Michael Akers, Chair, Department of Accounting and Charles T. Horngren Professor, Marquette University
Akers serves on the editorial advisory board of Journal of Accounting Education and he has authored more than 50 articles in academic and professional journals including Journal of Accountancy, The CPA Journal, and Issues in Accounting Education. Akers received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor for 1994-1995 from Beta Alpha Psi and the 2015 Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) Excellence Award-Educator. He also received a 2007 Max Block award from The CPA Journal. He will begin serving on the WICPA Board of Directors in spring 2016. Akers was an experienced senior accountant with Arthur Andersen.
Raquel Alexander, Associate Dean of the Williams of Commerce, Economics and Politics and the Ehrick Kinler Haight, Sr. Associate Professor of Accounting, Washington & Lee University
Alexander teaches taxation and the business of art. Her service learning graduate tax class has been recognized by the U.S. Congress, Campus Compact, the IRS, and the American Bar Association. She has served on the advisory council for three state Treasurers and most recently consulted for the South Africa Revenue Service. Professor Alexander's research focuses on tax policy related to personal savings and corporate taxation. Her award-winning research has led to reform in the college savings industry, and has been requested by policy makers and regulators such as the SEC, the MSRB, FINRA, and the White House. Alexander has been quoted or cited in numerous popular press publications including Business Week, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal among others. Alexander currently serves on the editorial board of Business Horizons.
Urton Anderson, CIA, CRMA, CFSA, CGAP, CCEP, EY Professor and Director of Von Allmen School of Accountancy, University of Kentucky
Professor Anderson received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the Von Allmen School, he was a member of the accounting faculty at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where over his 29 years on the faculty he has served as Department Chair and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. His research has addressed various issues in internal and external auditing and organizational governance – particularly compliance, enterprise risk management and internal control. In addition to numerous articles, he has written four books, several of which have been translated into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. Professor Anderson has been involved in the AAA Audit Section throughout his career. He has served as historian, vice president, and President of the Section (2009-2010). He recently completed a term as chair of the section’s Auditing Standards Committee. Professor Anderson also is active in the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He has been Chair of the Institute’s Board of Regents and Chair of the Internal Auditing Standards Board (2002-2003 and 2007-2010). In 1997 he was named Leon R. Radde Educator of the Year Award by the IIA. In 2006, the IIA recognized his outstanding contributions to the field of internal auditing by giving him The Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award. He served as the Chair of the IIA’s Committee of Research and Education from 2011-2015 and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the IIA Research Foundation. Urton also serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics/Health Care Compliance Association. From 2011-2012 Urton was as an Academic Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Frances Ayres, Associate Dean for Faculty Relations, Research Innovation and Accreditation and Dale Looper Chair of Accounting, University of Oklahoma
Ph.D. (Iowa), Professor Ayres' teaching and research interests are in the areas of financial accounting, financial statement analysis, financial accounting theory, economics of accounting choice, and taxation. She has published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons and other academic and professional journals. Professor Ayres is a past Peat Marwick Research Fellow and Peat Marwick Faculty Fellow. She has served on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, as editor of the Journal of the American Taxation Association and as associate editor (tax) for Accounting Horizons. She served as Director of the Steed School of Accounting from 1994-2013. She is past president of the American Taxation Association and the Accounting Program Leadership Group. She is active in the American Accounting Association, where she currently serves on the Publications Committee. She is also a regular volunteer for the AACSB and has served as Accounting Chair for a number of AACSB visits. She has received several awards and recognitions including the Harold Hackler Outstanding MBA Professor Award, The ATA Outstanding Service Award, the Steed School of Accounting Outstanding Service Award and the Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award.
Bruce Behn, President of the American Accounting Association, Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Education and Deloitte LLP Professor, University of Tennessee
He joined the Department of Accounting and Information Management in 1994 after completing his doctorate at Arizona State University and served in a number of capacities over the years within the department (including Department Head) and the college. Dr. Behn has a MBA from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., he worked for Rockwell International in Uithoorn, The Netherlands as the international financial coordinator for Allen-Bradley Europa B.V., Allen-Bradley Company as controller and financial analyst, and KPMG Peat Marwick as senior auditor. He has published articles in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance and a number of other journals and has served as the co-editor for the Journal of International Accounting Research and the associate editor of Issues in Accounting Education. Dr. Behn recently chaired the Pathways Commission and is a past Vice-President of the American Accounting Association (AAA), past President of the International Accounting Section (AAA) and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA) and past chair of the AICPA’s Pre-certification Education Executive Committee. He has also been the recipient of a number of teaching awards including the AAA's Innovation in Accounting Education award, UT’s Alumni Outstanding Teaching award, and the Tennessee Society of CPAs Outstanding Educator of the Year.
Mike Bitter, Rinker Distinguished Professor of Accounting, Department Chair of the M.E. Rinker, Sr. Institute of Tax and Accountancy, Director of the Master of Accountancy Programs, and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative, Stetson University
Mike joined the faculty at Stetson 20 years ago and became chair and Rinker Distinguished Professor in 2011. Prior to beginning his academic career, Bitter was an auditor with the international public accounting firm of Ernst and Young. He teaches auditing, accounting theory, and financial accounting/reporting at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has taught in Stetson’s MBA, JD/MBA, Pharmacy/MBA, Executive MBA and Master of Accountancy programs. Bitter is a peer reviewer for AACSB International. A CPA and a CGMA, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accounting, the American Accounting Association, Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi. Bitter is a two-time recipient of the School of Business Administration’s Professor of the Year, a seven-time recipient of the School’s service award, and a recipient of the research award and the JD/MBA Golden Apple Award for teaching. In 2008 he was one of two individuals world-wide to receive the Outstanding Reviewer Award from Accounting Education: An International Journal.
Ken Bouyer, Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting, EY Americas
He is responsible for developing and implementing the global EY organization’s recruiting strategy to build and attract diverse and inclusive talent pools for member firms in the Americas. Diversity at EY is defined broadly and includes gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, generational differences, and more. Fostering an inclusive work culture where all individuals are valued for their differences and can achieve their full potential is a global priority and a business imperative for EY. The organization strives to reflect the changes in world demographics, taking into account the new mix of cultures and individual characteristics that build its talent pool. Ken has served in a variety of roles since joining the Assurance practice of Ernst & Young LLP in 1990. Prior to his current role, Ken was a Director in the firm’s Advisory Services practice, supporting various global internal audit clients. He continues to serve the firm’s clients in Advisory Services today. Ken is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. He currently serves on North Carolina A&T’s Dean’s Advisory Council, Arizona State University’s Accounting Advisory Board and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Corporate Advisory Partners council. He is a lifetime member and a current Corporate Advisory Board Member of both the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and the ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting) organization. Additionally, Ken is also a Corporate Advisory Board Member of Ascend, which is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. Moreover, Ken is currently the Chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) National Commission on Diversity & Inclusion and a Board Member and the Chair of the Audit Committee for the American Accounting Association. Previously, Ken was a Board Member and International President of Beta Alpha Psi. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Federation for the Schools of Accountancy (FSA). Ken is a recipient of the FSA's "Practitioner Service Award" for his distinguished service to the profession of accounting and accounting education. He is also a recipient of NABA’s Presidential Award for his extraordinary accomplishments and leadership in the accounting profession and his commitment to and support of NABA. Ken was also the recipient of the Harlem YMCA’s Black Achiever’s in Industry award. In addition, Ken was awarded the Michigan Society of CPA’s Diversity and Inclusion leadership award.
Hughlene Burton, Chair, Department of Accounting, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Hughlene is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Department of Accounting at The Belk College of Business, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She earned her Ph.D. in Accounting at The University of Alabama, and has been teaching at UNC’s Belk College since August 1996. At UNC-Charlotte she is currently Chair of the Department of Accounting and previously served as Director of the Master’s of Accounting Program. Prior to academia Dr. Burton worked in public accounting for nine years with both Deloitte, LLP and Ernst & Young, LLP. At UNC-Charlotte she teaches Federal Income Taxes, Taxation of Pass-Through Entities, Tax Research and Planning and Income Tax Strategies. Dr. Burton has over 50 published articles to her credit in referred journals, numerous presentations at conferences with referred proceedings, and has been an ongoing provider of continuing education training for many of the larger accounting firms. She is actively involved with the Tax Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants where she has served as chair of the Partnership Tax Resource Panel and on the Tax Executive Committee. Dr. Burton is also a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Taxation Association. She is a past president of the American Taxation Association and the immediate past-Chair of the American Accounting Association’s Council.
Christine Clements, Senior Vice President, Accreditation and Member Services and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Advocate, AACSB International
As senior vice president, she is primarily responsible for oversight of accreditation operations. In her role as chief diversity and inclusion advocate, Clements oversees, communicates and promotes AACSB and business school diversity initiatives and efforts to adopt and implement best practice, serving as a resource to business schools on emerging trends and topics. Prior to joining AACSB in September 2014, she served as dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater for 13 years, including two years as provost and interim vice chancellor for academic affairs. In her dean’s life, Clements was an active volunteer for AACSB, serving on peer review teams, accreditation committees, as a board member and as a mentor for schools in the accreditation process.
Scott Collins, Director, Master of Accounting Program, The Pennsylvania State University
Scott has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor the past three years and as Director of the One-Year Master of Accounting Program for the past two years. Scott’s professional accounting experience includes serving as a staff auditor with Arthur Andersen, a plant controller with General Mills, and a financial controller at an internet startup company. Scott completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds an MBA and a Ph.D. from The Claremont Colleges in Southern California and an MS degree from The Pennsylvania State University.
Susan Crosson, Director for the Center for Advancing Accounting Education, American Accounting Association
Susan joined the American Accounting Association in 2015 as its first Director for the Center for Advancing Accounting Education. Susan has served on the faculties of Emory University, Santa Fe College, University of Florida, Washington University in Saint Louis, University of Oklahoma, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas City Kansas Community College. In addition to her over 300 YouTube videos, she has co-authored several accounting textbooks, served on The Pathways Commission, and been active in many accounting organization activities. In her new role, Susan is pleased to celebrate and support the efforts of accounting faculty everywhere.
Charles Davis, Professor of Accounting at the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University
Charles has taught undergraduate, graduate and executive courses in managerial accounting, accounting information systems, and information systems auditing, and he has developed and taught online as well as traditional courses. While at Baylor, Dr. Davis served as Department Chair for ten years and Director of Graduate Accounting Programs. Dr. Davis earned his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds an MBA from University of Richmond and a BBA in accounting from The College of William and Mary, and is a CPA (Virginia). Prior to pursing his Ph.D., Dr. Davis worked in various accounting and consulting roles for Reynolds Metals Company, Coopers & Lybrand, and Investors Savings Bank, all in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Davis is co-author of Managerial Accounting, an innovative textbook now in its second edition published by John Wiley & Sons, and his research has been published in a number of journals including Accounting Horizons, Advances in Accounting, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, Advances in Accounting Education, The CPA Journal, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Information Systems, and Today’s CPA. He has received The Institute of Management Accountants’ Lybrand Gold Medal and three Certificates of Merit for his publications in Management Accounting and Strategic Finance. Professor Davis currently serves on the Editorial Board of Strategic Finance and is a former member of the Editorial Board of Issues in Accounting Education.
Jon Davis, Robert C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business and Accountancy Department Head, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Jon is a CPA (retired) in Arizona. Before beginning his academic career, he worked at Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in the tax practice. He received his Ph.D. at University of Arizona, where he studied experimental economics and the psychology of judgment and decision making. Before joining the faculty at Illinois in 2012, he was the Arthur Andersen Professor of Accounting at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has held previous faculty appointments at University of Colorado-Boulder and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Davis' teaching is primarily in the tax area. His research has addressed topics in auditing and tax, including compliance in regulatory environments, fraud, tax policy, and judgment and decision making in public accounting. His research employs methods and theories from psychology, sociology, evolutionary biology and economics
Kathleen E. Davisson, Assistant Director of the School of Accountancy, University of Denver
Prior to teaching, Davisson was the VP of Finance for CCTI, a computer training company focused on Novell, Microsoft and Cisco networking products. In 1996, while still at CCTI, she began teaching part-time at the University of Denver. She took a full-time teaching position at the University in 2003. The position of Assistant Director of the School of Accountancy was then created for her to take advantage of her administrative experience and to give more flexibility to the Director role. In this role, she is responsible for course scheduling, instructor scheduling, student advising and the self-proclaimed responsibility of making sure that everyone has a good time. Her primary teaching responsibility is accounting information systems, specifically accounting databases; she also teaches introductory financial and managerial accounting. Davisson holds BSAcc and MAcc degrees from the University of Denver.
Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG LLP
Lynne leads a high-performing team of more than 27,000 professionals that provide innovative business solutions and audit, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations. She drives KPMG’s inclusive and purpose-driven culture, which is defined by a commitment to corporate responsibility and maintaining the highest levels of professionalism and quality in KPMG’s client service and support of the capital markets. She began her career in 1985 in KPMG’s Audit practice, and has served in a number of national, regional and global leadership roles, including as lead partner for a number of KPMG’s major clients. In addition to her U.S. leadership role, she serves on KPMG’s Global Board and Executive Committee. Doughtie most recently served as Vice Chair of KPMG’s Advisory business (2011-2015). During the course of her leadership, Doughtie steered the firm’s U.S. Advisory practice on a path of tremendous growth that has established it as the firm’s fastest growing business, including market-leading positions in business and risk consulting and transaction advisory services. She is a Governing Board member for the Center for Audit Quality and a member of The Committee of 200. Doughtie has received numerous recognitions including being named one of: Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business, Accounting Today magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People, and the National Association of Corporate Directors’ 100 most influential people in the boardroom. Doughtie also was named the 2015 “Woman of Achievement” by the National Association for Female Executives. She is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1985. She remains an active alumnus and serves as Chair of the Advisory Board for the school’s Pamplin College of Business and a member of the Accounting and Information Systems Advisory Board. In 2007, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award, for outstanding career accomplishments and contributions to the college. Doughtie has earned CPA certification in Virginia and New York and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a native of Richmond, Virginia, where she and her family continue to reside.
Phil Drake, Director, Ph.D., CPA, Arizona State University
Phil Drake is a Clinical Professor of Accountancy at the Arizona State University’s W. P. School of Business. He has twenty-five plus years in business management, teaching and research. He serves as the Faculty Director for the Masters of Accountancy and Masters of Taxation programs. Phil Drake received his Ph.D. in Accounting from Ohio State University. He has served on the faculties at Southern Methodist University, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (visiting), and Thunderbird. He has won several teaching and curriculum development awards. Prof. Drake’s professional background includes serving as Chief Investment Officer at Inspired Capitalworks, LLC in Scottsdale, AZ in which he managed over $100 million in assets for fifty families. Additionally, Phil was the Chief Financial Officer for Nature’s One, Inc., a leading organic medical foods company.
Jon Duchac, Wayne Calloway Professor of Accounting, Wake Forest University
Dr. Jonathan Duchac is the Wayne Calloway Professor of Accounting in the Wake Forest University School of Business. Dr. Duchac earned his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Georgia and currently teaches introductory and advanced courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, and risk management. He has received a number of awards during his career, including the Wake Forest University Outstanding Graduate Professor Award, the T.B. Rose Award for Instructional Innovation, the University of Georgia Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, and the 2008 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Business at the Vienna University of Business and Economics. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Duchac is actively involved in the business community. He has served as Accounting Advisor to Merrill Lynch Equity Research, where he worked with research analysts in reviewing and evaluating the financial reporting practices of public companies. He also works extensively with Wells Fargo Securities and the Janus Capital Group. Dr. Duchac has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and the Securities and Exchange Commission on a variety of financial accounting topics, and has worked with major public companies on financial reporting, risk management, and accounting policy issues.
Henrietta Eve, CPA, Technical Manager in the Research Department at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Henrietta is a technical manager in the Research department at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She has been working for the AICPA since June 2013. Prior to her current position, Henrietta worked in public accounting for 9 years as an audit manager. Henrietta is a certified public accountant and a chartered accountant in England and Wales.
William F. Ezzell, OPA, CGMA, Deloitte LLP (Retired)
In 2012, Bill retired from Deloitte LLP after over 37 years as an audit professional. During his career, he served as audit partner on many financial institution engagements and led the firm’s national practice in financial institutions. During his last decade with the firm, he led the legislative and regulatory activities for the Deloitte entities. He was directly involved in the enactment and implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Act of 2014, both of which resulted in significant change for the profession. Bill Ezzell was one of the original six members of the Pathways Commission that was formed in 2010 to study the future structure of accounting higher education. Following issuance of the report, Bill was asked to co-lead efforts to establish a structure for implementation of the recommendations included in the report and to support implementation of future recommendations in accounting education. He is currently working with accounting academic and practice leaders to improve multiple aspects of accounting education. Bill has been an active volunteer for his profession and served on the Board of Directors of the AICPA from 1998-2004 and as its Chairman from 2002-2003. Subsequently, he served as President of the Board of Trustees of the AICPA Foundation. In this capacity, he championed the establishment of the Accounting Doctoral Scholars program to increase the number of Ph.Ds. teaching auditing and tax in university accounting programs. In 2009, Bill received the AICPA’s highest service recognition, the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service, and in 2001, he received the Outstanding Service Award from the American Accounting Association.
Ingrid Fisher, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Accounting and Law, The University at Albany-SUNY
Ingrid spent a number of years in public accounting, earning a Certified Public Accounting license, followed by positions in private accounting and in private practice before embarking upon a career in higher education. Ingrid has taught both undergraduate and graduate level accounting and auditing courses for over 30 years at institutions including Siena College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Union Graduate College, the University of Maryland’s European Division, and the University at Albany. Ingrid is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and her current teaching is focused on graduate courses in forensic accounting. Ingrid earned her Ph.D. in information science from the University at Albany in 2002, receiving the university’s distinguished dissertation award. She has been recognized for her excellence in teaching, as a two-time recipient of the School of Business’s Harold L. Cannon award for undergraduate teaching, the 2009 recipient of the UAlbany President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2010 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Ingrid has published a number of articles and book chapters on both pedagogical issues in accounting and the intersection of financial accounting and technology. The latter stream of research focuses on the use of computational linguistics to better understand accounting terminology, accounting documents and the creation of tools to facilitate the digital manipulation of accounting information. She has presented her work at numerous conferences sponsored by the American Accounting Association. Ingrid was trained as a Baker in Ludwigshafen, Germany and has lived in Germany (at various points in her life) for 8 years.
Ellen Glazerman, EY, Executive Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation, and Director of University Relations, Americas for EY (formerly Ernst & Young)
Ellen supports a variety of initiatives within the firm’s Office of Public Policy, Global Diversity and Inclusiveness. Formerly the Americas Director of Campus Recruiting for EY, she joined Ernst & Young LLP in May of 1993 as the Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation. In 1996, Ellen assumed responsibility for the firm's campus recruiting efforts. As the Americas Director of Campus Recruiting, her responsibilities included providing strategic direction, focus, and infrastructure support for campus recruiters firmwide until spring, 2001. During her tenure, Ellen helped to create the first global recruiting brochure for the firm, the first Intern Leadership Conference and the first formal internal network of recruiters. She reprised this role on an interim basis between 2014 and 2015. Ellen took responsibility for beginning the analysis of corporate giving throughout the U.S. firm until the firm formed its CR initiatives in 2003. Ellen is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Graduate Management Admission Council, a member of the Board of Advisors for Ross School of Business, the Leventhal School of Accounting, and the Haas School of Business’ Center for Financial Reporting. She is a Commissioner for the profession’s Pathways in Accounting initiatives. Ellen is Past-Chair of the Forte Foundation Board of Directors, a not-for-profit dedicated to “inspiring women business leaders.” She is also a past Board member of the AAA Executive Committee, the APLG (twice), the AICPA Education committee, the Center for the Public Trust, Gina Gibney Dance Company, T-Zone (Tyra Banks’ charity is support of women and girls), Beta Alpha Psi, AACSB, and the North Carolina Chapel Hill Accountancy Program.
Audrey Gramling, Professor and Accounting Department Chair, Colorado State University
Audrey Gramling is the Council Chair (2015-16) at the American Accounting Association. In July 2014, she began serving as the Accounting Department Chair and Professor at Colorado State University. Previously, she held the Treece Endowed Chair and was Accounting Department Professor and Chair at Bellarmine University and has been on the accounting faculty at Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, Wake Forest University, and University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Dr. Gramling’s research investigates both internal and external auditing issues, with a focus on decision behavior of auditors, external auditor independence, internal control reporting, and other factors affecting the market for audit and assurance services. Prior to earning her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona, Dr. Gramling worked as an external auditor at a predecessor firm of Deloitte and as an internal auditor at Georgia Institute of Technology. She has also served a one year appointment as an Academic Accounting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She is the past-President of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association and has served in an advisory role to the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO).
Parveen Gupta, Clayton Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Department Chair, Lehigh University
Parveen’s research examines issues at the intersection of accounting, auditing, law and public policy with a focus on corporate governance, internal controls, risk management and corporate financial reporting. His research publications have appeared in journals such as Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Accounting Horizons, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, Organization Studies, International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Accountancy, Strategic Finance, and Internal Auditor. His funded research includes seven research monographs, books and other studies. His research has been cited in business press including Wall Street Journal, Treasury and Risk Management, and Compliance Week. He has presented at national and international conferences. His research has been recognized with nine external and one internal research award. His work experience includes serving as an academic accounting fellow with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he received the “Law and Policy” award for his work relating to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. He teaches Intermediate Accounting and Corporate Governance to undergraduate and graduate students at Lehigh. His teaching excellence and pedagogical innovations have been recognized with four internal and one external teaching award. Parveen earned his B.Com (Honors) degree in accounting and his law degree (LL.B.) from the University of Delhi, India, his MBA degree from the University of Connecticut, and his Ph.D. degree in Accounting from the Penn State University.
Ali Hadjarian, Ph.D, Director in the Analytics Service Area, Deloitte Advisory
He is a data scientist with 20 years of industry experience in advanced data and text analytics and a doctoral degree in machine learning. He is the chief architect of several predictive and text analytics solutions used by clients in the financial services, healthcare and life sciences, energy, telecommunications, hospitality, and media and entertaiment industries. His research has resulted in dozens of publications and four patents. Prior to joining Deloitte, he led a number of high profile analytics projects with the SEC, the IRS, and the PCAOB.
Mark Higgins, Dean, John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University
Mark is the Dean of the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University a position he assumed on January 1, 2015. From 2006 through 2014, he was the Dean and Alfred J. Verrecchia Hasbro Inc. Leadership Chair in Business at the University of Rhode Island. Prior to his tenure at URI (1988-2014), he was a Tax Manager for EY in New York City. He has served as President of the American Taxation Association (2006-2007) and on the Executive Committee of the American Accounting Association as Vice President for Sections and Regions (2006-2008). He has twice served as the Program Chair and as President for the Northeast Region. From 2012 through 2015 he co-chaired the implementation phase of The Pathways Commission. He has served on the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee and currently serves on the Committee on Accreditation Policy. In 2006, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Northeast Region of the American Accounting Association. In 2009, he received the American Taxation Association Outstanding Service Award and in 2015 he received the AAA Outstanding Service Award. He is the co-author with Kevin Murphy of Concepts in Taxation, which is in its 24th edition. His research has been published in the Journal of Accounting Education, Critical Perspectives in Accounting, The Accounting Historians Journal, The Tax Adviser, Journal of Legal Tax Research, and Tax Notes.
Yvonne Hinson, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D., Academic in Residence, AICPA
Yvonne Hinson is AICPA’s first Academic in Residence, responsible for enhancing relations with accounting academics and addressing issues in accounting education. She began her accounting career with Arthur Andersen in Charlotte, NC. After returning to the University of Tennessee to pursue her Ph.D. she accepted a position with Wake Forest University. During her 18.5 year career at WFU she served as a faculty member, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of Accountancy and Dean of Charlotte Programs. Yvonne has served as President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, Chair of the AAA Membership Advisory Committee and served on the AICPA National Business Valuation Committee and Conference Committee. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards and is currently Chair of the Carolina Raptor Center Board. She earned her undergraduate degree in accounting and MBA from UNC Charlotte.
Rich Houston, Professor and Director, Culverhouse School of Accountancy, The University of Alabama
Dr. Rich Houston received his bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University. Following graduation, he worked in public accounting and obtained his M.B.A and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. Professor Houston has been a Professor in the Culverhouse School of Accountancy at The University of Alabama since 1995. Prior to serving as Director Culverhouse School of Accountancy, he previously served as its Director of the Master of Accountancy program. His articles and commentaries have appeared in The Accounting Review; Contemporary Accounting Research; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; Accounting Horizons; Accounting and Business Research; Internal Auditor; The International Journal of Auditing; Behavioral Research in Accounting; Issues in Accounting Education ; The CPA Journal; and The Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. Dr. Houston served as the co-editor of Current Issues in Auditing and serves on several editorial boards. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of auditing and financial accounting, including issues related to the PCAOB and earnings management.
George Krull, Interim Chair and Professor of Accounting, University of North Texas; Executive in Residence and Professor Emeritus, Bradley University; Retired Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
In his retirement after 2000, George remains active with the academic and professional accounting communities. He continues as a Trustee and immediate Past-President of the AICPA’s Foundation and is a member of the AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. George is one of four founding members of the Sponsoring Group of the Pathways Commission-the National Commission on Accounting Education to chart a national strategy for the next generation of accountants. He was recently a member of the AACSB International’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Accreditation Quality, has served four terms on the AACSB’s Accounting Accreditation Committee and continues doing business and accounting accreditation peer reviews. George serves on several university business and accountancy advisory boards, and he is a Board member and Chair of the Audit Committee of a global non-profit health organization. Before retirement, George served as a Partner in the Executive Office of Grant Thornton LLP where he worked with the implementation of the Firm’s automated audit and control software, and was the Firm’s Chief Learning Officer. George received the Federation of Schools of Accountancy Practitioner Service Award in 1997 and 2013. George graduated with an undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree from The Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University and Michigan State University, respectively. He is an outstanding accounting alumnus of Ohio State and Oklahoma State and an honorary alumnus of Northern Illinois University. In 2014, he was recognized as one of one hundred distinguished graduates of Spears College of Business at Oklahoma State during its Centennial Anniversary celebration and in 2015 was named to its Hall of Fame. After retirement, George served as an Executive-in-Residence and Professor of Accounting at Bradley University. George’s research interests include accounting education, auditing methodologies and professional judgement, analytical procedures, and strategy and policy for higher education in business and accounting. In September, 2015, he assumed Interim Chair and Professor of Accounting responsibilities at the University of North Texas.
Anne Magro, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the School of Business, George Mason University
Professor Magro led the School's Strategic Planning process for undergraduate programs in 2013 and the redesign of the undergraduate curriculum for the School in 2014-5. Her research addresses the cognition and judgment/decision making of preparers and users of accounting information. She is particularly interested in how characteristics of the task, individual, and environment interact to inform judgments and decisions of tax professionals. Professor Magro has published in The Accounting Review, Contemporary Auditing Research, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Decision Science. Magro is an active member of the Accounting, Behavior, and Organizations section of the American Accounting Association as well as the American Taxation Association. She has served on the faculties of University of Texas-Austin, University of Oklahoma, and Rutgers University. She holds a B.G.S. from The University of Michigan and a M.S. (Tax) and Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
Tracy Manley, ONEOK Professor of Accounting and Director for the Master of Accountancy Tulsa University
Tracy has received both the Outstanding Accounting Educator by the Oklahoma Society of CPAs, and the Innovation in Teaching Learning Award from the Oklahoma Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference. On campus, she has been recognized as The University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher, Lewis Duncan Outstanding Advisor, and recipient of the Mayo Teaching Excellence Award from the Collins College of Business. Her research is published in the Journal of the American Taxation Association, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, and Journal of Business Ethics.
Shirley Maxey, Associate Dean of Master’s Programs, University of Southern California’s Leventhal School of Accounting
Professor of Clinical Accounting Shirley Maxey is Associate Dean of Master’s Programs for the University of Southern California’s Leventhal School of Accounting, where she oversees the Master of Accounting and Master of Business Taxation degree programs. In the Marshall School of Business, she serves as Assistant Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. Educated at the University of California Santa Cruz and Davis, she worked in governmental accounting and with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) before opening a consulting practice to teach communication and leadership skills to accounting and financial professionals. At USC for 30 years, Professor Maxey has taught undergraduate and graduate students, served as a Department Chair, and now oversees the highly ranked Master of Accounting and Business Taxation programs. She has received teaching awards from the California Society of CPAs and the USC chapter of Beta Alpha Psi. She serves as the Academic Director of the AACSB Bridge Program, helping business professionals transition to teaching.
Gary McGill, Director of the Fisher School of Accounting, an Associate Dean in the Warrington College of Business, and holds the J. Roy Duggan Endowed Professorship in Accounting University of Florida
Gary also held the PwC Endowed Professorship from 1999 to 2011. Professor McGill is a CPA and spent several years in practice at Ernst & Whinney in Dallas before earning his PhD at Texas Tech University in 1988 and joining the faculty at the University of Florida. He teaches various graduate and undergraduate tax and accounting courses, including a graduate course in international taxation. Professor McGill has published over 50 journal articles, book chapters, or research reports. He provided invited testimony to the Senate Finance Committee hearings on Enron in 2003, is the co-author of several books, including U.S. Tax Aspects of Doing Business Abroad (AICPA), and is the recipient of competitive research grants from Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse, the AICPA, the Andrus Foundation, Fannie Mae's Housing Policy Research Division, the National Association of Realtors, and the National Homebuilder’s Association. He received the JATA Outstanding Paper Award in 2012 (with M. Donohoe) and the ATA Outstanding Manuscript Award in 2005 (with E. Outslay). Professor McGill has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of the American Taxation Association and Advances in Taxation and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Accounting Literature. He has served on the boards of several national academic organizations and is past President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA). He was awarded the FSA/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award in 2015 and he was the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Faculty Award in 2015 from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Professor McGill has received numerous teaching awards at UF and he is a frequent lecturer on international tax, federal tax, and accounting for income taxes for academic, government, and professional organizations.
H. Fred Mittelstaedt, Deloitte Foundation Professor of Accountancy, Department Chairperson Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
Fred has been on the University of Notre Dame Department of Accountancy faculty since 1992 and has served as the department chairperson since 2007. Prior to joining Notre Dame, he held a faculty appointment at Arizona State University. Professor Mittelstaedt has taught financial reporting courses to undergraduates, masters in accountancy students, MBAs, and Executive MBAs. While at Notre Dame, he has received the Kaneb Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Arnie Ludwig Executive MBA Outstanding Teacher Award. He is a coauthor on Financial Reporting & Analysis (6th Edition), a textbook used in graduate and undergraduate courses at numerous universities. His research focuses on financial reporting and retirement benefit issues and has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, and several other accounting and finance journals. He is a reviewer for numerous academic journals, and he has served on the Editorial Advisory and Review Board for The Accounting Review. In addition, he has testified on retiree health benefit issues before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce. Professor Mittelstaedt is a past president of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy and currently serves on the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to joining academia, he was an auditor with Price Waterhouse & Co. and received an Elijah Watt Sells Award for exceptional performance on the Uniform CPA Exam.
Roger E. O’Donnell, Partner – Global Head Data and Analytics, Audit, KPMG-New York office
Roger is responsible for the global development and execution of the firm’s strategy in using data and analytics in our audit practice. Working with KPMG’s global data and analytic leaders from advisory and tax, as well as leaders from our Global Solutions Center in Montvale, Roger is identifying and helping teams create new capabilities for the global audit practice using data and analytics to improve audit quality. Prior to that, Roger served as the New York Metro Consumer and Industrial Markets Leader. In that role, he assisted in the coordination of tax, audit and advisory service offerings to KPMG clients in New York consumer and industrial markets. Roger recently completed his five year rotation as the global lead engagement partner for Estee Lauder and he currently serves as the lead engagement partner for Vineyard Vines, Health Management Systems and Birchbox. He previously served as the corporate engagement partner for PepsiCo. He also previously served as a member of US firm’s Audit Quality Council, as well as the US Northeast Leader for Audit Training and Methodology. Roger has served multinational companies for the majority of his career, dealing with the global issues facing his clients. He has worked with local engagement teams in coordinating services provided by KPMG, as well as in dealing with matters raised in his clients’ foreign markets. As the engagement partner on multinational clients such as Estee Lauder and PepsiCo, Roger works directly with each of the KPMG and client teams in their countries. In addition, Roger works with a number of middle-market based companies that have been in the development phase through mature business cycles.
Stacy Poindexter Owen, Director, MSA Program, Wake Forest University
Stacy’s career at Wake Forest University began in 1999. Over the last 16 years, her roles have included Director of Full-time MBA Admissions, Director of Graduate Business Admissions, Director of the Enrollment Management Center, and since 2013, Executive Director of the MSA Program. She has a BS in Biological Sciences and an MS in Management from North Carolina State University. Prior to joining Wake Forest, she worked for Burlington Industries in both operations and sales and marketing positions.
Robert Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer
Robert Reid serves as the executive vice president and chief accreditation officer for AACSB International.
Prior to joining AACSB in July 2012, he served as dean of the College of Business at James Madison University for 15 years. As dean he led a group of 150 faculty and staff that has been recognized for excellence in curriculum innovation, especially in the areas of curriculum integration and experiential learning. Prior to becoming dean, he served as the department head of marketing and hospitality management. While in this role, he held the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Chair. Reid has conducted numerous professional workshops and seminars for both public and private organizations, including numerous universities. He has authored or coauthored five editions of Hospitality Marketing Management, published by John Wiley & Sons, and was a contributing author to three other books. He is a past president of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Karen Rinehart, Career Development Director for the College of Business Administration, Marquette University
In her role, she oversees the College of Business Administration’s formal career and professional development programs including Business Career Center operations, the LEAD course sequence and career-related programs that connect students, employers and alumni including the Mentor Program and Office Visit Days. Karen collaborates with career-related offices across the Marquette University community and oversees Business Career Center Employer Advisory Board. Each fall and spring semester, Karen teaches the LEAD 2000 career development course. Within the Business Career Center, she meets with students and alumni to discuss career decision making, develop internship and job search strategies, and support job seekers as they develop resumes, cover letters and interview skills. Karen supports employer relations in the areas of accounting, investment related finance and international business and manages internship data collection for the College. Prior to serving as Career Development Director, Karen was an Assistant Director in the Business Career Center and a Faculty Advisor for the Business Career Center and Office of International Business Studies. Karen received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and Master of Educational Leadership with emphasis in College Student Personnel from Marquette University.
Marc Rubin, PwC Professor of Accountancy and Chair of the Department of Accountancy, Miami University
Marc earned a B.S. in accounting from Miami University, a M.A.S. from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas and is a CPA and has experience with a national accounting firm. Marc’s primary teaching interest is financial accounting. He has won a number of teaching awards. His research interests are in the area of governmental accounting and auditing. Marc currently is a member of the editorial board of Issues in Accounting Education and has served on a number of other editorial boards and as a reviewer for many journals and conferences. Marc is active in the American Accounting Association and currently is a member of the Board of Directors. He has also served on various committees of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is currently a member of Accounting Accreditation Committee of the AACSB.
Scott Showalter, CPA, Professor of Practice at the Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University
Scott leads the Poole College of Management data analytics program and provides consulting advice to organizations about Big Data. Prior to joining North Carolina State University, Scott was an audit partner with KPMG LLP where he completed his 33 year career in July 2008. He served on the AAA Executive Committee as Vice President – Professional Relations and is currently on the Research Committee. He is the Historian of the AAA Auditing Section; previously serving as the VP-Academic, President, Past President and two terms as the Vice President-Practice. Scott was one of the founding co-editors of the Auditing Section’s online journal, Current Issues in Auditing. He received the AAA Outstanding Service Award in 2009 and the Auditing Section Distinguished Service Award in 2014. Scott is a licensed CPA in North Carolina and chairman of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board. He previously served as a member of the PCAOB Standing Advisory Group and as a commissioner of the Pathways Commission. Scott received his B.S.B.A. degree from the University of Richmond, summa cum laude, in 1975.
Mary Stanford, Duncan Fellow and Chair, Accounting Department, Texas Christian University
Mary joined the faculty of the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University in 2002. Her doctorate is from the University of Michigan and she previously taught at Penn State University and Syracuse University. Her research investigates the content and timing of managers’ accounting choices and the impact of these disclosures on investors and firms’ cost of capital. She has published in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, and The Journal of Financial Economics. She has also served on the editorial board for The Accounting Review and as an editor for Contemporary Accounting Research.
Jeanine Stewart, Ph.D., Washington & Lee University
Dr. Stewart’s research applies positive psychological concepts to employee evaluation models and metrics associated with organizational commitment. A recent paper (Cravens, Oliver, Oishi and Stewart, Journal of Managerial Accounting Research, 2015) reported that a positive approach to employee evaluation moderates organizational commitment in a retail setting. Originally trained as a systems neuroscientist at the University of Virginia, and the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Stewart often presents at conferences on topics related to higher education management and workplace dynamics. Stewart’s professional experience in psychology, neuroscience and applied leadership spans more than two decades across three small, independent college campuses. Her responsibilities have included direct oversight of all academic departments, masters-level graduate programs, and supervision of academic support areas such as instructional technology, registrar, institutional research, library, museum, international programs, athletics and distinctive internship, leadership and career preparation programs. Stewart has led strategic planning initiatives, overseen program prioritization and cost reduction modeling, and developed successful student recruitment, retention and competitive program enhancement within a Division III Athletics program. Stewart originally trained as a systems neuroscientist, earning her PhD in psychobiology (now sensory and systems neuroscience) at the University of Virginia. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental neurobiology at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. She is currently a tenured Professor of Psychology at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.
James Suh, NASBA
James Suh is NASBA’s Director of Continuous Improvement & Analytics, Director of International Evaluation Services (NIES) and President/CEO of Aequo International. Mr. Suh has been with NASBA since March 2010. In addition to launching Aequo International, Mr. Suh has implemented operational best practices within numerous departments, established International Evaluation Services for the BOA, and also transformed NASBA’s reporting and analytics capabilities into a reliable and relevant source of business intelligence for internal and external stake holders. Prior to joining NASBA, Mr. Suh held various senior level roles in the professional services, insurance, manufacturing and defense industries. His unique background also includes service in the Navy, where he was trained as a Nuclear Reactor Operator, and the Marine Corps where he served in various combat and non-combat roles as a Logistics Officer. Mr. Suh earned his undergraduate degree in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Mark Ulrich, Director of the Center for Accounting Research and Technology St. John's University
Professor Mark M. Ulrich teaches principles of financial accounting, principles of managerial accounting, as well as intermediate accounting. He is a currently licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. His current research includes work over CPA exam pass rate data and accounting education pedagogy. Professor Ulrich has three years of public accounting experience, and most recently left KPMG as a senior audit associate in 2009. He has also served as the Director for Budgets and Compliance for the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s. Professor Ulrich serves as a director on the state-wide Board of Directors of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). He is an officer of the Queens/Brooklyn Chapter of the NYSSCPA and is the chair of the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession committee for the Queens/Brooklyn Chapter. He served as president of the Queens/Brooklyn Chapter in 2012-2013. Professor Ulrich received his bachelors of science degree in accounting from St. John’s in 2006, and his MBA in accounting from St. John’s in 2007.
Jeff Wilks, Director and EY Professor of School of Accountancy, Brigham Young University
Since 2000, he has taught financial reporting, applying both U.S. GAAP and IFRS to revenue recognition transactions, consolidation of variable-interest entities, transfers of financial assets, and fair-value measurement. In 2011, the BYU Marriott School awarded him its Teaching Excellence Award, its highest teaching award. Jeff’s research examines financial reporting policies, revenue recognition, auditing fair-value measurements, and fraud detection. He has published in The Accounting Review; Review of Accounting Studies; Contemporary Accounting Research; Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory; and Management Science. From 2006 to 2009, Jeff was an academic fellow at the FASB and then a technical consultant to the IASB. He managed the revenue recognition project, co-authored over 50 research memos, and led board deliberations on these memos. He also co-authored the 2008 FASB/IASB Discussion Paper on Revenue Recognition that later became the core of the new international revenue recognition standard issued in May 2014. While at the FASB, Jeff also served as a practice lead on two EITF projects that were later codified as Accounting Standards Updates 2009-13 (Multiple-Deliverable Revenue Arrangements) and 2009-14 (Certain Revenue Arrangements That Include Software Elements). Since returning to BYU, Jeff has served as a technical advisor to Connor Group, which provides GAAP review and SEC reporting guidance to firms preparing for IPO.
Jan Williams, Dean and Professor Emeritus of the Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee
Jan R. Williams is Dean and Professor Emeritus of the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee (UT) where he was on the faculty from 1977 through 2013. He is currently serving as Executive-in-Residence at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He received his BS degree from George Peabody College (now Vanderbilt University), MBA from Baylor University, and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. Prior to UT, he served on the faculties at The University of Georgia and Texas Tech University. He is the former head of the Department of Accounting and Information Management at UT. He is a CPA in Tennessee (active license to practice) and Arkansas (inactive). Currently he is the co-author of three books and has published over 70 articles and other publications on issues of corporate financial reporting and accounting and business education. Dr. Williams has held leadership roles in several professional accounting and business organizations. He served as Director of Education and later as President of the American Accounting Association, National President of Beta Alpha Psi, Vice-President of the Tennessee Society of CPAs, and has been actively involved in several capacities with the American Institute of CPAs. He is Past Chair of the Board of Directors of AACSB International. He continues to be involved in a number of major initiatives with AACSB, including service on business and accounting accreditation peer review teams. He recently was a member of Pathways Commission and served as co-chair of its implementation task forcing on high quality teaching.