University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Cristina M DeDiana, MAcc

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting

Most of my professional life has been spent working in the “real world.” In public accounting, I spent years performing financial statement audits of small businesses, local governmental units, and non-profits, along with completing tax returns for individuals, businesses and nonprofits. My experience in private industry was also far-reaching: I served as the controller for a private company, and was responsible for financial statement preparation for a public company. During my time working in industry and public accounting, I developed an interest in fraud detection, and was instrumental in uncovering several embezzlement and corruption cases. I continue a small tax practice and consult with non-profits and small businesses on how to improve their internal controls to protect against fraud. With my broad background in industry and continuing involvement in professional affairs, I make every attempt to bring those experiences into the classroom where students can apply theory to practical issues.

Each year, I usually teach the following courses:

Principles of Accounting I Principles of Accounting II Intermediate Accounting I
Financial Statement Analysis Forensic Accounting Introduction to Business

If you are interested in learning more about accounting and your future career, contact me at

Education & Training

  • BS Duquesne University
  • MAcc (2007) St. Vincent College
  • Certifications: CPA, CFE


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