Renee Flasher is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Penn State Harrisburg. Her research examines the societal evolution of fraud as standards and acceptable business practices evolve. Renee’s past research explores two main themes within this area: standard setting and detection/deterrence.

She received a Fulbright US Scholars award to work in Lisbon, Portugal for four months, hosted by ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (IUL) in their Business Research Unit. Her Fulbright project, “Global Enforcement Pressures – Similarity and Differences with US Financial Disclosure Enforcement,” allows her to study companies who are subject to enforcement actions within Europe and the United States. The project leverages Portugal’s position within the European enforcement structure for data privacy laws to learn more about a model that differs from the centralized, federal structure of the United States.


US Scholar Program – Fulbright Award in Management / ISCTE-IUL, Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL)

Position, Home Institution: Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg, School of Business Administration, Department of Accounting

Field of Study: Accounting/Finance – Accounting

Project Title: “Global Enforcement Pressures – Similarity and Differences with US Financial Disclosure Enforcement”

Host Institution, Location: ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL), Lisbon

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 4 months, starting in May, 2025