Daniel J. Dustin, NASBA
CPA Evolution Panel
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Daniel Dustin, CPA, joined NASBA on January 1, 2012, as vice president of state board relations. In this role, Mr. Dustin serves as an advocate for State Boards of Accountancy and finds new ways and opportunities to provide support and service to NASBA’s member boards.  Prior to joining NASBA, Mr. Dustin served as executive secretary of the New York State Board for Public Accountancy, an appointment that was made in 1998 by the New York State Board of Regents. As executive secretary, Mr. Dustin was responsible for professional licensing, practice and conduct, including professional discipline of Certified Public Accountants and Public Accountants in New York. A key point person in the regulatory process, Mr. Dustin monitored the evolution of professional practice at national and state levels, and developed and drafted proposed legislation and amendments to New York State accountancy rules and regulations. Mr. Dustin earned a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in accounting from Clarkson University, and became a licensed CPA in 1988.

Paul Knopp, KPMG LLP
KPMG Update
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 2:00 pm-2:55 pm EST

Paul Knopp is Chair and Chief Executive Officer at KPMG LLP – one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations. He also serves as Chair of the Americas region and is a member of both KPMG’s Global Board and Executive Committee.

Leading more than 35,000 partners and professionals across the United States, Paul is further strengthening KPMG’s inclusive and values-driven culture. He has extensive experience serving large, multinational clients in a wide variety of complex industries and is recognized for his commitment to excellence and quality and for leading KPMG teams with ethics and integrity.

Paul joined KPMG’s San Antonio office in 1983. In his 36-year career, Paul has also served in KPMG’s New York, Norfolk, Stamford, Chicago, and St. Louis offices.

Prior to becoming Chair and CEO, Paul’s career as an audit partner focused on serving leading global companies in the manufacturing, life sciences, transportation, professional services, and technology industries. He served as the global lead audit engagement partner and Engagement Quality Control Review Partner for KPMG audits of numerous Fortune 500 companies.

He was elected to serve a five-year term on KPMG’s U.S. Board of Directors in 2012 and served as Lead Director of the Board of Directors.

Paul previously completed a two-year assignment in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice where he helped to ensure quality across a range of KPMG audit assignments. He was a participant in the KPMG Chairman’s 25 Leadership program and KPMG’s International Lead Partner Training Forum and has served as an instructor for various KPMG national and local training courses.

Additionally, he lends his time and expertise to many civic and charitable organizations. He is a governing board member of the Center for Audit Quality as well as a board member of Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose, Partnership for New York City, and the U.S.-India Business Council. Paul previously served as a Director and Vice Chairman for the American Cancer Society Chicago Downtown Division’s Board of Directors.

He holds B.B.A. and M.B.A degrees from the University of Texas at Austin; is a licensed CPA in New York and Texas; and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

James M. Lang, Assumption College
Small Teaching
Friday, February 12, 2021
1:40 pm - 2:30 pm EST

James M. Lang is a Professor of English and the Director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA.  He is the author of six books, the most recent of which are Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It (Basic Books, 2020), Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2016), and Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013). Lang writes a monthly column on teaching and learning for The Chronicle of Higher Education; his work has been appearing in the Chronicle since 1999. He edits a series of books on teaching and learning in higher education for West Virginia University Press; he co-edited the second book in the series, Teaching the Literature Survey Course: New Strategies for College Faculty (2018).  He has conducted workshops on teaching for faculty at more than a hundred colleges or universities in the US and abroad, and consulted for the United Nations on the development of teaching materials in ethics and integrity for college faculty.  In September of 2016 he received a Fulbright Specialist grant to work with three universities in Colombia on the creation of a MOOC on teaching and learning in STEM education.

Carl Mayes, AICPA
CPA Evolution Panel
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Carl Mayes is the AICPA’s Associate Director of CPA Quality and Evolution. He is the project lead for the Enhancing Audit Quality (EAQ) initiative and manages CPA Evolution, an effort to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies needed in practice. Carl is a licensed CPA in North Carolina and worked as an auditor for regional and local public accounting firms before joining the AICPA.

Jan Taylor Morris, Sam Houston State University
CPA Evolution Panel
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm EST

Jan Taylor Morris, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA has recently been appointed as the Academic in Residence at AICPA, currently as a consultant and commencing full-time in summer 2021. She is in her final semester as an Associate Professor of Accounting at Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas) teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. Jan has taught multiple courses in the accounting curriculum, primarily financial accounting related and auditing. She has published on a variety of topics in multiple journals through her career and has served in numerous volunteer roles at AICPA, Beta Alpha Psi, and the Texas Society of CPAs. Jan is licensed as a CPA in Texas and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) through the AICPA.

Jared Eichler, Business Development Manager, UWorld Roger CPA Review

CPA Review Provider Forum
Friday, February 12, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:35 pm EST
As the Business Development Manager for UWorld Roger CPA Review, Jared helps institutions and accounting students bridge the gap between academia and the real world challenges of the CPA profession. Over the past decade, Jared has helped thousands of students prepare for their high-stakes certification exams. Now focused primarily on helping universities integrate CPA content into their programs, Jared is excited to introduce UWorld Roger CPA Review's latest technological innovation, the Student Learning Platform.

Amy Johnson, Becker
CPA Review Provider Forum
Friday, February 12, 2021, 12:30 pm – 1:35 pm EST

Amy Johnson, National University Program Manager for Becker, is responsible for building and designing university partnership programs.  Amy joined Becker in 2013 as an Account Manager covering Tennessee. Prior to joining Becker, she worked at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management where she was responsible for new student recruitment and overall management of the Vanderbilt Master of Accountancy program that included a Becker FastPass program.  Amy is originally from Michigan, and holds both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Western Michigan University.