Friday, October 28, 2022


1:30 pm–2:30 pm

Welcome and Plenary
Behavioral Ethics - 1.0 CH

Welcome: Amelia Hart, The University of Tennessee Knoxville

Moderator: Julie Ravenscraft, Missouri State University

We’re Better Together: The AAA on Setting the Tone in DEI
Speakers: Barbee Myers Oakes, American Accounting Association
Norma Ramirez Montague, Wake Forest University


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

1.01: The Future of the Profession (KPMG Panel)
Business Management and Organization - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Markus Ahrens, St. Louis Community College, Meramec

Daniel Slezak, KPMG
Mary Caithlin Capati, KPMG
Kendall Mayfield, KPMG

1.02: Learning from Experiential 
Behavioral Ethics - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Carlos Jimenez-Angueira, University of South Florida

Unique and Shared Experiences: Using Storytelling and Narratives as a Framework for Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Issues in Accounting
Susan M. McCarthy, Loyola University Chicago
Tracie Miller, Franklin University
Barbee Myers Oakes, American Accounting Association


COVID, Caregivers, and Micro-Collaborations: Our Path Forward
Karen Farmer, Texas A&M University
Amy Fredin, St. Cloud State University
Lindsay McLachlan, Brandon University

1.03: Ed Talk
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Alyssa Vowell, Oklahoma State University

Improving Learning through Engagement
Lindsay McLachlan, Brandon University

Using Reflection Papers in Managerial Accounting
Julia S. Frink, Tarrant County College

Set the Stage for Students to Engage
Karen Farmer, Texas A&M University
Amy Fredin, St. Cloud State University

Appreciative Frameworks: Faculty and Advising Supporting Student Success in Accounting Principles Courses
Danny Royer, Ball State University
Katharine Herbert, Ball State University
Ann Reichle, Ball State University

Being Black in a Predominantly White Profession Guest Speaker Series
Robert L. Braun, Southeastern Louisiana University

Inclusive Pedagogy in Accounting Education: Adding Structure through Reading Questions
Elizabeth Holbrook, Point Loma Nazarene University


1.04: Ph.D. Students and New Faculty Presentations
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Stephanie Hairston, Georgia Southern University

Unconscious Bias Training in an Audit Curriculum
Lauren Dreher Cunningham, The University of Tennessee
Ashley King, The University of Tennessee
Clarence Lee Vaughn, III, The University of Tennessee

The Whiteness of Wealth: Discussions of Race and the Internal Revenue Code in a Tax Curriculum 
Landi Morris, Northern Arizona University
Amanda Marino, San Diego State University

Pay Gap Transparency, Employee Perception and Corporate Reputation Repair
Anthony Le, Columbia University
Wei Cai, Columbia University

Making Room for Audit Data Analytics: Linking Curriculum to Practice
Danielle Gant Booker, Loyola University Chicago
Josette Pelzer, College of Charleston
Jeremy Richardson, Texas Tech University

5:00 pm–7:00 pm 

Reception with Research and Teaching Forum

Table 1:
A Global Classroom Experience: Enhancing the Learning Environment through International Student Collaboration
Amy Foshee Holmes, Trinity University
Teresa Elizondo, Technológico de Monterrey

Table 2:
Discussion Analytics: A Correlation of Students’ Discussion Participation and Course Success
Sandria S. Stephenson, Georgia College and State University

Table 3:
AccountingIsAnalytics.Com: Data Analytics Cases for Introductory Accounting
Wendy Tietz, Kent State University
Tracie Miller, Franklin University
Jennifer M. Cainas, University of South Florida


Table 4:
Connecting Financial Literacy and Financial Capability with Instructional Strategies in a Large Lecture Financial Literacy Course
Danny Royer, Ball State University
Olga McAtee, Ball State University
Tiffany Westfall, Ball State University

Table 5:
Enhancing Learning Experience in an Asynchronous Online Intermediate Accounting I Course
Fang Zhao, California State University, Chico

Table 6:
Should School Buses Be Green? A Sustainability Decision-Making Case Study
Amy Foshee Holmes, Trinity University
Bonnie Albritton, Texas Wesleyan University
Janet Jones, Stephen F. Austin State University

Table 7:
Students Don’t Learn Like We Did. Now What?
Karen Farmer, Texas A&M University
Amy Fredin, St. Cloud State University

Table 8:
Supporting Neurodiverse Business Students in Higher Education
Pam Ennis Thompson, University of North Texas Dallas
Cathy J. Scott, University of North Texas Dallas

Table 9:
Does Local Government Debt Affect Tax Avoidance of State-Owned Enterprises
Zhiying Hu, University of Science and Technology Beijing
Liya Hou, St. Cloud State University

Table 10:
Social Connections and Firm Operational Efficiency
Xiaozhe Gu, The University of Texas at Arlington
Liya Hou, St. Cloud State University


Saturday, October 29, 2022

8:00 am–8:45 am


8:45 am–10:30 am

Welcome and Plenary
Accounting - 1.8 CH

Program Chairs: Amelia Hart, The University of Tennessee Knoxville
Julie Ravenscraft, Missouri State University
Carlos Jimenez-Angueira, University of South Florida
Moderator: Kirsten Cook, Texas Tech University

Making the Case for Writing and Publishing. Insights from the IMA and Editors of Issues in Accounting Education and the Journal of Accounting Education
Laurie Burney, Baylor University and IMA Professor-in-Residence
Natalie Churyk, Northern Illinois University, Journal of Accounting Education
Janet Samuels, Arizona State University, Issues in Accounting Education

10:30 am - 10:45 am


10:45 am–12:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

2.01: AICPA Foundational Competencies for Aspiring CPAs
Accounting 1.8 CH
Moderator: Tracie Miller, Franklin University

Panelists: Jan Taylor-Morris, AICPA
Anna Howard, AICPA
Sharon L. Levin, University of Maryland Global Campus


2.02: Increasing Classroom Engagement Using Accounting Documentaries and Other Fun Tools!
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Mfon Akpan, Methodist University

Speakers: Kelly Richmond Pope, DePaul University
Omar Roubi, University of Colorado Denver

2.03: Paper Presentation 1
Taxes - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Paula Sanders, University of Central Oklahoma

The Effect of Product Market Competition on Analysts Coverage Decisions
Hanyong Chung, Southern Connecticut State University

When Do Tax Executives Get a Seat at the Table?
Michelle Harding, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Hannah Smith, The University of Memphis

Anti-Takeover Provisions and Tax Avoidance
Zhiying Hu, University of Science and Technology Beijing
Liya Hou, St. Cloud State University


The Effect of Bias on Suspicions of Co-Worker Guilt and Likelihood of Peer Reporting
Claire Costin, University of Portland
Stephani Mason, DePaul University
Jason Rinaldo, Texas Tech University

2.04: Paper Presentation 2
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Christie Novak, Syracuse University

Improving the Efficacy of Groupwork in Accounting Classes
Marie Gioiosa, Iona College
Cathryn M. Meegan, Jacksonville University
Jill D’Aquila, Jacksonville University

A Deep Dive into an AI Start-Up Company in the Pandemic
Li Zhang, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Austin Chen, EY

Using the Conceptual Framework to Account for Carbon Emissions:  The Case of Accounting for Carbon Credits
John Reisch, East Carolina University
Greg Kane, University of Delaware
Uma Velury, University of Delaware


Via’s Cookies: Cookies to Change the World
Olivia Carpenter, Ithaca College
Margaret B. Shackell, Ithaca College

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Personal Development - 1.0 CH
Introduction: Amelia Hart, The University of Tennessee Knoxville

Speaker: Billy Williams, Audit Partner, KPMG

1:45 pm–3:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

3.01: IMA Session—Preparing Students for the Future
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Ben Huegel, Le Moyne College

Presenter: Lisa Beaudoin, IMA
IMA Panelists:
Laurie Burney, Baylor University and IMA Professor-in-Residence
Margaret Shackell, Ithaca College and Associate Editor of IMA’s Educational Case Journal

3.02: AAA Partnership with NAF High School Accounting Teachers
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Karen Osterheld, American Accounting Association

Shannon Anderson, NAF
Priscilla Davis, NAF
Jennifer Glaser, NAF
Michael McBride, NAF
Evan Statman, NAF


3.03: Paper Presentation 3
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Cathryn M. Meegan, Jacksonville University

Advice for Senior Faculty: Supporting and Building Your School
Gary Fleischman, Texas Tech University
Derek K. Oler, Texas Tech University
Christopher J. Skousen, Utah State University

Skills Required to Succeed in Public Accounting: Perceptions of Black and White Accountants
R. Mithu Dey, Howard University
Lucy Lim, Howard University
Denise Dickins, East Carolina University
Lesia Quamina, Goucher College

Do Accounting Faculty Career Satisfaction and Professional Identification Influence CPA Exam Performance?
Stephanie Hairston, Georgia Southern University
Porschia Nkansa, California State University, Los Angeles

Where Do I Start? A Pathway for Personal Growth for Faculty Committed to Creating Inclusive Classrooms
Robbie Bishop-Monroe, Loyola University
Joanna Garcia, John Carroll University

3.04: Paper Presentation 4
Accounting - 1.8 CH
Moderator: Stephani Mason, DePaul University

Toward Equitable Remediation: Insights from a Natural Experiment in Financial Accounting
Bryan Brockbank, Oklahoma State University
Craig A. Sisneros, Oklahoma State University
Angela W. Spencer, Oklahoma State University
W. Adam Stroud, Oklahoma State University

Are Firms’ Disclosed Diversity Targets Credible?
Wei Cai, Columbia University
Yue Chen, Columbia University
Li Yang, Columbia University


Out-Group Intolerance in Accounting
Paul E. Madsen, University of Florida
Mark Zakota, University of Florida


Board Skill Diversity and Firm Risk
Yanru Chang, Baruch College–CUNY

3:15 pm–3:30 pm



3:30 pm–4:30 pm







5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Closing Plenary
Accounting - 1.2 CH

Introduction: Amelia Hart, The University of Tennessee Knoxville

Our Part: Our Path—Preserving the Discipline and Profession of Accounting
Speaker: Mark C. Dawkins, AAA President, University of North Florida


Diversity Business Meeting

Room:  La Condesa





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