ATA Teaching and Curriculum Conference

Support for the Teaching and Curriculum Conference from the KPMG Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
9:00am – 10:00am Panel - Bridging the Gap between Practice and Classroom
Speakers: Ian Bradley, Partner, EY
Ben Stanga, Partner, PwC
Diana Benyaminy, Director, KPMG
Gina McLeod, Principal, Deloitte
10:15am – 11:15am Concurrent Sessions:

1.01Graduate Tax Program Curriculum
Speakers: Ryan Huston, Arizona State University - Estate tax planning
Brigitte Muehlmann, Babson College – International Taxation
Nancy Nichols, James Madison University – Tax Policy
John Gamino, University of Texas – Dallas - State and Local Taxation

1.02The Introductory Tax Course - A Panel discussion on different approaches
Speakers: Julia Camp, Providence College
Andy Cuccia, University of Oklahoma
Chuck Pier, Angelo State University
11:30am – 12:30pm Concurrent Sessions:

2.01Graduate Tax Course Techniques: Teaching Scholes-Wolfson
Terry Shevlin, University of California - Irvine

2.02Incorporating Technology into your Tax Program
BaiBoard: Creating a Face-to-Face Experience Using Online Whiteboards with Voice for FREE
Candace Witherspoon, Valdosta State University

Enhancing the Tax Course Experience Using a Practical Approach and Technology
Jennifer D Thayer, Austin Peay State University

The Use of Online Student Peer Review Forums in Hybrid Course Structures
Alli Purcell Hayes, North Central College
12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch – Panel: First/Second Year Experience in the Firms
Moderator: Julia Camp, Providence College

Loralei Bailey, PWC
Paige Darwin, Deloitte
Alex Hartig, KPMG
Morgan Larson, EY
Andrea Williamson, Deloitte
2:00pm – 3:15pm Teaching Tips

An examination of the IRA and Tax Strategy: Is the Current Year Deduction the Best Long-Term Outcome?
Mitchell Franklin – LeMoyne College
Michaele Morrow – Suffolk University

CEO Compensation Design Project: Selecting Performance Goals & Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility
Amy J. N. Yurko, Duquesne University

Tax Research Cases in the Classroom
Steven Rosner, St. Edwards University

Why Aren't We Teaching the Cohan Rule? (We Should Be!)
John Gamino, University of Texas at Dallas
Steven J Solcher, University of Texas at Dallas

Fostering Ethical Professional Indentity in Tax Heather M. Field, University of California Hastings College of the Law
3:30pm – 5:00pm "Bring Something to the Table" - all participants are asked to bring a short idea of something they do in their classrooms to share. Each table will discuss and we will also have a large group discussion

Table Leaders:
Louise Single, St. Edwards
Kay Guess, Samford University
Stanley Hong, DeVry University
Steven Solcher, University of Texas - Dallas
5:30pm – 6:30pm Reception