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2021 - 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

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Charge

  • The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee will support the American Accounting Association’s efforts to become an inclusive academy and will continue to advance the vision of being inclusive Thought Leaders in Accounting. The charge includes:
    • ‚ÄčAssess and support DEI initiatives for the AAA membership at large.
    • Review Best Practices in implementing DEIB initiatives for placement on AAA website.
    • Consult with and advise the Board, Segment Leadership, and the AAA Professional Staff as they carry out the overall AAA DEIB strategy.
    • Evaluate survey results regarding membership climate to determine progress AAA is making toward becoming a more inclusive Association.
    • Begin process to identify systemic barriers across the AAA processes, policies and procedures, and make recommendations.
    • Provide feedback on workshops, trainings and online resources.
    • Curate content for AAA DEI Resource webpage.
    • Develop an action plan to accomplish the committee charge.

Membership

Estimated Time Commitment

  • The Committee meets as needed at the discretion of the Chair. 

Responsibilities

  • Fulfill the Committee charter as above.
  • If the Chair has any questions about the charge or responsibilities of this Committee, s/he should contact the Chief Executive Officer or the President.

Members

Name / Affiliation

Contact

Term Length

Term Expires

Chair
Matt Anderson
Michigan State University
Interim Director-Focusing on DEI


ander130@msu.edu


1


08/2022

Elaine Mauldin
University of Missouri
AAA Past President

mauldin@missouri.edu

2

08/2023

Melvin Lamboy-Ruiz
Georgia Southern University

mlamboyruiz@georgiasouthern.edu

2

08/2023

Theresa Hammond
San Francisco State University

thammond@sfsu.edu

2

08/2023

Kirsten Cook
Texas Tech University

kirsten.cook@ttu.edu

 3

 08/2024

Lisa Owens-Jackson
North Carolina A&T State University

laowensj@ncat.edu

3

08/2024

Jenice Prather-Kinsey
University of Alabama at Birmingham

PratherKinsey@uab.edu

3

08/2024

Margarita Lenk
Colorado State University

margarita.lenk@colostate.edu

3

08/2024

Henock Louis
The Pennsylvania State University

hul4@psu.edu

3

08/2024

Yvonne Hinson
AAA CEO

Yvonne.Hinson@aaahq.org 

Mark Van Zorn
AAA Chief Information Officer    

mark.vanzorn@aaahq.org

Board of Directors Liaison
Matt Anderson
Michigan State University
Interim Director-Focusing on DEI


ander130@msu.edu

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