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2018 Accounting Programs Leadership Group & the Federation of Schools of Accountancy Annual Joint Seminar



Jim Benjamin
Saturday, February 10, 10:45 am – 11:35 am
Faculty Evaluation

James J. Benjamin is the Deloitte Foundation Leadership Professor and Head of the Accounting Department in the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 1974, and he has served as Department Head since 1982. Dr. Benjamin received his M.B.A. and D.B.A. degrees from Indiana University, and he is a Certified Public Accountant. Dr. Benjamin previously served as the Ph.D. Coordinator for the Mays School and the Director of the College Honors Program.
Dr. Benjamin is the co-author of two textbooks and he has written over 70 articles for academic and professional journals. He has received awards for both outstanding research and service in the Mays Business School and he received the University Distinguished Achievement Award for Administration from Texas A&M University in 2004. He was also named an Outstanding Educator by the Texas Society of CPAs in 1999, and he received the Faculty Merit Award from the Federation of Schools of Accountancy in 2009 and the Outstanding Service Award from the Accounting Program Leadership Group in 2011. The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved the naming of the James Benjamin Department of Accounting in 2017. He is a member of a number of professional and academic organizations and he has served as the Chair of the AACSB Accounting Standards Committee, a Trustee of the Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of CPA’s, President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, and Vice President – Academics for the Accounting Program Leadership Group.



Dan Black EY
Friday, February 9, 8:00 am – 8:50 am

As Global Recruiting Leader, Dan is responsible for EY’s global talent acquisition strategy, including sourcing, attracting and hiring people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to lead the highest performing teams and deliver exceptional results in today’s rapidly changing world. Dan oversees a team of more than 1,000 campus, experienced and executive recruiters around the world. With more than 20 years of recruiting experience, he also regularly consults with EY clients on their global recruitment and overarching employer brand strategies.

Dan also currently serves as Americas Recruiting Leader, where he is responsible for campus, experienced and executive recruiting for EY in the Americas.

Previous experience
Before being named EY Americas Recruiting Leader in 2013, Dan spent 16 years leading EY Campus Recruiting for the Americas where he was responsible for building relationships with Universities and academic leaders, as well as entry-level and intern hiring. Prior to his career in recruiting, he was a Certified Public Accountant when he joined EY in 1994.

Credentials and community activities                     
Dan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Fordham University. Dan regularly provides commentary for top media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CNN, FORTUNE, Forbes, Fox Business and the New York Times, among others. He has served as a keynote speaker at universities, conferences, and industry events around the world, and was a commencement speaker at his alma mater, Binghamton University.
Dan is the former president and a longtime board member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the leading US organization focused on the employment of the college-educated. He serves as a Corporate Advisory Board member for the March of Dimes, ranking among its top-100 US fundraisers for the past seven years.
Dan is also active within his local community, serving as a volunteer firefighter and Treasurer for the Archville Fire Department and a Board member for the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow AYSO Youth Soccer organization.


Ervin Black, John T. Steed School of Accounting
Friday, February 9, 11:40 am – 12:30 pm
AAA Measuring Research Impact







Stephanie Bryant, AACSB
Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:40 am–12:30 pm

AACSB Session

As executive vice president and chief accreditation officer for AACSB, Bryant is a part of AACSB’s executive leadership team and provides vision, leadership, and oversight of AACSB’s accreditation-related services, including the coordination of nearly 550 volunteers from business schools and business who play an essential role in helping schools achieve their mission through accreditation. As an established thought leader, Bryant acts as spokesperson and advocate for the advancement of quality business and accounting education and engages business stakeholders to help business schools prepare future leaders with the right skills and mindset to lead in a changing, diverse, and global world.

Before joining AACSB in 2017, Bryant served as dean of the College of Business at Missouri State University. Under her leadership, the AACSB-accredited school rose to become the 34th largest college of business in the United States. During her tenure, enrollment grew by 890 students to 5,500 students, making it one of the largest colleges of business at any public university in the central Midwest. Previously, she was director of the University of South Florida’s School of Accountancy, overseeing a program of nearly 1,000 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral accounting students. With over two decades of experience as a professor and in college administration, she is a highly respected researcher and scholar. Her area of academic specialty is information technology security and control, and she has coauthored two textbooks and more than 30 academic articles. She is actively involved in civic and community activities, including Beta Alpha Psi, an honor organization for financial information students and professionals, and the American Accounting Association.

Bryant received her PhD and BS in accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Louisiana CPA (inactive). A proven leader, innovator, and global thinker, Bryant was the 2016–17 chair of the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee (AAC), is a member of the 2016–18 AACSB Board of Directors, and has served on the AACSB Committee on Accreditation Policy (CAP) and the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Task Force.



Julie Smith David, American Accounting Association
Friday, February 9, 11:40 am – 12:30 pm
AAA Measuring Research Impact

Julie Smith David is currently the Chief Innovation Officer at the American Accounting Association.  Prior to joining AAA in 2011, she was an Associate Professor in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, the Director of the Center for Advancing Business through IT (CABIT), and the Editor-in-Chief of the AAACommons. Her research has focused on enterprise applications, their design, and how they can provide value to companies adopting them and has been published in journals including Management Science, Communications of the ACM, and the Journal of Information Systems. In 2009, Julie received the Outstanding Service Award from the American Accounting Association for her work on the AAA Commons.  In 2003, she was awarded the Innovation in Accounting Education Award from the American Accounting Association, for developing an approach for introducing ERP systems into entry level accounting classes with Phil Reckers and Harriet Maccracken.  In 2014, she was again a co-recipient of the AAA Innovation in Accounting Education Award with Ellen J. Glazerman, Leslie C. Knowlton, Lisa Koonce, Samuel R. Leno, David N. Moss, Dan Roam, Tracey E. Sutherland, Mikel G. Tiller, Carolyn R. Wilson and G. Peter Wilson, for their work “This is Accounting.”



Ann Dzuranin, Northern Illinois UniversityFriday, February 9, 1:50 pm – 2:40 pm
Standard A7 - Different Strategies

Dr. Ann C. Dzuranin is the Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Analytics in Accounting at Northern Illinois University.  She earned her B.S. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, her MBA from New York University, and her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. Ann is a CPA (NJ) and has 15 years of experience in both public and corporate accounting. 

Dr. Dzuranin is interested in behavioral research in managerial decision-making, incentive compensation, and accounting information systems.  Specifically, she is interested management accounting decision making and the ways in which accounting information systems interact with those decisions. Her research has been published in Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Accounting Quarterly, and Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance.   
Dr. Dzuranin’s work in data analytics curriculum development has resulted in invitations to present on the topic of Data Analytics and Accounting at both academic and professional conferences.  Her presentations have reached over 1,500 people in the last 15 months with more than 40 universities requesting additional information regarding NIU’s approach to incorporating data analytics into the curriculum.  



Martha Eining, University of Utah
Friday, February 9, 11:40 am – 12:30 pm

AAA Measuring Research Impact

Martha McDonald Eining is the Kenneth A. Sorenson KPMG Professor and Assistant Dean of Academic Partnerships at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. She previously served as Director of the School of Accounting and Associate Dean. Dr. Eining teaches in the areas of fraud and auditing. She received her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in accounting and information systems and her undergraduate and MBA from Fort Hays State University. Dr. Eining has published in various journals, including Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and Journal of Information Systems. Her research interests include professional skepticism, management fraud, ethical issues, and non-profit governance. Dr. Eining was inducted into the Wilton T. Anderson Hall of Fame at Oklahoma State University in 2015 and received the Pathfinder Award from the Salt Lake Chamber in 2015. She received the American Accounting (AAA) Outstanding Service Award in 2014 for her work as chair of the Intellectual Properties Task Force. Dr. Eining was named Accounting Educator of the year by the Women’s Society of CPAs in 2012 and Utah Accounting Educator of the Year in 2009. She has also received research, teaching and service awards from the University of Utah and service and research awards from the AAA. Dr. Eining’s professional experience includes small business consulting, auditing, and serving as a systems administrator. She served as Grant Thornton’s first National Professor in Residence. She has also served as a consultant to the KPMG Audit Research Group developing tools for the determination of management fraud. Dr. Eining is a past chair of the Information Systems Section of the AAA and currently Chairs the IP Task Force. She served a term on the Accounting Accreditation Board for the AACSB. Dr. Eining was a member of the board and chair of the audit committee for First Electronic Bank and has been active in community service.



Richard Gallagher, AICPA
Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:25 am - 10:15 am

Skill Sets of the Future (Audit of the Future)

Richard Gallagher joined the AICPA Examinations team as Director of Content in December 2014. Rich leads the Exam’s team of CPAs in the development and monitoring of the current Exam, and played a key role in the recently completed Practice Analysis, a comprehensive research project designed to assess the knowledge and skills required of newly licensed CPAs. The current version of the CPA Exam, launched on April 1, 2017, is the result of the Practice Analysis. Rich has worked as a CPA for almost 40 years. He retired from Ernst & Young’s New York City based National Professional Practice Group in June 2014. In this role, Rich supported engagement teams and their clients in resolving complex accounting and auditing issues. He also served as Engagement Quality Review Partner on many of EYs New York and New Jersey based clients. Prior to National Office, Rich was a client handling partner based in the firm’s MetroPark New Jersey office. Rich also has been a frequent instructor focusing on new accounting pronouncements, evolving audit matters and IFRS. Rich began his career in Arthur Young’s Newark office in 1976. Rich attended Villanova University from 1972 through 1974 and graduated from St. Peter’s College in 1976. Rich also was an Adjunct Instructor in St. Peter’s Accountancy program in the 1980’s.



Guido Geerts, University of Delaware
Friday, February 9, 1:50 pm – 2:40 pm
Standard A7 - Different Strategies

Guido Geerts is a Professor at the Lerner College of Business, University of Delaware, where he teaches accounting information systems and big data technologies. He is the former chair of the Technology Task Force for the Pathways Commission Recommendation #4 (Curriculum and Pedagogy) and he currently serves on the AICPA Pre-certification Education Executive Committee (PcEEC). Guido earned his Ph.D. from the Free University of Brussels.



Parveen Gupta, Lehigh University
Friday, February 9, 2018 12:30 pm–1:50 pm

University Welcome Lunch and Award Presentations

Dr. Parveen P. Gupta is the Clayton Distinguished Professor of Accounting and the former Chair of the Accounting Department (2007-2016) at Lehigh University. His 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 (or forthcoming) in journals such as the Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Accounting Horizons, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, Organization Studies, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Accountancy, Managerial Auditing Journal, Strategic Finance, and Internal Auditor. His funded research includes seven research monographs, books and other studies. His research has been cited extensively in the business press including the Wall Street Journal, Treasury and Risk Management, Compliance Week. Various blogs and forums such as the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance & Regulation and the Columbia Law School’s Blue Sky Blog on Corporations and Capital Markets have covered his published research and thought leadership articles on board risk governance and jurisdictional competition and firm performance. He is a frequent presenter of his research 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 on Auditing Standard #5 implementing Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. He currently serves as a member of the PCAOB’s Investory Advisory Group and AACSB’s Accounting Accreditation Committee. He teaches Intermediate Accounting and Corporate Governance to undergraduate and graduate students at Lehigh University. His teaching excellence and pedagogical innovations have been recognized with five internal and one external teaching awards. He is an active member of many academic and community organizations while serving on the executive boards of many. Dr. Gupta earned his B.Com (Honors) degree in accounting and his law degree (LL.B.) from the University of Delhi, India. He earned his MBA from the University of Connecticut and Ph.D. in Accounting from the Penn State University.    



Yvonne L. Hinson, CGMA
Friday, February 9, 8:55 am – 10:10 am
AICPA Trend Discussion: Hiring/ Number of Accounting Majors - Skill sets of the future

Yvonne Hinson, Ph.D. CPA is the Academic in Residence and Senior Director with the AICPA; a position created to foster closer relationships with universities and faculty.  She began her accounting career with Arthur Andersen in Charlotte, NC.  After returning to the University of Tennessee to pursue her Ph.D., Yvonne accepted a position with Wake Forest University.  During her over 18 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 on numerous academic and community committees and nonprofit Boards and is a past President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy and past Chair of the AAA Membership Advisory Committee. Her research has been published in both academic and practitioner journals.  She earned her BS in accounting and MBA from UNC Charlotte.



Sharon S. Lassar
Friday, February 9, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm

Sharon S. Lassar, John J. Gilbert Endowed Professor and Director, School of Accountancy
Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
Lassar is the 2017-18 President of the Accounting Program Leadership Group. Her area of teaching and research is taxation. 
Lassar has served academe and the profession in a variety of roles. She is the 2015-17 chair of the Pre-Certification Education Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) where she assists the academic community in preparing students with the core competencies needed for entry into the CPA profession by recommending continuous improvements in curricula, instructional materials, and pedagogy. It also encourages and supports the recruitment of talented students into the profession. She is also the 2017-18 President of the Education Foundation of the Colorado Society of CPAs where she helps raise funds and distribute $112,000 of scholarships to Colorado students.



Tom Madison
Saturday, February10, 11:40 am – 12:30 pm
Predatory Journals - What does it Mean to be a Peer Reviewed Journal

Tom Madison, Ph.D., CPA, joined the Greehey School of Business faculty in 1998. He is currently Associate Dean and the Ed Boyle Professor of Accounting.

Madison has published research on bank insider trading, organizational downsizing among U.S. manufacturers, and accounting education.

Madison has been a member of teaching teams with the St. Mary’s graduate program in International Relations for immersion courses in economic development in Nicaragua, Bangladesh and Bolivia.

Madison’s current teaching interests include principles of accounting, financial accounting, cost accounting, and accounting for MBAs.
Madison also coordinates the St. Mary’s University Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Over the past five years, St. Mary’s students and faculty in the VITA program have prepared over 4,700 income tax returns resulting in refunds for clients of over $8.5 million.
Madison serves on the board of directors and is treasurer of LiftFund, the largest nonprofit micro-lender in the US.



Gary McGill
Saturday, February 10, 10:45 am – 11:35 am
Faculty Evaluation

Gary McGill is the 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. He 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 has taught 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. 



Julie Peters, AICPA
Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Facilitating Wellness and Health Considerations among Accounting Professionals and Students

Julie Peters currently serves as the US University Relations Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) with oversight of all PwC funding and resource support for academia.   Julie began her career in public accounting in 1989 working in Assurance Services serving clients in a variety of industries and was promoted to manager in 1996.  Julie made a career change within her Firm in 1997 when she moved into a Human Resource role.  For ten years, Julie managed campus recruiting efforts in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky handling all of the entry level and intern hiring for those offices and leading the firm’s nationwide recruiting efforts for the schools in those geographic areas.  She also assisted with several national programs including PwC’s Accounting & Tax Symposium.  In July of 2007, Julie joined the national campus recruiting team as a Campus Programs Manager primarily focused on University Relations and moved to her current role in 2010.

Julie is a member of the American Accounting Association including the Audit Section, Tax Section and the Accounting Program Leaders Group.  She served on the Accounting Program Leaders Group board from 2008-2010 and 2013-2015 and with the AAA Advisory Group from 2013-2015.  Julie is also involved with the Accounting Doctoral Scholars Advisory Council.  In 2012, Julie received the FSA Practitioner Service Award.

Julie is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) in the state of Ohio.  Julie attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and three daughters.  She is the Treasurer of the Margaret Peters Memorial Fund, a cancer charity created in honor of her late mother-in-law.  Julie also actively volunteers with her childrens’ schools and extracurricular organizations.



Roger Philipp, CGMA
Friday, February 9, 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Teaching, Motivating and Engaging the Next Generation of Accounting Grads

Roger Philipp, CPA, CGMA, CEO and Founder is one of the most celebrated motivators and instructors in the accounting profession.  Roger believes you should enjoy what you do – in life, business, and learning.  Guided by this philosophy, he strives to create dynamic and engaging instruction that makes learning accounting concepts enjoyable. This focus has helped aspiring accountants across the globe reach career success for almost 30 years.

Roger launched Roger CPA Review in 2001 with the goal to create a CPA review course that would alter the landscape of accounting education, and he continues to act as a key inspiration and spark for company innovation. His unique approach to teaching has fueled the company’s growth and resulted in the signature teaching methodology, The Roger Method™.  Using this approach, Roger CPA Review editorial and teaching teams break down and simplify complex topics, with support from memory aids and mnemonic devices to help students understand and retain information.

Roger’s early career began in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche, where he earned his CPA designation, before transitioning to educational instruction. He was a lead instructor at Mark Dauberman CPA Review, before starting Roger CPA Review. Roger attributes his entrepreneurial success to the many doors his CPA license opened, as well as his passion behind making professional education engaging and relevant for optimum effectiveness.  In recent years, Roger was featured as one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Public Accounting.

Today, Roger is a member of the AICPA, CalCPA, and is on the Board of Directors for the American Professional Accounting Certification Providers Association (APACPA). He resides in San Francisco with his wife and co-founder of the company, Louisa, and their three children. He enjoys traveling with his family, enjoying the arts, and volunteering at his local food bank.



Raina Rose Tagle, Baker Tilly Partner and National Practice Leader: Risk, Internal Audit and Cybersecurity Practice and Higher Education Consulting Practice
Friday, January 9, 10:45 am – 11:35 am

Balancing Mission and Margin: Tales Across Higher Education

Raina Rose Tagle is a Partner with Baker Tilly, an accounting and advisory firm with more than 2,700 personnel nationwide. Raina leads Baker Tilly’s higher education and research institutions industry consulting practice, as well as its national risk, internal audit, and cybersecurity services practice, which provides services in the areas of enterprise risk management and institutional compliance programs, resource optimization, financial and operational risk management, construction audit, fraud investigation, cybersecurity and technology risk consulting, and organizational governance. In addition to her extensive work with higher education and academic medical center clients, Raina’s practice serves the healthcare, financial services, real estate, manufacturing, not-for-profit, government contracting, and professional services industries. Raina started her career with Arthur Andersen. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, she led her own consulting practice that offered strategic planning facilitation, executive coaching, and organizational development for not-for-profits. Raina holds a bachelor of science in accounting from Oklahoma State University. Her community involvement includes serving as the selection committee chair for the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. Raina presents at conferences of the Association of College and University Auditors, the National Council of University Research Administrators, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and has co-authored articles in NCURA Magazine and Research Global. Raina’s clients include the University of California System, the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Washington, the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Cornell University, Princeton University, Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Georgetown University.



Marc Rubin, AAA President-Elect, Miami University of Ohio, Farmer School of Business
Speaker, Friday, February 10, 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Pathways to a Sustainable Future

Marc Rubin is PwC Professor of Accountancy and Chair of the Department of Accountancy in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University of Ohio having served on its faculty since 1990. He has served at the University of Seoul as visiting faculty and as Associate Professor and Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Marc earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Marc has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals including The Accounting Review, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, Research in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. He has authored research reports for the Financial Accounting Foundation and Governmental Accounting Standards Board, presented at over 50 conferences including AAA Annual Meetings, Region and Section meetings, as well as state and local conferences on issues in accounting education, financial and governmental accounting, and financial statement analysis. Marc serves on the Editorial Board of Issues in Accounting Education and Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, and previously, Research in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting.

Marc has thirty-two years’ experience as a faculty member, is a CPA, and has received a number of academic awards for excellence including the Cincinnati Magazine Outstanding Educator Award (2014) and the Beta Gamma Sigma Distinguished Faculty Award (1998), and several teaching fellowships and research grants. He is the current President-Elect of the American Accounting Association.



David T. Shufflebarger, Alexander Haas 
Friday, February 9, 2:45 pm – 3:35 pm
Insights into Philanthropy

David T. Shufflebarger, Senior Partner, Alexander Haas. Shuff has counseled more than 100 clients across all sectors of the philanthropic community since joining the Alexander Haas in 1994 after serving 25 years in advancement leadership roles at Virginia Military Institute, Old Dominion University, and Valdosta State University. The largest part of his practice has been in higher education.

He has guided more than 20 successful campaigns with goals ranging from $3 million to $1 billion, is one of the authors of the award-winning book on university-related foundations published in 1997 by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and was one of 26 senior professionals chosen for a Ford Foundation project to provide counsel to a select group of its grant recipients.

As a volunteer, Shuff has been Chairman of the Board of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads, President of the Tidewater Boy Scout Council, and a board member for the United Way of South Hampton Roads, the Episcopal Charities Foundation of the Atlanta Diocese, and the Georgia Planned Giving Council. He has received the YMCA’s Red Triangle Award and the Scouts’ Silver Beaver and Virginia President’s awards. 

He holds an undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and a master’s degree from The College of William and Mary.



Dan N. Stone, University of Kentucky
Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Facilitating Wellness and Health Considerations among Accounting Professionals and Students

Dan N. Stone (, CPA (inactive) is a Gatton Endowed Chair at the University of Kentucky, where he holds appointments in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy and the Lewis Honors College. He is the Director of the TW Lewis Scholars’ Program in the Honors Program and the Director of PhD program, for the Von Allmen School of Accountancy. His joint PhD degree is in accounting and information technology from the University of Texas at Austin. He has published over 60 academic works and is the former senior editor of the Journal of Information Systems.  His recent research investigates technology, distraction and attention, mindfulness, and text analytics. Dan is a Koru certified mindfulness teacher who facilitates mindfulness practices in both the Gatton College of Business and the Lewis Honors College.



Carol Sullivan, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Saturday, February 10, 11:40 am -12:30 pm
Predatory Journals - What does it Mean to be a Peer Reviewed Journal

Dr. Carol Sullivan is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Accounting at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She has published in a variety of journals and has served as a Managing Editor and Reviewer in addition to traditional research and publication activities.  Carol is a CPA and works hard to bridge the gap between academia and the accounting profession with her research and publication activities.



James Whalen, Indiana University
Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:45 am–11:35 am

Session 10: Faculty Evaluation

James M. Wahlen is the James R. Hodge Chair of Excellence, Professor of Accounting, Chair of the Accounting Department, and the former Chairman of the MBA Program at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has served on the faculties of the University of Chicago, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, INSEAD, the University of Washington, and Pacific Lutheran University. Professor Wahlen’s teaching and research interests focus on financial accounting, financial statement analysis, and the capital markets. His research investigates financial statements analysis, earnings quality and earnings management, earnings volatility as an indicator of risk, fair value accounting for financial instruments, accounting for loss reserve estimates by banks and insurers, stock market efficiency with respect to accounting information, and testing the extent to which future stock returns can be predicted with earnings and other financial statement information. His research has been published in a wide array of academic and practitioner journals in accounting and finance. He is a coauthor on two leading accounting textbooks: Financial Reporting, Financial Statements Analysis, and Valuation: A Strategic Perspective, 9th Edition (with S. Baginski and M. Bradshaw) and Intermediate Accounting: Reporting and Analysis, 2nd Edition (with J. Jones and D. Pagach). He has had public accounting experience in both Milwaukee and Seattle and is a member of the American Accounting Association. He has received numerous teaching awards during his career. In his free time Jim loves spending time with his wife and daughters, spoiling his incredibly adorable granddaughter Ailsa, outdoor sports (biking, hiking, skiing, golf), cooking (and, of course, eating), and listening to rock music (especially if it is loud and live).



George R. Young, Florida Atlantic University
Saturday, February 10, 10:45 am- 11:35 am
Faculty Evaluation

George R. Young is the Director of the School of Accounting (SOA) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). During his 21 years at FAU, he has taught fraud examination, auditing, financial accounting, and tax. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Public Accountant who is licensed in Illinois where he practiced public accounting for nine years before entering academia.  Besides publishing articles in journals such as Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, Research on Accounting Ethics, Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, and practice journals such as The Journal of Accountancy, he is a co-author of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (McGraw-Hill, 2e) and Essentials of Forensic Accounting (2015), published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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