The Southwest Region of the American Accounting Association consists of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas


  1. To hold regional meetings for the presentation and discussion of subjects in accounting and allied fields of interest to members of the Southwest Regional Association and the national Association.
  2. To support the national Association in the accomplishment of certain of its announced objectives:
    1. To initiate, encourage and sponsor research in accounting, auditing, taxation and management advisory services, and to publish or aid in the publication of the results of research;
    2. To advance accounting instruction and to encourage qualified individuals to enter careers in the teaching of accounting, auditing, taxation and management advisory services; and
    3. To advance a widespread knowledge of accounting, auditing, taxation and management advisory services among qualified students and the public, generally.


Nikki Shoemaker
Stephen F. Austin State University
Calee Jo Holcombe
Stephen F. Austin State University

Program Chair
Trevor England
Sam Houston State University
Program Chair-Elect
Syed K. Zadi
Louisiana State University-Shreveport

Coordinating Committee Member
Cassy Henderson
Sam Houston State University
Jay Vega
Stephen F. Austin State University

Calee Jo Holcombe
Gerald W. Schlief School of Accountancy
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 292J
Office: 936.468.3087
Jose Vega
Schlief School of Accountancy
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Office Location: McGee Building; Room 292M
Office: 936.468.1480

Past President
Cheryl Prachyl
University of Texas at Arlington
Council Representative
Bambi Hora
University of Central Oklahoma

Elaine Sanders
University of Texas at San Antonio


Call for Submissions

What may I submit?

Papers, Poster Sessions, & Panel Discussions

When is it due?

October 1, 2021 (online submissions will be accepted soon)

Who can submit?

AAA members, faculty, practitioners, doctoral/masters/undergraduate students

Where do I submit?

Click Here

Are awards given?

Distinguished Paper, Best Teaching & Learning Manuscript, Best Doctoral Student Paper
[Students must self-identify when submitting]

All paper and poster submissions will be blind peer-reviewed. Papers may have an academic, practitioner or pedagogical focus. Student papers (doctoral, masters and undergraduate) are especially encouraged. Papers submitted to a regional meeting may have been submitted to the American Accounting Association national meeting or midyear sectional meetings, but must NOT have been published elsewhere before our regional meeting. FBD Statement of Academic Integrity: Your paper should not have been previously published or previously presented at FBD. Please indicate to the program chair if your paper is currently under submission to another FBD association. If your paper is later accepted by another FBD association, it is your responsibility to notify the appropriate program chairs.

General Guidelines:
Complete Paper Submission

  • Prepare one double-spaced, 12-point font, 1" margins document for upload. The submission form will include a field for a short abstract (150 or fewer words) of your paper.

Poster Session Submission for Effective Learning Strategies

  • Submissions are encouraged for poster sessions on ELS topics. Poster display sizes and display space will be determined at a later date and presenters will be notified directly of those specifications. To submit an ELS poster session, log into AAA Southwest Region 2020 Submissions Portal. Click "Submit or Edit an Item," select "Poster," and follow the instructions within the submission form.

Workshop or Panel Discussion Submission

  • Description (up to 300 words) — If you have an idea for a panel discussion and want to moderate that panel, submit your proposed topic, panel members (names, titles, and employers), and brief description of the topic.

Call for Volunteers

  • If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, moderator, or discussant, please select “Volunteer Opportunities” from the Submitter Menu.

Questions? Please email the Program Chair, Trevor England, at