McDonough School of Business

Karen Kitching

Dr. Karen Kitching is a teaching professor at the McDonough School of Business. She was an associate professor at George Mason University before returning to Georgetown in January 2023. Dr. Kitching is a Certified Public Accountant, and she holds certifications in the leading analytics platforms impacting the accounting and finance professions.

Dr. Kitching's main research interest is in nonprofit governance and performance measurement. Currently, she creates teaching cases instructing students on developing digital skills. She has hosted multiple webinars and has been a guest speaker at universities and other organizations to help accounting educators learn how to incorporate technology in the classroom. Dr. Kitching is on the editorial advisory boards of Issues in Accounting Education and the Journal of Government and Nonprofit Accounting. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Accounting Association Government and Nonprofit Section and was the president of the section in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Kitching worked in industry as an accountant and as a database administrator. She currently teaches ACCT 2101 Management Accounting for Decision Making and an MBA elective, Business Processes and Enterprise Technology. While at George Mason University, Dr. Kitching launched the graduate certificate program in Accounting Analytics and taught three of the courses in that program.

Academic Appointment(s)

Teaching Professor, MSB - Accounting Area