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American Accounting Association

2011-2012 AAA Section, Group,
and Region Officers


Membership: 915

The Western Region of the American Accounting Association consists of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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Objectives Officers and Council Representatives  


The Western Region ascribes to the goals and objectives stated in Article II of the American Accounting Association By-Laws. Our primary goal is to create a community of peers who value scholarship, academic improvement, and creativity. It is our goal to encourage exchange of ideas among our members related to accounting research, education, and environmental forces facing the profession. More specifically, we strive to:

  1. Facilitate a broad-based member participation in the activities and programs of the American Accounting Association;
  2. Sponsor broad-based research and educational programs for the benefit of its members;
  3. Offer continuing education programs that shall be coordinated with the AAA's director of education;
  4. Tailor each meeting to the specific needs and desires of the regional members, and strive to draw on the talents of a broad spectrum of members in the Region; and
  5. Publish the proceedings of each meeting.

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Stephen Wheeler
University of the Pacific
Eberhardt Sch of Business
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95219
Phone: 209-946-2630
Program Chair (President-Elect)
Claire Latham
Washington State University
College of Business
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA, 98686
Phone: 360-546-9757
Co-Program Chair
Alan Styles
California State University - San Marcos
Col of Bus Admn, Markstein Hall
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Phone: 760-750-4251
Elizabeth Almer
School of Business
Portland State University
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Phone: 503-725-3729
Past President
Anne L. Christensen
Montana State University-Bozeman
College of Business
PO Box 173040
Bozeman, MT 59717
AAACommons Editorial Board Member
Angela Woodland
College of Business
Montana State University
PO Box 173040
Bozeman, MT 59717
Phone: 406-994-2653

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Council Representative

Stephen Wheeler
University of the Pacific
Phone: 209-946-2630

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