David P. Weber is the Academic Director of Smith’s graduate certificate programs in Fraud Management and Anti-Money Laundering Management, an executive education partnership with the American Bankers Association, and a full-time Lecturer in Smith's Accounting and Information Assurance Department. In 2015-2016, Weber served as the U.S. banking expert who assisted journalists in reviewing information now known as the Panama Papers, pertaining to hundreds of current and former world leaders. In 2017-2018, Weber presented findings from the Paradise Papers investigation, which has now implicated some of the largest accounting firms in the world.
Weber developed and teaches each of the fraud and forensic accounting electives in Smith's top-ranked MBA programs, and the required ethical leadership course. He also teaches in Smith’s Master of Science in Accounting, and undergraduate accounting programs. Beginning in Fall 2017, Weber also taught a cross-cutting course on the intersection of organized and white collar crime as part of UMD's number-one ranked criminal justice program. Weber spent Winter 2017-2018 in the EU to assist in teaching Smith's Accounting Abroad curriculum in England, France and Italy.
A Certified Fraud Examiner, attorney, and registered private investigator, he previously served as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, the SEC’s Chief Investigator.
In Spring 2016, Weber's undergraduate fraud courses received the distinguished teaching award, the second highest teaching award at the Smith School. In Spring 2017, Weber was nominated for the American Accounting Association, Forensic Accounting Section, Best Teaching Innovation Award, for training students how to prepare real-life Reports of Investigation into subjects identified in the Panama Papers leak database. In April 2017, the Panama Papers investigation was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. In January 2018, Weber was featured as one of Poets & Quants' favorite MBA professors.