Ann C. Dzuranin, Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Analytics in Accounting at Northern Illinois University
Plenary Speaker, Friday, May 3, 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Data and Analytics: Curriculum Innovation to Meet Employer Needs
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.
David M. Stott, Ph.D., CPA, Ohio University
Plenary Speaker, Saturday, May 4, 8:20 am – 8:50 am
Bold Transformations Toward a Prosperous Society
David M. Stott joined the Ohio University faculty in 2016 and serves as the Director of the School of Accountancy and the O’Bleness Professor of Accountancy. He previously served as the Director of Graduate Programs in Accounting and Chair of the Department of Accounting and MIS at Bowling Green State University where he held the Maurer Family Distinguished Professorship in Accounting.
Dr. Stott received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Texas State University and both his Master of Accountancy and Ph.D. degrees from Washington State University. He initially received his CPA certificate in Texas and is currently certified and licensed to practice in Ohio. Dr. Stott's research and teaching interests are primarily in financial accounting and reporting, auditing, and the conceptual framework. His research has appeared in Accounting Horizons, the Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, Management Accounting Quarterly, the Journal of Accounting Education, International Journal of Auditing and the American Journal of Business.
Dr. Stott is active in both academic and professional organizations. He is a member of the American Accounting Association (currently serving as Council Chair), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Before returning to academia, he spent several years working for Arthur Andersen & Co. in Houston (leaving well before the Enron debacle!). David and his wife Ann have two wonderful adult children – Randi and Michael.