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    Who is Accountable for the National Debt?

    The USA's National Debt has long been a matter of growing concern, but we will soon reach a point where government must stop playing political football with the issue, and take action to save our future.

    Paul Stebbins, former Chairman and CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and the Campaign to Fix the Debt, are working to inform and mobilize citizens to help effect change in Washington. Join Paul for a discussion about who is accountable for the National Debt...and how accounting can help us fix it.

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    Christine Botosan, AAA President
    Building a Bridge to Our Future

    Brad Sparks, Director with
    KPMG Global Corporate Citizenship: The Evolution of Corporate Reporting and where we are headed with Sustainability and Integrated Reporting

    Scott Showalter, North Carolina State University
    Integrating Professionally Oriented Faculty to Enhance an Institution's Mission: An Update from Pathways

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    Becoming a More Effective Classroom Teacher

    Building or Enhancing Your Teaching and Learning Accounting Toolbox – Part II

    Professor, What’s on the Exam?? Creating Independent Thinkers Through Self-Directed Learning

    Recent Events & Activities: Keeping Up-to Date and Keeping Accounting and Auditing Class Content Current and Relevant

    Issues in Accounting Education Focusing on Non-tenure Track Faculty

    Simple Ways to Leverage Technology

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    Accounting for the National Debt in the Classroom

    How to Flip Your Accounting Course

    How IT Fits? Information Technology in the Accounting Curriculum

    Raising the Bar on Student Learning

    Best Practices in Online and Hybrid Courses

    Getting the most out of internships - Building a portfolio

2015 Southeast Region Meeting

Thank you to Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants for generously supporting the 2015 Southeast Region Meeting

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

   
10:00 am - 4:30 pm The Biltmore Legacy: A Model of Sustainability
Accounting - 3.0 CH
Sponsored by: Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Table Top Displays Open


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception

Friday, April 17, 2015

   
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast

7:00 am - 4:00 pm Table Top Exhibitor Displays Open

8:00 am - 8:10 am President’s Welcome
Accounting - 1.0 CH
Sponsored by: Lynn H. Clements, Florida Southern College

8:10 am - 9:05 am Plenary Session
Integrating Professionally Oriented Faculty to Enhance an Institution’s Mission: An Update from Pathways  
Accounting - 1.0 CH
Speaker: Mark Higgins, Saint Louis University
D. Scott Showalter, North Carolina State University

9:05 am - 9:15 am Break

9:15 am - 10:15 am Plenary Session
Who is Accountable for the National Debt?
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Accounting - 1.0 CH
Speaker: Paul StebbinsFix the Debt

10:15 am - 10:45 am Break

10:45 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

Session 1.01: Becoming a More Effective Classroom Teacher
Accounting - 1.5 CH

Panelists: Joe Hoyle, University of Richmond
Lynn H. Clements, Florida Southern College
Eric D. Bostwick, University of West Florida
D. Scott Showalter, North Carolina State University

Session 1.02: Accounting for the National Debt in the Classroom
Accounting - 1.5 CH
Presenter: Loren Adler, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Session 1.03: Trends in Sustainability Accounting: Implications for Curriculum Integration, Research, Student Placement, and Funding
Accounting - 1.5 CH
Moderator: Tammy Kowalczyk, Appalachian State University

Panelists: Brad Sparks, KPMG Global Corporate Citizenship
Stathis Gould, International Federation of Accountants
Steve Watson, The Biltmore Company

Session 1.04: Taxation and Firm Performance
Taxes - 1.5 CH
Moderator: Keith T. Jones, University of North Alabama

Domestic Manufacturing Deduction: Does Conformity Increase Employment Growth?

Ann Boyd Davis, Tennessee Tech University
Rebekah McCarty Moore, Northeastern University
Discussant: Danny P. Hollingsworth, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Inequitable Inflation Adjustments of IRC Deduction and Credit Phase-outs
John Yeoman, University of North Georgia
Discussant: J. Kent Poff, University of North Georgia

Session 1.05: Performance in Academia
Accounting - 1.5 CH
Moderator: Tara Honea Saracina, Claflin University

The Association between Academic Pedigree and Top-6 Publications: A Joint Examination of Ph.D. Institution and Employment Institution
Matthew M. Wieland, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Mark C. Dawkins, The University of Georgia
Natasha Burns, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Discussant: Tara Honea Saracina, Claflin University

The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Pay for Performance
Xianjing Bordere, The University of Alabama
Linda M. Parsons, The University of Alabama
Gary K. Taylor, The University of Alabama
Discussant: Sandria S. Stephenson, Kennesaw State University

The Role of Gender in Judging the Consequences of Market Orientation toward Students: A Study of Accounting Department Leaders
Robert L. Webster, Ouachita Baptist University
Kevin L. Hammond, The University of Tennessee at Martin
Discussant: Karen B. McCarron, Georgia Gwinnett College

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
The Evolution of Corporate Reporting and where we are headed with Sustainability and Integrated Reporting 
Accounting - 1.0 CH
Speaker: Brad Sparks - Director, KPMG Global Corporate Citizenship

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Break

1:45 pm - 3:25 pm Concurrent Sessions

1:45 pm–2:35 pm
Session 2.01 A: Building or Enhancing Your Teaching and Learning Accounting Toolbox - Part II
Accounting - 1.0 CH
Presenters: Cathy J. Scott, Navarro College Markus Ahrens, St. Louis Community College Elizabeth Ahrens, Central Lakes College

2:35 pm–3:25 pm
Session 2.01 B: Professor, What’s on the Exam? Creating Independent Thinkers through Self-Directed Learning
Accounting - 1.0 CH
Presenters: Tracie Miller-Nobels, Austin Community College District
Brenda Mattison, Tri-County Technical College

Session 2.02: How to Flip Your Accounting Course
Accounting - 2.0 CH
Presenters: Thomas P. Edmonds, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Chris Edmonds, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Session 2.03: Decisions and Informational Judgments and Their Effects on a Company’s Results
Accounting - 2.0 CH
Moderator: Lijun Lei, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Do Industry Specialist Auditors Enforce More Conservative Recognition of Long-Lived Asset Impairments?
Sarah E. Stein, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Discussant: Yu Chun Lin, Shih Hsin University

The Effects of Bonus versus Penalty Incentives in a Laboratory Market Setting
Lou Xavier Orchard, Clayton State University
Discussant: Lijun Lei, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

How Do Analysts Monitor Managers?
Alex Young, Duke University
Discussant: Keejae P. Hong, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Session 2.04: Auditing and Financial Accounting: Skepticism and Forecasting
Accounting - 2.0 CH
Dialogue Session Facilitator: Sandra O. Frempong, Northcentral University

Accounting Policies and Price Stability under Market Disruption Jinglin Jiang, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
Vikram Nanda, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
Steven Chong Xiao, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

Firm Complexity and Post-Earnings-Announcement Drift
Alexander Barinov, The University of Georgia
Shawn Park, The University of Georgia
Celim Yildizhan, The University of Georgia

The Effects of Accounting Regulations on Stock Valuation and Volatility: Evidence from the Banking Industry
Liang Song, Michigan Technological University

The Question of Materiality in Sustainability Reporting
Harriet Lynn Stallworth, Appalachian State University
Tammy Kowalczyk, Appalachian State University

Session 2.05: Input/Output Quality in Academia and Nonprofits
Accounting - 2.0 CH
Dialogue Session Facilitator: Adrian LaTarus Mayse, Middle Tennessee State University

A Financial Risk Ranking System for Municipal Governments in Pennsylvania
John M. Trussel, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Patricia A. Patrick, The Pennsylvania State University

On the Association of Operating Efficiency and Financial Stability in Charitable Organizations
Elizabeth Hendrix Turner, The University of Southern Mississippi
Clark M. Wheatley, Florida International University
Gregory P. McPhee, Florida International University
Krishnamurthy Surysekar, Florida International University

Class Scheduling and Academic Performance for Business Majors
Adriana S. Cordis, Winthrop University
Barbara Gugliotta Pierce, Winthrop University

One College’s Journey through Assessment via an Annual Tax Service Learning Project
Barbara Sumrall White, University of West Florida
Amy B. Hulsey, Warren Averett CPAs & Advisors

3:25 pm - 3:55 pm Ice Cream Social Break Sponsored by:

   
3:55 pm - 5:35 pm Concurrent Sessions

Session 3.01: Recent Events and Activities: Keeping up-to Date and Keeping Accounting and Auditing Class Content Current and Relevant
Accounting - 2.0 CH

Panelists: Cindy Sobieski, Deloitte LLP
Scott Showalter, North Carolina State University
Cynthia E. Bolt-Lee, The Citadel

Session: 3.02 How IT Fits? Information Technology in the Accounting Curriculum
Accounting - 2.0 CH
Presenter: Guido L. Geerts, University of Delaware

Session 3.03: Management Accounting
Accounting - 2.0 CH
Dialogue Session Facilitator: Mehmet C. Kocakulah, University of Southern Indiana

A Teaching Note on the Controllability "Principle" and Responsibility Accounting
Steven T. Schwartz, Binghamton University, SUNY Richard A. Young, The Ohio State University
Eric E. Spires, The Ohio State University

Applying Cost of Quality to Marketing Function of the Business
Mehmet C. Kocakulah, University of Southern Indiana
Timothy Bryan, University of Southern Indiana

Leveraging the Value Chain Analysis: Competitive Strategies for Sustainability in Continuing Higher Education
Sandria S. Stephenson, Kennesaw State University Minavia
Guadelopue-Williams, Academy of Management

Process Costing: A Note on Costing Normal and Abnormal Spoilage
Bill Pollard, Appalachian State University

The Influence of Sustainability Rhetoric: How Perceptions of Sustainability Affect Assessments of Risk and Economic Viability
Tammy Kowalczyk, Appalachian State University
Tracy Nelson Reed, Appalachian State University

Session 3.04: Monitoring and Oversight
Accounting - 2.0 CH
Moderator: Oscar J. Harvin, Florida Atlantic University

Audit Committee Oversight of Fraud Risk: The Role of Social Ties and Governance Characteristics
Robert M. Wilbanks, Tennessee Tech University
Dana R. Hermanson, Kennesaw State University
Vineeta D. Sharma, Kennesaw State University
Discussant: John M. Trussel, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Auditor Switches, Audit Committee Compensation and Financial Reporting Quality
Yu Chun Lin, Shih Hsin University
Discussant: Sarah E. Stein, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The Effects of Current and Expanded Analyst Ownership Disclosure on Nonprofessional Investors’ Judgments and Decision Making
Robert Neil Marley, The University of Tampa
Mark Joseph Mellon, University of South Florida
Discussant: Oscar J. Harvin, Florida Atlantic University

Session 3.05: Evaluating the PCAOB, the Instructor, the Textbook, and the Auditor
Accounting - 2.0 CH
Dialogue Session Facilitator: Charlene Parnell Spiceland, The University of Memphis

A Model of Research Integrity and Oversight
Charles D. Bailey, The University of Memphis

Accounting Faculty Earn Lower Teaching Ratings because Their Classes Are Perceived as Being More Difficult
Richard Constand, University of West Florida
R. Daniel Pace, University of West Florida
Nicholas Clarke, University of West Florida

An Examination of Factors Related to Internal Auditors’ Organizational- Professional Conflict
Venkataraman M. Iyer, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ambrose Jones, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Constituent Feedback on Audit Regulatory Policy: An Examination of PCAOB Comment Letters
Tyler Williams, The University of Mississippi
W. Mark Wilder, The University of Mississippi

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Reception with Effective Learning Strategies Displays
Accounting - 1.0 CH

Poster 1: Accounting: Active Learning Strategies
Diania McRae, Western Carolina University
Elizabeth H. Jones, Western Carolina University
Susan L. Swanger, Western Carolina University
Ronald Douglas Parker, York Technical College

Poster 2: An Examination of the Determinants of Student Ethical Behavior
Sanjay Gupta, Valdosta State University

Poster 3: Creating a Capstone Auditing Experience
Susan L. Swanger, Western Carolina University

Poster 4: Preparing Students for a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site (VITA) on Campus
Michelle Wilson Troian, Bethune-Cookman University

Poster 5: Using Cultural and Social Capital to Negotiate Barriers to Doctoral Completion
Minavia Guadeloupe-Williams, Academy of Management
Sandria S. Stephenson, Kennesaw State University

Poster 6: Teaching Global Accounting Concepts to Local Students
Tara Honea Saracina, Claflin University
Michele McGowan, Kings College
Earl H. Godfrey, Gardner-Webb University


Saturday, April 18, 2015

   
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast with Research Roundtable Session
Accounting - 1.0 CH

Table 1: Corporate Governance and Shareholder Wealth: Interest Alignment Hypothesis Revisited
Bilal Al Dah, Savannah State University
Amir Michael, Durham University
Rob Dixon, Durham University

Writing Comment Letters
Allen Hunt, Western Kentucky University

Table 2: The Contributions of a Big-4 Firm to World War II
Dale L. Flesher, The University of Mississippi
Gary John Previts, Case Western Reserve University
Andrew D. Sharp, Spring Hill College

Post WWII Employee Annual Reports
Kevin Feeney, South Carolina State University

Table 3: Accounting for Healthcare Sustainability: Patient Care, Planet
Protection, and Bottom Line Resuscitation
Michele McGowan, King’s College
Tara Honea Saracina, Claflin University

The Historical Impact of Tax Policy upon General Aviation: The Business Sector
Karen Coleman Miller, Union University
Tonya K. Flesher, The University of Mississippi

Table 4: Small and Large Faculty-Size Adjusted Accounting Program Rankings Based on Research-Active Faculty: A Uniform Approach
Matthew M. Wieland, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Mark C. Dawkins, The University of Georgia
Donald Lamar Ariail, Kennesaw State University

8:00 am - 8:20 am Business Meeting

8:20 am - 8:50 am Plenary Session
AAA Building a Bridge to Our Future

Speaker: Christine Botosan,AAA President, The University of Utah

8:50 am - 9:05 am Break

9:05 am - 10:45 am

Concurrent Sessions

Session 4.01: Issues in Accounting Education Focusing on Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Accounting - 2.0 CH
Moderator: Cynthia Bolt-Lee, The Citadel

Panelist: Diania McRae, Western Carolina University
Charlene Parnell Spiceland, The University of Memphis
Emma E. Cole, Troy University
Donald L. Berecz, Georgia Southern University
Rachel Keller, Appalachian State University
Amy Williams, Edmond Community College

9:05 am–9:55 am
Session 4.02 A: Raising the Bar on Student Learning
Accounting - 1.0 CH
Presenter: Gail Hoover King, Purdue University Calumet

9:55 am–10:45 am
Session 4.02 B: Best Practices in Online and Hybrid Courses
Accounting - 1.0 CH

Panelists: Carolyn B. Hughes, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Tracie Miller-Nobles, Austin Community College District
Brenda Mattison, Tri-County Technical College
Cathy J. Scott, Navarro College

9:05 am–10:45 am
Session 4.03: Forensic Accounting
Accounting - 2.0 CH
Dialogue Session Facilitator: Chula King, University of West Florida

A Fraud Triangle Perspective for Preventing and Detecting Academic Research Misconduct
Donald Lamar Ariail, Kennesaw State University
Donald Larry Crumbley, Louisiana State University and Agriculture & Mechanical College

Examining the Effects of Fair Value Measurements on Financial Reporting Quality and the Cost of Equity
Joseph Reid, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Fair Value Measurements, Information Risk, Liquidity and Firm Value
Joseph Reid, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Will Professional Accountants Whistleblow on Organizational Fraud?
Lynn H. Clements, Florida Southern College
Tara J. Shawver, King’s College

Session: 4.04: Academia: History and Applications, the Old and the New
Accounting - 2.0 CH
Dialogue Session Facilitator: Elizabeth H. Turner The University of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Coast

A Longitudinal Analysis of Authors Who Publish in Elite Accounting Journals
Matthew M. Wieland, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Mark C. Dawkins, The University of Georgia
Michael T. Dugan, Georgia Regents University

Online Homework Management Systems (OHMS) in Accounting: Do They Improve Productivity in the Learning Process?
Ramon Rodriguez, Murray State University
Murphy Smith, Murray State University

The Profitability of a 1920s CPA Firm: The Case of Haskins & Sells
Dale L. Flesher, The University of Mississippi
Gary John Previts, Case Western Reserve University

Remote Proctoring: The Effect of Proctoring on Grades
Ann Boyd Davis, Tennessee Tech University
Richard S. Rand, Tennessee Tech University
Robert A. Seay, Tennessee Tech University

The American Association of University Instructors of Accounting: The First Five Years
Emily Kathryn Hornok, The University of Mississippi

Session 4.05: Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
Accounting - 2.0 CH
Dialogue Session Facilitator:
Michelle Wilson Troian, Bethune-Cookman University

AICPA Core Competencies: An Accounting Course Audit
Vincent C. Brenner, Stetson University
Monica Mendoza Jeancola, Stetson University
Maria Rickling, Stetson University

Factors That Determine the Decision to Major in Accounting: Preliminary Results of a Survey of Accounting Graduates
Rebecca Kaenzig, Appalachian State University
Forrest Douglas Roberts, Appalachian State University

Leveraging Excel Spreadsheet Capabilities in Principles of Accounting Courses
Christine Ann Jonick, University of North Georgia
Penelope M. Lyman, University of North Georgia

Preparing and Reviewing Budgets in a Constrained Environment: An Interdisciplinary, Experiential Case in Ethical Decision Making Ellen Edwards Best, University of North Georgia
Wendy Walker, University of North Georgia

The Importance of Mathematics as a Prerequisite to Introductory Financial Accounting
Karen B. McCarron, Georgia Gwinnett College
Alan N. Burstein, Gordon State College

10:45 am - 11:15 am Break

11:15 am - 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions

Session 5.01: Simple Ways to Leverage Technology
Accounting - 1.5 CH
Presenter: Chula King, University of West Florida

Session 5.02: Getting the Most out of Internships—Building a Portfolio
Accounting - 1.5 CH
Presenter: Charlene Parnell Spiceland, The University of Memphis

Session 5.03: Financial and Regulatory Reporting, at Home and Abroad
Accounting - 1.5 CH
Dialogue Session Facilitator: Barbara S. White, University of West Florida

Board Independence and Managerial Authority
Mustafa Abdullah Dah, Lebanese American University
Mohammad Jizi, Lebanese American University
Sadim Jihad Sbeity, Lebanese American University

Disaggregating the Risk Factors on Corporate Governance: Examination of Corporate Risk Taking in Developed and Emerging Markets
Naz Sayari Musaoglu, Wake Forest University

Fracking on Public Land: An Empirical Study of Inspection Results for Natural Gas Drillers
John A. Pendley, Susquehanna University

The Usefulness of Segment Information
Sudipta Basu, Temple University
Edward B. Douthett, George Mason University
Steve C. Lim, Texas Christian University

Session 5.04: Taxes, Firm Profitability, and Public Debt
Taxes - 1.5 CH
Dialogue Session Facilitator: Helen G. Gabre, Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University

Management Judgment and Discretion in Principles-Based Standards: Can Corporate Governance Mechanisms Ensure Effective Implementation?
Matthew Bjornsen, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
James M. Fornaro, SUNY College at Old Westbury

A Preliminary Investigation of Fiscal Sustainability Reporting by the U.S. Government: Understandability and Usefulness
Veronique Frucot, Christopher Newport University

The Tradeoff between Social Security Taxes and Benefits: A Multi- Period Model
J. Kent Poff, University of North Georgia

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