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Western Region

The Western Region of the American Accounting Association consists of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Objectives

The Western Region ascribes to the goals and objectives stated in Article II of the American Accounting Association By-Laws. Our primary goal is to create a community of peers who value scholarship, academic improvement, and creativity. It is our goal to encourage exchange of ideas among our members related to accounting research, education, and environmental forces facing the profession. More specifically, we strive to:

  1. Facilitate a broad-based member participation in the activities and programs of the American Accounting Association;
  2. Sponsor broad-based research and educational programs for the benefit of its members;
  3. Offer continuing education programs that shall be coordinated with the AAA's director of education;
  4. Tailor each meeting to the specific needs and desires of the regional members, and strive to draw on the talents of a broad spectrum of members in the Region; and
  5. Publish the proceedings of each meeting.

Officers

President
Sara Kern
Gonzaga University
School of Business Administration 
502 E. Bone Ave, AD9
Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: 509-313-7031
kern@gonzaga.edu

Past President
David G DeBoskey
San Diego State University
School of Accountancy
5500 Campanile Drive, Room SSE2401
San Diego, CA 92182-8221
Phone: 619-594-2376
deboskey@mail.sdsu.edu

   

President-Elect
Angela Woodland
Montana State University- Bozeman
432 Reid Hall
Bozeman, M 59717
Phone: 406-994-2653
awoodland@montana.edu

Secretary/Treasurer
Sharon Lightner 
National University
School of Business and Management Accounting
11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858)-642-8663
slightner@nu.edu

   

 

Council Representative
Alan Styles
California State University - San Marcos
Col of Bus Admn, Markstein Hall
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Phone: 760-750-4251
astyles@csusm.edu

Strategic Region Leader Committee Representatives

David G DeBoskey
San Diego State University
School of Accountancy
5500 Campanile Drive, Room SSE2401
San Diego, CA 92182-8221
Phone: 619-594-2376
deboskey@mail.sdsu.edu

Alan Styles
California State University - San Marcos
Col of Bus Admn, Markstein Hall
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Phone: 760-750-4251
astyles@csusm.edu

 

2017 Western Region Meeting Program Committee

2017 Program Chair
Angela Woodland
Montana State University- Bozeman
Phone: 406-994-2653
awoodland@montana.edu

2017 Paper Chair
Robin Clement
University of Oregon
Phone: 541-346-3295
rclement@uoregon.edu

2017 Assistant Paper Chair
Sharon Lightner 
National University
Phone: (858)-642-8663 
slightner@nu.edu

     

 

Doctoral Student/Faculty Interchange Coordinator
Yonca Ertimur
University of Colorado-Boulder
Phone: (303) 492-4292
yonca.ertimur@colorado.edu

 

Subcommittees

Membership Engagement
Subcommittee
Chair, Nancy Mangold, California State University – East Bay,nancy.mangold@csueastbay.edu

Awards Subcommittee
Co-Chair, Tina Zamora, Seattle University, zamorava@seattleu.edu
Co-Chair, Peter Demerjian, University of Washington, pdemerj@uw.edu

   

CPE/Industry Tour Subcommittee
Chair, Angela Woodland, Montana State University- Bozeman, awoodland@montana.edu

CTLA/Sharpen Your Teaching Skills Subcommittee 
Chair, Sharon Lightner ,National University, slightner@nu.edu

   

 

Research Session Effectiveness
Chair, Robin Clement, University of Oregon, rclement@uoregon.edu

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