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2016 Speaker Biographies

Dr. Kim Church

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Dr. Kimberly Swanson Church is part of the UMKC Bloch School of Management faculty. She earned her Ph.D. in AIS from the University of Arkansas and holds a MAcc from Kansas State University. As a business owner, her teaching style typically involves a user's approach to accounting information, whether teaching AIS to undergrads or Managerial Accounting to grad students. After joining UMKC in 2013, Dr. Church became the track coordinator for the managerial accounting courses and ultimately the chair of the Annual Accounting Educators Conference. She is currently involved in the Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project (APBP), working diligently to bring an Advanced Placement (AP) accounting class to a high school near you. Her research interests include accounting information systems and accounting education.

Moderator:
"Into to Data Analytics/ Little Data - Start with Excel Across the Curriculum": This session is based on feedback from professionals at a recent Excel conference. The discussion topics will include Excel tips and exercises that can be used from the first Financial Accounting course through the last Graduate Accounting course. Participants in the panel session will walk away with activities that can be used or modified for their own courses. The panelist will represent diverse course coverage and teaching styles.

Sean Crevier

Business Educator

Sean has been a high school business teacher in the Chicago area since 2000. His teaching load primarily consists of accounting and personal finance. He enjoys sharing his evolving career experiences with others through workshops, keynotes, and on site training. A self proclaimed "ed-tech geek", Sean is a TEDx Speaker, Google Certified Educator and Sophia.org FlipClass Certified Teacher who has been flipping his College Accounting course since 2012. In addition to flipping classes, Sean enjoys implementing 20% time in his courses and working hard to achieve meaningful technology integration with his students. Sean is married with two kids (5 and 8 years old) and enjoys food, sports, music, golf, and other outdoor sports.

"Flipping Awesomeness In CTE." Techniques Jan. 2016: 8-9.
Ted Talk: How we can deal with failure and not waste time preventing it

Panelist:
"Content Delivery & Mastery...Flipping Things Around": Come see how I decided to flip my class and why I'm still doing it. Hear how it has changed the way I deliver and assess with my students and how you can do it too! Let's learn together about ways to more efficiently and effectively use non-traditional delivery & formative assessment to help our students!

"Flipping Is For Me...Let's Do This!": Are you in for Flipping? Do you like Bloom's Taxonomy? Do you like the SAMR Model? Join me for a flipping productive time while we learn the REAL Flipping Model, inspired by Bloom's and SAMR. Now that you've decided to flip (or maybe already have a few times), let's work together to flip effectively, keeping in mind Bloom's, SAMR, & REAL. This is a BYOD (Device) and BYOL (Lesson) so we can brainstorm, create, and learn from each other as we work through flipping lessons and create a "ready to go" take-away!

Susan V. Crosson

Director of Center of Advancing Accounting in Education
American Accounting Association

Susan Crosson joined the American Accounting Association in 2015 as its first Director for the Center for Advancing Accounting Education. Prior to coming to the American Accounting Association, Susan served on the faculties of Emory University, Santa Fe College, University of Florida, Washington University in Saint Louis, University of Oklahoma, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas City Kansas Community College and worked in public accounting, banking, and higher education administration. Susan continues to be guided by her mission to create a learning process as individual as each student requires to master the course content and actively apply with confidence what's learned. She is pleased to be able to speak and write on the effective use of technology throughout the accounting curriculum. In addition to her over 300 YouTube videos, she has co-authored several accounting textbooks. Susan earned her Master of Science in Accounting from Texas Tech University and her undergraduate degree in accounting and economics from Southern Methodist University. She is a CPA.

Presentation Title & Description:
"Introduction to Big Data and Analytics in Accounting Courses": the AccountingISBigData.org website for AAA members shares many resources including twelve Big Data cases for you to use in your courses. In this session we will introduce a case and explore how you can get started using Big Data in your accounting courses.

"Teaching Resources - TLC and CTLA - Accounting Education's Emerging Issues": New teaching awards, opportunities for engaging in transformative projects, fun new teaching tools, and innovative pedagogy trends. Pick one new thing to try this year! (Partnering with Gail Hoover King)

Dr. Paul R. Goodchild, , CPA

Assistant Professor of Accountancy
Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg, MO

Dr. Goodchild joined the AACSB Accredited School of Accountancy at the University of Central Missouri in the fall of 2014. He earned his Ph.D. in Accounting 2015 and Master's in Accounting and Taxation 2003 from the University of Connecticut. His professional experience included positions in public accounting, in the Assurance Services Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and financial reporting, in the Corporate Accounting Department at United Technologies Corporation. He maintains an active CPA license in MA, since 2003. He teaches Managerial and Cost Accounting in the Undergraduate, MBA, and Ethical Strategic Leadership MBA programs. He is a Faculty Advisor to the UCM School of Accountancy Young Alumni Advisory Board.

Dr. Goodchild completed his dissertation titled, "The Effect of Media Format, Disclosure Tone, and Earnings Condition on the Detection of Misstatements," in February of 2015. His research interests include managerial and investor decision-making and financial reporting disclosure.

Panelist:
"Into to Data Analytics/ Little Data - Start with Excel Across the Curriculum": This session is based on feedback from professionals at a recent Excel conference. The discussion topics will include Excel tips and exercises that can be used from the first Financial Accounting course through the last Graduate Accounting course. Participants in the panel session will walk away with activities that can be used or modified for their own courses. The panelist will represent diverse course coverage and teaching styles.

Angela King

Associate Professor, Accounting
Johnson County Community College

Angela King has been a full-time accounting faculty member at Johnson County Community College since the fall of 2011. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting and MBA from the University of Kansas. She teaches Accounting Principles l & ll, Computerized Accounting Problems and oversees the internship program. She is the department coordinator for assessment and curriculum development. She is also assuming chair responsibilities for the accounting department and will begin that role this summer. Prior to teaching, she spent five years at JP Morgan Chase in the retirement plan services division in various positions from internal audit to project management. She also spent four years as a Senior Accountant at Ernst & Young LLP in Kansas City.

Panelist:
"Into to Data Analytics/ Little Data - Start with Excel Across the Curriculum": This session is based on feedback from professionals at a recent Excel conference. The discussion topics will include Excel tips and exercises that can be used from the first Financial Accounting course through the last Graduate Accounting course. Participants in the panel session will walk away with activities that can be used or modified for their own courses. The panelist will represent diverse course coverage and teaching styles.

Dr. Gail Hoover King

Accounting Teaching Professor
Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Gail has over 30 years' experience in academia. Prior to coming to University of Missouri Kansas City, she has been a tenured Professor of Accounting at Purdue University Calumet and Rockhurst University. Her academic experience also includes being a department chair and associate dean. She earned her doctorate from Northern Illinois University and a masters and bachelors from the University of Kansas. Her scholarship focuses on student learning, pedagogical innovation, and assessment. Most recently she has served the accounting profession as Recommendation 4 Commissioner for the Pathways Commission on Accounting Higher Education, and is President of Teaching Learning and Curriculum Section of the American Accounting Association, and member on the AICPA's Pre-certification Education Executive Committee (PcEEC). Over the past several years as a member of the national travel team for the Conference on Teaching and Learning Accounting of the American Accounting Association she has presented on issues in accounting higher education, and developments and innovations in teaching, learning and curriculum at multiple AAA region and section meetings as well as at state society educator conferences.

Presentation Title & Description:
"Teaching Resources - TLC and CTLA - Accounting Education's Emerging Issues": New teaching awards, opportunities for engaging in transformative projects, fun new teaching tools, and innovative pedagogy trends. Pick one new thing to try this year! (Partnering with Susan V. Crosson)

Julie K. Kline, CPA, M.S.A.

Instructor
Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Julie Kline is a part of the UMKC Bloch School of Management faculty where she teaches intermediate accounting, advanced auditing, and internal auditing. Prior to joining UMKC, Julie worked in public accounting at KPMG as an auditor for 4 years followed by 2 years as the resource manager for the KPMG Kansas City audit practice. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Kansas State University and a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Panelist:
"Into to Data Analytics/ Little Data - Start with Excel Across the Curriculum": This session is based on feedback from professionals at a recent Excel conference. The discussion topics will include Excel tips and exercises that can be used from the first Financial Accounting course through the last Graduate Accounting course. Participants in the panel session will walk away with activities that can be used or modified for their own courses. The panelist will represent diverse course coverage and teaching styles.

Paul T. Mason

Lecturer in Forensic Accounting
University of Kansas

Paul T. Mason is a member of the faculty at The University of Kansas since 1998, is a Lecturer in Forensic Accounting where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in financial accounting, auditing and fraud examination and forensic accounting. He is also the AACSB Coordinator for the School of Business. Prior to joining the faculty at KU, he served ten years as an Instructor in Accounting at the University of Connecticut, three of which as Director of its MBA Program. He earned his BA in Psychology and MBA at the University of Connecticut and a Masters in Professional Accounting at the University of Hartford. Paul started his career in public accounting with Coopers and Lybrand in Massachusetts where he practiced for five years before joining Ames Corporation as its Controller. He's a four-year veteran of US Army Intelligence (ASA) with service in Europe, Central America and Southeast Asia.

University of Connecticut teaching awards include School of Business Teacher of the Year, Connecticut General Assembly Citation for Teaching Excellence, AAUP University Teaching Award, Beta Alpha Psi Teacher of the Year, AICPA Collaboration in Teaching Award, Delta Sigma Phi Teaching Award and MBA Teaching Award. His KU honors include Bubb Outstanding Teaching Award, BAP Outstanding Accounting Educator, CTE Excellence in Teaching Award, Undergraduate Business Council Outstanding Educator and the University Del Shankel Teaching Excellence Award.

Paul is a Certified Public Accountant (Kansas and Connecticut), Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Bank Auditor and a Certified Financial Manager. His professional interest is in the study of fraud and forensic accounting. He is currently completing a fraud text for his course at KU and a Compendium of Fraud, which lists and categorizes thousands of frauds by type, loss and nature of offense.

Presentation Title & Description:
"From Medieval Times to Current Practices: The Art of Detecting Deception": This session will trace the use of various ways of detecting deception from medieval times to our most current practices, taking special note of the folly and facts surrounding our ability to actually detect human deception. Includes a glimpse into neuroscience.

Michael Remmert

KPMG

Michael is an Audit Manager in KPMG's Audit practice in the Kansas City office. He has over 5 years of experience providing professional audit services to a variety of clients in several different industries in accordance with U.S. GAAP as well as regulatory requirements for his public clients. He is currently focused on serving clients in a multitude of industries ranging from telecommunication to consumer markets. He has a thorough understanding of technical industry guidance for the clients he serves. His audit experience includes SEC filings, private financial statements, public offering preparation, comfort letters and fresh start accounting.

Michael prides himself as a proven leader within his engagement teams and local office. In addition to serving as a Data & Analytics Champion and National Instructor, he is involved with the office's local action committee and recruitment. Michael also serves as a mentor to several individuals at the senior and staff level.

Presentation Title & Description:
"Into to Data Analytics/ Little Data - Start with Excel Across the Curriculum": The presentation will cover the evolution of the audit and the role data and analytics now plays in how companies, auditors and consultants review financial data. The presentation will also focus on how students can best prepare themselves for accounting positions using data and analytics.

Dr. Jennifer Riley, CPA (Colorado)

William C. Hockett Associate Professor
Director, MAcc Program
University of Nebraska - Omaha

Dr. Jennifer Riley is an associate professor of accounting at the University Of Nebraska - Omaha. She earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration-Accounting from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and earned an MBA from UMKC. She teaches accounting information systems and managerial accounting, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Riley's research interests include judgment and decision-making, and the interaction of people and technology in the workplace. Dr. Riley's pedagogical research work examines the use of active learning techniques, and the integration of information technology concepts into accounting information systems education. She currently serves as the Director of the Masters of Accounting program at UNO. Prior to joining UNO in 2007, Dr. Riley was a member of the accounting faculty of St. Louis University. Her professional experience includes public accounting as an auditor, and industry work as a financial analyst and controller. She maintains an active CPA license from Colorado.

Presentation Title & Description:
"Into to Data Analytics/ Little Data - Start with Excel Across the Curriculum": This session is based on feedback from professionals at a recent Excel conference. The discussion topics will include Excel tips and exercises that can be used from the first Financial Accounting course through the last Graduate Accounting course. Participants in the panel session will walk away with activities that can be used or modified for their own courses. The panelist will represent diverse course coverage and teaching styles.

Tim Rogers

Business Professor
Ozarks Technical College - Springfield, MO

Tim is a Business Professor at Ozarks Technical College in Springfield, MO. Prior to teaching he worked in several different industries. The first part of his career was spent in the airline industry. Tim worked for United Airlines for a number of years as an operations supervisor and then spent several years with Northwest Airlines and Delta Airlines in a similar capacity. He also has started and operated two small businesses, one in internet wholesaling and another in baggage/cargo delivery for the airline industry. The last part of his non-academic career was spent as a stockbroker / financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments. He holds an undergraduate degree, B.B.A., in Marketing and Management from Evangel University in Springfield, MO, an M.B.A. from the University of North Dakota, and is nearing completion on a Doctorate from Lindenwood University, St. Louis.

Tim has a strong interest in the airline industry, and that influenced his decision to write strategic management case studies in that field. In 2002, a strategic management case study of United Airlines was published in the North American Case Research Association Journal (NACRA). His course load at the college includes: Principles of Business (traditional and online), Principles of Management (traditional and online), and Strategic Management (traditional and online), Personal Finance (traditional and online).

Tim currently reside in Springfield, MO, with his wife and my two beautiful daughters. He enjoys flying and holds his pilot’s license. His hobbies include flying, traveling, cultural and religious studies, home construction, and classic car restoration.

Presentation Title & Description:
"Can Netflix Improve Student Performance? ": The world of adaptive technology has emerged in classrooms over the last two decades. The use of algorithm-based programs, such as Netflix, has created an environment that allows personalized learning to become possible even in classrooms that contain more and more students. The presentation will provide a background of adaptive technology, its ability to provide personalized learning to students, and pedagogical best-practices for instructors to use in order to see performance impacts.

Dr. Tammie Schaefer

Assistant Professor
Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri - Kansas City

Tammie Schaefer is an assistant professor of accounting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Henry W. Bloch School of Management. Schaefer received her B.S. in accounting in 2005, as well as her MBA in 2006, both from Rockhurst University. She will receive her Ph.D. in accounting in May 2013 from the University of South Carolina.

Schaefer's current research interests include judgment and decision making in accounting, auditor-to-auditor interactions, auditor-tax professional interactions and auditor negotiations. She received her Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) in 2008.

Additionally, Schaefer is a member of American Accounting Association, AICPA Accounting Doctoral Student (ADS) Program, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Presentation Title & Description:
It's More Than Just Audit: (Partnering with the IIA)

David Seay

KPMG

David is a partner and the audit practice leader for the Kansas City office. He has 25 years of experience serving consumer products, manufacturing, insurance brokerage, technology, retail, real estate, and automotive/transportation industries.

David has provided professional audit services to several large multinational clients in accordance with PCAOB requirements and U.S. GAAP. His audit experience ranges from numerous SEC filings, carve-out financial statements, initial public offerings, and registration statements to the successful coordination of multiple teams around the globe performing integrated audit services. He has a thorough understanding of SEC rules, and has been involved in numerous debt and equity offerings.

David serves on the boards of the Barstow School and the City of Fountains Foundation. He also serves as the Bloch School Accounting Advisory Board President.

Presentation Title & Description:
"Into to Data Analytics/ Little Data - Start with Excel Across the Curriculum": The presentation will cover the evolution of the audit and the role data and analytics now plays in how companies, auditors and consultants review financial data. The presentation will also focus on how students can best prepare themselves for accounting positions using data and analytics.

Dr. Wayne Thomas

John T. Steed Chair and Professor of Accounting
John T. Steed School of Accounting, University of Oklahoma

Wayne Thomas earned his undergraduate degree at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and his PhD in accounting from Oklahoma State University in 1996. After spending four years at the University of Utah, he joined the University of Oklahoma in 2000. He co-authors Intermediate Accounting 8e with David Spiceland, Jim Sepe, and Mark Nelson (McGraw-Hill). He also co-authors Financial Accounting 4e with David Spiceland and Don Herrmann (McGraw-Hill).

Professor Thomas has primarily taught Financial Accounting and Intermediate Accounting. He particularly enjoys teaching Financing Accounting to nearly 600 students each year, where he gets to help students take their first look at accounting. Last fall, one of those students was his daughter, making that his favorite semester of all. Professor Thomas' teaching also includes having chaired or been a member of over 25 PhD student dissertations. Professor Thomas' research focuses on financial accounting issues related to the impact of reporting and disclosure practices on capital market participants. From 2008 to 2011, he served as an Editor for The Accounting Review. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife Julee and four kids, Olivia, Jake, Eli and Luke. In his free time, he enjoys basketball, tennis, golf, ping pong, and crossword puzzles.

Presentation Title & Description:
"Helping Students See Relevance in Financial Accounting Courses." This session will offer a critical perspective on the role of financial accounting in our society and using real-world examples and other techniques to enhance learning. This presentation will also discuss recent accounting standards that will affect the way we teaching financial and intermediate accounting.

Jeff Wright

Executive Professor of Accounting
Helzberg School of Management, Rockhurst University

Jeff Wright joined the faculty of Rockhurst University four years ago and teaches Financial, Managerial and Intermediate Accounting as well as Accounting Information Systems. He is also very actively involved in career and professional development with students at Rockhurst. Jeff spent the prior thirty years at Johnson County Community College as an Accounting Professor and now holds the title of Professor Emeritus there. Jeff's first teaching position was at the University of Kansas as an Associate Instructor of Accounting. Jeff also has diverse experience as a practitioner. He was a member of the audit staff at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell (KPMG) where he left as a Senior Accountant, was the first corporate controller for Beaver Creek Resort Company in Colorado and was a cost engineer/project auditor on the Trans Alaska Pipeline. Jeff is a CPA and has a B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration and an M.B.A. from the University of Kansas.

Presentation Title & Description:
"Changing Student Perceptions and Growing Your Accounting Program". In the ongoing attempt to draw high quality/high potential students into the accounting program and ultimately into the profession, we have found some things that are working to do just that. This presentation will share what students are telling us and why they have chosen to pursue a career in accounting. It will also be a look forward to how we build on this and where we go from here.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
816-235-2215

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