2020 Conference of the Public Interest Section and Doctoral/Early Scholar Consortium


Derek Dalton, Clemson University
Panel Session

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Derek Dalton is an Associate Professor at Clemson University who teaches graduate courses in corporate taxation and managerial accounting.  He is a CPA, working previously in public accounting in the tax area.  His research primarily focuses on work-life balance issues and turnover in the accounting profession and appears in journals including: Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Accounting Horizons, AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and Journal of Business Ethics.  He currently is the President of the Gender Issues and Worklife Balance (GIWB) Section and has previously served as the Vice-President of Research for the GIWB Section.  Derek has received two KPMG Best Paper Awards for the GIWB Section.  He also serves on the Editorial Board for Accounting in the Public Interest, Contemporary Accounting Research, and AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & Theory



Nicholas McGuigan, Monash University, and Co-Founder of The Accountability Institute
Plenary Session

Friday, March 27, 2020, 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Nick is an award-winning accounting educator who works as an innovator, instigator and disruptor to create future-oriented business education programs that focus on innovation, creativity and design thinking. He has a particular passion for accountability where he co-founded The Accountability Institute - a progressive platform with an aim of fostering collaborations between art, science, technology and economics, bringing these fields into conversation to create a new language of business – a language of accountability. He researches in the areas of integrated thinking, learning technologies, holistic systems design and regenerative economics. This has led to the awarding of competitive research funds of over 1.5 million Australian dollars, including Federal State level grants in both Australia and Germany. He has published widely in international accounting and education journals, been invited to present at research centers and professional organizations in the UK, US Europe, South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and has received considerable international recognition for his work, the most recent being awarded a 2019 Ideas Worth Teaching Award by The Aspen Institute, New York. He instigated Monash Business School’s newly created Artist-In-Residency program, conceptually designed the world’s first ever accounting perfume and together with the accounting profession is embarking on research that investigates a Queer perspective of accounting. He is the International Outreach Chair for the American Accounting Association’s Teaching and Learning Curriculum Section, an invited member of the newly formed European Accounting Association’s Education Taskforce and Co-Chaired the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, Accounting Education Special Interest Group for the past seven years. Nick has editorial board roles on all accounting education journals.

Copyright © 1998 - 2021 by American Accounting Association. All rights reserved.