About the Diversity Section

Our Mission

To be the primary forum for the enhancement and support of diversity in accounting education, research, and practice.

Value Propositions


To create a diverse community of accounting students, faculty and practitioners

Diversity Research

To encourage and support research that will create awareness of diversity issues in accounting education and practice

Faculty Development

To enhance and support the professional development of all faculty members and doctoral students


To encourage and support collaboration among accounting students, faculty and practitioners to address diversity issues in the workplace


To provide high quality, cost-effective services and support for the programs and activities of the Section

Shared Values

  • Valuing diversity; respect for others
  • Service to members and others
  • Sense of community
  • Innovation; willingness to change
  • High ethical values and behavior
  • Open communications
  • Fairness

Letter from the President

Dr. Helen L. Brown-Liburd
Section President 2019-2020




I am looking forward to serving as the President of the Diversity Section for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. My goal as the President is to continue to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity in accounting education, practice, and academia. Diversity in the accounting profession has long been a much talked about topic, and through the efforts of organizations such as the PhD Project, we have made significant strides in diversifying academic institutions, and the American Accounting Association (AAA). However, despite these gains, there is still a need to fully diversify the accounting profession, academic institutions, and the accounting academy at the leadership level. Diversity at the leadership level is not only important in ensuring that accounting organizations and academic institutions reflect the diversity... 


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Midyear Meeting

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2019 Diversity Section Midyear Meeting

The 2019 Diversity Section Midyear Meeting will be held at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta in Atlanta Georgia on November 1-3, 2019!
Registration is now open!

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