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2017 Diversity Section Meeting

Anne L. Christensen, AAA Board President, Montana State University-Bozeman
Plenary Speaker, Sunday, November 5, 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Pathways to a Sustainable Future

Anne L. Christensen, professor of accounting, earned a MBA and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Utah. She also holds a B.S. in psychology and a M.Ed. in counseling from Brigham Young University. Prior to joining Montana State University's Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE) faculty in 2002, she taught at Portland State University for 13 years.

Christensen teaches undergraduate and graduate tax courses in the accounting option. She is the director of the Master of Professional Accountancy Program. She is also the director of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at MSU where she trains and supervises students in the preparation of tax returns for low income individuals. She is the past president of the American Taxation Association, a group of approximately 800 tax professors and professionals from throughout the world dedicated to improving tax education and fostering tax research. Her research has been published in journals such as The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Issues in Accounting Education, and The Tax Adviser. She is the current President (2017-2018) of the American Accounting Association.

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