor and freelance writer, and previously served at Fit Small Business as a writer and editor, where she was responsible for writing and managing content related to financing (loans), accounting, taxes, banking, and credit cards.
Dr. Megan Hanna earned a Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis in data analytics and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from Grand Canyon University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting from the University of Phoenix. She also earned a graduate-level certificate in banking at the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Dr. Hanna serves as a Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination Program Chair and Accounting Instructor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.