Speakers

Robert D. (Bob) Allen, The University of Utah

Plenary Speaker

Robert D. (Bob) Allen is Professor and David Eccles Faculty Scholar at The University of Utah, having served on its faculty since 1991. Bob currently serves the AAA on the Board of Directors and Council as President-Elect. Bob served as the inaugural AAA Council Chair (2011–13). He is a member of the Auditing and Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Sections, previously serving as Chair of the Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Section (2010–12).

Bob has published widely in peer-reviewed journals including The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Accounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting Education. He served as Associate Editor of Issues in Accounting Education, Editor of the Faculty Development Update for Accounting Education News (2011–12), and on the Editorial Board of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (2008–12).

With nearly 30 years’ experience as a faculty member, Bob has been recognized nationally with academic awards for excellence in both research and teaching. Bob received the AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Teaching Prize (2018, Graduate Category) and is a member of the Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Section Hall of Honor. Bob is also the recipient of the AAA/Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award (2008).

At The University of Utah, Bob recently served on the Senate Executive Committee (2016–19) and previously as David Eccles School of Business Faculty President (2017–18) and Director of the School of Accounting (2005–09). He served for 15 years on the Board of Directors of a U.S. bank, and gained professional experience with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells as an auditor, prior to obtaining his Ph.D. at Michigan State University (1992).


Jennifer R. Joe, University of Delaware
Presidential Scholar
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Jennifer R. Joe, CPA, is the Whitney Family Professor of Accounting and the Cohen Family Director of Diversity at the University of Delaware. She earned her B.B.A. from Baruch College–CUNY and Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh.

Jennifer’s research focuses primarily on the role of auditors as governance agents over corporate internal controls and financial reporting. Most of her work exploits the experimental method and applies theories from social psychology to address decision-making problems in accounting. Jennifer’s research is published in leading accounting and finance journals and has received national awards. She is a member of the of The Accounting Review steering committee and editorial board, and is an editorial board member of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. In the past she has served as an editor at Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and on the editorial board at Contemporary Accounting Research.

Jennifer is a founding member of The PhD Project Accounting Doctoral Student Association. She has served on executive, conference planning, new faculty consortium, doctoral consortium, and research award selection committees for the AAA, the AAA Auditing Section and the AAA Accounting Behavior and Organizations Section. At the University of Delaware, Jennifer is the Chief Diversity advocate for the Lerner College of Business, advisory board member of the UD Advance Institute and chair of the Lerner College Promotion and Tenure committee.