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2021 Diversity Section Meeting

Speakers

Matthew J. Anderson, AAA Interim Director-Focusing on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Michigan State University
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 9:00 am -10:15am
Town Hall Meeting with Matt Anderson, AAA Interim Director-Focusing on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Sharing the Vision

Dr. Matthew J. Anderson, Ph.D./FEA is the associate dean for diversity and inclusion and Faculty Excellence Advocate for the Broad College of Michigan State University. He is a life member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), where he has served as a member of the AAA’s Executive Council, and as a member of the Research Committee. Professor Anderson has chaired the AAA Outstanding Accounting Educator Award Committee and the Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee. He also served as the regional financial accounting editor for the Midwest AAA meeting.

Professor Anderson teaches financial accounting and does research on expertise and decision-making issues. He has served on the editorial boards of the Accounting Review and Issues in Accounting Education, and has published in the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, among others.

Dr. Anderson is a member of the PhD Project Hall of Fame and is a recipient of a Michigan State University Excellence in Diversity award. He was an inaugural winner of the national Ernst & Young Inclusive Excellence Award. Dr. Anderson was also the education recipient of the Jason Richardson Foundation “Saluting Greatness” award – based on service to the teaching profession and his diversity and inclusion efforts. He is also a past president of the Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association of Michigan State University.

Dr. Anderson also served as the director of the doctoral program in accounting at Michigan State University. During his tenure, Michigan State University was a leader in recruiting women and people of color for doctoral education. Currently, Dr. Anderson serves on the board of Haven House, a local family-oriented homeless shelter, where he is treasurer. He is also on an advisory board focused on diversity and inclusion of the Honors College of Michigan State University.

Dorothy A. Brown, Emory University
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
The Importance of Racial Diversity to Tax

Dorothy A. Brown is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University. She is the author of The Whiteness of Wealth: How The Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans- And How We Can Fix It (Crown 2021). A nationally recognized scholar in the areas of race, class, and tax policy she is the author of numerous law review articles, book chapters, and essays on the topic. She majored in Accounting at Fordham University, went on to get her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, then a Master’s in Tax Law from New York University. A former investment banker and practicing attorney in the areas of taxation and municipal securities, she began her career in law teaching in 1991 and joined the faculty at Emory in 2008. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and NPR and her opinion pieces have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Forbes, and CNN Opinion.


Wendy P.  Lewis, CPA KPMG
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch

Wendy P. Lewis, CPA, is a Partner in KPMG’s Audit Practice. She has 24 years of experience providing financial statement and audit of internal control services to both public and private companies. Wendy has served clients in the higher education, nonprofit, commercial/industrial markets, and asset management industries. Many of these companies and Institutions receive federal funding and require audits under the Uniform Guidance.  Wendy previously completed a three year rotation in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice in New York where she provided assistance in technical accounting, reporting and auditing matters to audit engagement teams.

Wendy is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).  Additionally, she is currently the Vice Chair of  the Virginia Board of Accountancy where she will be serving a 4-year term. Wendy was a 2019 recipient of the Style Weekly Executive Women in Business Award and the 2019 Virginia Union University Outstanding Alumni Award. She also serves on the Executive Board of KPMG’s African Ancestry Business Resource Group.

Her community activities include serving as a board member of the Howard University Middle School for Mathematics and Science, the Richmond Public School Education Foundation and the Ruth Coles Harris Leadership Institute of the Virginia Union University School of Business.

Wendy earned her B.S degree in Accounting from Virginia Union University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Virginia.

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