About the Diversity Section

Our Mission

To be the primary forum for the enhancement and support of diversity in accounting education, research, and practice.

Value Propositions

Community

To create a diverse community of accounting students, faculty and practitioners

Diversity Research

To encourage and support research that will create awareness of diversity issues in accounting education and practice

Faculty Development

To enhance and support the professional development of all faculty members and doctoral students

Partnerships

To encourage and support collaboration among accounting students, faculty and practitioners to address diversity issues in the workplace

Infrastructure

To provide high quality, cost-effective services and support for the programs and activities of the Section

Shared Values

  • Valuing diversity; respect for others
  • Service to members and others
  • Sense of community
  • Innovation; willingness to change
  • High ethical values and behavior
  • Open communications
  • Fairness

Letter from the President

Evelyn A. McDowell

Greetings!

As we approach the end of the 2016 academic year and the upcoming American Accounting Association (AAA) Meeting in San Diego, CA (August 6-9, 2017), we are reminded that it is time to reflect on the upcoming events, this year’s Diversity Section’s accomplishments, and on the work that remains to be done.

We are pleased to report that during the upcoming 2017 AAA annual meeting the Diversity Section will sponsor three sessions. One of the sessions is a panel discussion (Monday, August 7) which will feature three distinguished leaders of the profession to talk about “Making Diversity Real.” Please be sure to attend this and all our concurrent sessions. The details are listed in this newsletter.

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Midyear Meeting

The 2017 Diversity Section
Midyear Meeting was a huge success!
November 3-5, 2017

Royal Sonesta New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Thirteenth Midyear Diversity Section Meeting was held on November 3-5, 2017 at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana from November 3-5, 2017.  Thank you to all attendees for helping make the meeting a huge success! We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

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Call for Papers

Participation in the following areas is invited:

  • Papers (including early stage working papers as well as more developed papers)
  • Panel discussions
  • Emerging Research session
  • Doctoral Student Road Paper Pitches

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