KPMG/ATA Tax Doctoral Consortium
The goal of the doctoral consortium is to help prospective new tax faculty make the right choices in the early stages of their careers so that they become successful scholars. We welcome doctoral students who are undecided about taxation as a focus of their research. KPMG provides funding for student hotel costs and meals. Please let doctoral students at your institution know about the Tax Doctoral Consortium.
|2016 Tax Doctoral Consortium||Chair: Jake Thornock|
|2015 Tax Doctoral Consortium||Chair: Petro Lisowsky|
|2014 Tax Doctoral Consortium||Chair: Diana Falsetta|
|2013 Tax Doctoral Consortium||Chair: Sonja Rego|
|2012 Tax Doctoral Consortium||Chair: Andy Cuccia|
|2011 Tax Doctoral Consortium||Chair: LeAnn Luna|
|2010 Tax Doctoral Consortium||Chair: Jennifer Blouin|
|2009 Tax Doctoral Consortium||Chair: Susan Porter|
|2008 Tax Doctoral Consortium||Chair: John Phillips|
|2007 Tax Doctoral Consortium||Chair: John Robinson|
|2006 Tax Doctoral Consortium||Chair: Ben Ayers|
|2005 Tax Doctoral Consortium||Chair: Lil Mills|
To ATA Members and Visitors,
The American Taxation Association (ATA) is home to a broad group of members with interests in tax research, policy, practice, and education. We are in a time of transition that includes the ongoing pandemic; both AAA’s and ATA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives; and the CPA Evolution. I thank our members Kirsten Cook, Diana Falsetta, and Annette Nellen for their service in these endeavors. I also thank Tim Rupert for his service as AAA Director focusing on Segments.
Our last mid-year meeting was virtual and could not have happened without our excellent ATA leadership. Thank you to Jeri Seidman, Mollie Adams, Bridget Stromberg, and their respective committees for their flexibility and tenacity in organizing their portions of the conference...
Anna Catherine Fowler
Anna Catherine Fowler received her BS in accounting from the University of Alabama, after which she practiced for several years as a CPA. After moving to Texas with her husband Jim, she earned her MBA and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.
She joined the faculty of the business school of the University of Texas in 1977 as the first female tenure track professor hired by the accounting department. She remained at UT until she retired in 2004 as the John Arch White Emeritus Professor in Business.
During Anna’s distinguished academic career, her research and teaching interests focused on estate and gift taxation. She was an active member of the AICPA’s Tax Division and the American Taxation Association, for which she served as 1993-94 president.
In 2002, Anna received the American Taxation Association’s highest honor, the Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award. She also received the Texas Society of CPA’s Outstanding Educator Award.
Anna and Jim made the most of their retirement years, delighting in travel all over the world. They finally settled in a retirement community in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Even after Jim’s death in 2019, Anna continued to travel with friends, root for her beloved Alabama football team, and live her life to the fullest. She passed away peacefully on October 19, 2021.
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