Michael Clement, The University of Texas at Austin
Plenary: DEI Panel
Friday, February 11, 2022, 12:50 pm – 2:05 pm

Michael Clement is the Clark W. Thompson, Jr. Chair in Accounting and Department Chair at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Baruch College, an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Accounting from Stanford University. His research focuses on capital market use of financial information for valuation purposes, with interests in management disclosures and financial analysts’ earnings forecasts. His work has been published in leading accounting and finance journals, including the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, the Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, and the Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance. He is one of the individuals who helped to conceive the idea of the PhD Project, and he has attended and been a presenter at numerous PhD Project Annual conferences. He also played a critical role in establishing the PhD Project Accounting Doctoral Student Association. Michael was inducted into the PhD Project Hall of Fame in 2015. In addition to his many contributions to accounting academia, Michael has mentored student athletes in his role as UT Austin’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA

Mark Dawkins, University of North Florida
Plenary: DEI Panel
Friday, February 11, 2022, 12:50 pm – 2:05 pm

Mark Dawkins, CPA, is Professor of Accounting and former Dean at the University of North Florida Coggin College of Business. He was recently elected to serve as the first African American President-Elect of the American Accounting Association. Mark received a Ph.D. in accounting from Florida State University, MBA and Masters of Accounting degrees from the University of Florida and a bachelor's in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests span bankruptcy, accounting information and the capital markets, and accounting education. His work has been published in notable journals including The Journal of Finance; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting; Journal of Banking and Finance; and Advances in Accounting. Prior to joining the University of North Florida faculty, he worked for 21 years at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business as an accounting associate professor, associate dean for academic programs, and director of diversity relations. He was one of five inaugural recipients of the EY Inclusive Excellence Award for Accounting and Business School Faculty at the University of Georgia. In 2015, he was inducted into the PhD Project Hall of Fame for his positive leadership and significant impact on minority business doctoral students and faculty.

Jennifer Joe, University of Delaware
Plenary: DEI Panel
Friday, February 11, 2022, 12:50 pm – 2:05 pm

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 and her 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. Her research is published in leading accounting and finance journals and has received national awards. Jennifer was named the 2021 American Accounting Association Presidential Scholar and received the 2021 Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award. She is a founding member of The PhD Project Accounting Doctoral Student Association. Jennifer 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, she serves as the Chief Diversity advocate for the Lerner College of Business, an advisory board member for the UD Advance Institute and a member of the Lerner College Promotion and Tenure committee. Jennifer is a frequent presenter and keynote speaker at corporate and academic events on accounting and diversity issues. She enjoys volunteering on academic and civic boards and advocating for inclusive excellence in higher education.

Jan Taylor, AICPA Academic in Residence and Senior Director
4.03 CPA Evolution
Friday, February 11, 2022, 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Jan Taylor, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, began consulting in January 2021 as the Academic in Residence and Senior Director of Academic and Student Engagement at AICPA, assuming the role full-time in July 2021. She retired from her position as an Associate Professor of Accounting at Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas) where she taught both undergraduate and graduate students. Jan has also previously taught and served in leadership roles at University of San Diego and University of Houston-Clear Lake and spent several years in public practice and serving as Controller/CFO of a wealth management firm. Jan has taught financial (from Principles to Graduate Research) and managerial courses as well as auditing, ethics, and leadership courses. Her primary research interests related to accounting pedagogy, auditing, and accounting ethics and leadership and she has published in numerous academic journals and practitioner publications.

Jan has been active in service to academia and the profession as well as her community. In addition to several other service roles, she is a past-President of the International Board of Directors of Beta Alpha Psi and, prior to employment with AICPA, served on the AICPA Board of Examiners, AICPA Academic Executive Committee, the joint AICPA/NASBA CPA Evolution Education Advisory Group, the AICPA Women’s Executive Initiative Task Force, the AICPA ENGAGE Academic / Practitioner Program (chair 2019-2020). Additionally, Jan has provided service to several committees with TXCPA and the Houston Chapter of TXCPA and has served as a trustee with the TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation. Jan served as an external professor with KPMG from 2005-2019, training new auditors and senior associates. She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in protective services.

Jan has received numerous awards for teaching and research as well as service to the profession of accountancy and accountancy education including the Beta Alpha Psi Lifetime Service Award, the Beta Alpha Psi President’s Award, the TXCPA Educator of the Year Award, and the ASWCPA Educator of the Year award.

Jan is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) through the AICPA.  


Preliminary Program

Thursday, February 10, 2022

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

18th Annual KPMG/ATA Doctoral Consortium
Sponsored by the KPMG Foundation

7:30 am – 7:00 pm

8th Annual ATA Teaching and Curriculum Conference (requires an additional registration fee)
Sponsored by KPMG

Friday, February 11, 2022 – ATA Midyear Meeting

7:15 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:15 am – 9:45 am

JATA Conference I

9:45 am – 10:05 am


10:05 am – 11:35 am

JATA Conference II, JLTR Conference and Concurrent Session

11:40 am – 12:40 pm


12:50 pm – 2:05 pm

Plenary Session: DEI Panel
This interactive session features a panel of senior accounting professors who will provide insight into the challenges faced by under-represented minorities (URMs) in the accounting profession. The speakers will also discuss strategies for how to create more inclusive learning environments to support the success of URM students in your undergraduate and graduate accounting courses and how to be an advocate for URM students and faculty on campus.  

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm


3:50 pm – 5:05 pm

Plenary Session: Legislative Update

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Social Hour

Saturday, February 12, 2022 – ATA Midyear Meeting

7:15 am – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:15 am – 9:30 am

Concurrent Sessions

9:40 am – 10:30 am

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 am – 10:50 am


10:50 am – 12:05 pm

Concurrent Sessions

12:05 pm

Conclusion of Meeting Program

The CPE Fields of Study curriculum is divided into twenty subject matter areas. These fields represent the primary knowledge and skill areas needed by accounting licensees to perform professional services in all fields of employment. Sessions that offer CPE credit have the Field of Study and Credit Hours (CH) in red. Each Credit Hour is based on 50 minutes. The Program Level for each of these sessions is Basic, unless otherwise stated. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based.

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