Michelle McVicker

Michelle McVicker

Michelle McVicker

Adjunct Faculty

I was the Principal Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC from June 2015-March 2019 when I retired from Federal service.  I served as a law enforcement officer for over 28 years in various roles as Special Agent, Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge and Special Agent-in-Charge.  Most recently, I was responsibe for overseeing investigations identifying fraud, waste and abuse for agencies within the Department of Transportation where I managed 10 direct reports / 105 indirect reports and a $30+ million operating budget supporting 7 regional offices. In this role, I handled security planning & execution, safety / security metrics, database administration, technology security, staff training, risk / vulnerability assessments, compliance, quality assurance reviews, and internal controls.

Selected Highlights
✔ I was successful in protecting $63+ billion in annual taxpayer funds for the Department of Transportation by realigning agency resources to streamline and improve investigations and management coverage for agents in the field.
✔ I served on the Enterprise Risk Management Board to identify agency risks and vulnerabilities, while supporting resolution of high-profile employee integrity and whistleblower investigations cases.
✔ Despite numerous obstacles, I tracked and managed $1+ million in computer software and hardware to support network intrusion, computer crimes and identity theft cases across 7regional offices and 1 Headquarter office.
✔ I also played a key role to facilitate numerous fraud investigations by overseeing a $250,000+ budget for travel, training and procurement of agent equipment.
✔ I led contract negotiations to monitor 5,000+ complaints annually for a hotline center.
✔ In addition, I coordinated safety / fraud training for contract and grants, a formal agency-wide mentoring and job shadowing program, and several recruiting events to attract, hire and retain staff.

I am presently employed with KPMG, LLP, Washington, DC as a Manager in the Legal, Regulatory and Compliance office.  I am responsible for investigating internal investigations.  I have been with KPMG since April, 2019.


Courses Taught

Crim 513, Leadership in Justice Organizations


Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Bachelor of Science Degree

Criminal Justice, Major

Political Science, Minor