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2017 Speaker Biographies

Markus Ahrens, CPA, CGMA

Department Chair, Accounting & Legal Studies
St. Louis Community College-Meramec

Markus Ahrens joined the Accounting & Legal Studies Department at St. Louis Community College-Meramec in 2001 and currently serves as the department chair. Prior to his teaching career, he worked as an accountant for 15 years.

Markus has received national awards for his teaching and his innovation in the classroom, including most recently, the 2016 American Accounting Association / J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook / Deloitte Foundation Prize. In addition, Markus is the proud recipient of the AICPA Bea Sanders Innovation Award in Teaching Introductory Accounting Courses and the Innovation of the Year awarded by the League for Innovation. His primary research interests are experiential learning in accounting education and student engagement utilizing technology. In addition, Markus co-founded TeachingandLearningToolbox.com, a free website dedicated to providing educators with up-to-date teaching and learning resources "where technology connects with pedagogy to raise the learning bar."

Currently, Markus serves as a Trustee for the Missouri Society of CPA's Education Foundation Board and is a past Trustee for the for American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Foundation Board. In addition, Markus is the Council Chair-Elect for the American Accounting Association. Markus served as the 2014-2016 President for the Two-Year Section of the American Accounting Association and is the past-chair for the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting. Furthermore, Markus serves on the AICPA Pre-Certification Education Executive Committee. In 2010, Markus served as president for the Missouri Association of Accounting Educators. Markus is a member of the Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges, Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Experiential Education organizations.

Presentation Title and Description:
Using Technology in Today's Classroom to Engage Students and Raise the Learning Bar
Examine how today's millennials students are engaged with technology tools every day, using mobile devices to text, tweet, post on social media, download and use apps, take selfies, "Google" and become "LinkedIn". See how these students' constant engagement with technology in their personal lives has transcended into the classroom as an important element of the learning experience. This session will discuss how 21st century educators need to thrive, not merely survive, when using technology in courses. Whether you teach face-to-face, online or in a blended format, learn ways to incorporate technology with pedagogy, using Blooms Taxonomy, in order to improve engagement and raise the learning bar.

Charla Bushkofsky

Senior Manager, Ernst and Young - Kansas City, MO
Chapter Vice President, Accounting and Finance Womens Alliance of Kansas City

Mrs. Bushkofsky is actively involved with the Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA), Kansas City, MO Chapter. The AFWA's mission is to "enable women in all accounting and finance fields to achieve their full potential and to contribute to their profession." She has held a variety of leadership positions in the Kansas City Chapter and continues to advocate for women in accounting.

Mrs. Bushkofsky has over nine years of experience providing tax compliance and advisory services to clients in many industries, including retail, engineering and transportation. Mrs. Bushkofsky has worked on several large tax engagements, giving her valuable experience with federal, state and foreign compliance issues. She also has extensive experience in income tax accounting (ASC 740/FAS 109), including advanced concepts such as purchase accounting, intra-period tax allocations and documentation of internal controls around income taxes. In her GCR role, Mrs. Bushkofsky has also coordinated global tax compliance efforts with numerous foreign offices of Ernst & Young to provide reliable and dedicated services, ensuring the clients' needs and requests related to their global operations are considered and addressed in a prompt manner.

Session:
"Improving Diversity in Accounting - Fostering a Partnership between Accounting Academics and Professionals in Greater Kansas City."
The accounting profession has been unsuccessful in achieving diversity goals. As accounting academics and professionals, we have a unique opportunity to improve these results in the greater Kansas City Region. The discussion topics will include the status of diversity in accounting - with an emphasis on our region, why achieving diversity matters, suggestions for improving diversity in accounting programs and organizations, improving the perception of accounting in our minority communities, and partnering with the profession to improve the lives of minority accountants. Panelists from academia and industry will share their insights. Participants in the panel session will have a better understanding of the opportunities available to enhance diversity in accounting programs and professional organizations.

Kaytlynn Clemons

MBA Graduate Assistant
Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies
University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg, MO

Ms. Clemons is in her final semester in the Masters of Business Administration program, where she pursuing a specialty in Marketing and Public Relations. Her professional experience includes helping businesses improve and serve their customers through marketing research at The Service Management Group.

Ms. Clemons is involved with Missouri Girls State, a program of the American Legion Auxiliary. The program aims to develop the leaders of tomorrow to become outstanding leaders and citizens. Participants will gain a greater understanding of what it means to be women of excellence, specifically in business through instructional workshops and hands on learning activities. In addition, she mentors youth in the Kansas City Community.

Session:
"Improving Diversity in Accounting - Fostering a Partnership between Accounting Academics and Professionals in Greater Kansas City."
The accounting profession has been unsuccessful in achieving diversity goals. As accounting academics and professionals, we have a unique opportunity to improve these results in the greater Kansas City Region. The discussion topics will include the status of diversity in accounting - with an emphasis on our region, why achieving diversity matters, suggestions for improving diversity in accounting programs and organizations, improving the perception of accounting in our minority communities, and partnering with the profession to improve the lives of minority accountants. Panelists from academia and industry will share their insights. Participants in the panel session will have a better understanding of the opportunities available to enhance diversity in accounting programs and professional organizations.

Melanie Coleman

Presentation Title and Description:
Working with your advisory board - Practical Ethical Dilemmas
It's All About the Gray... meaning, professionals will face many ethical dilemmas in their careers. The black and white are easy and not personally all the challenging. The reality is 90% of the dilemmas were in the gray zone. That's the space no one really prepares you for.

Dr. Ann C. Dzuranin

Associate Professor
Northern Illinois University

Dr. Ann C. Dzuranin is an associate professor at Northern Illinois University. She earned her B.S. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, her MBA from New York University, and her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. Ann is a CPA (NJ) and has 15 years of experience in both public and corporate accounting.

Dr. Dzuranin teaches Accounting Information Systems, Intermediate Cost Management, and has recently developed a "Data Analytics in Accounting" course for the NIU Accountancy undergraduate program. She has also developed two CPE course on Data Analytics for Becker Professional Development Corporation.

Dr. Dzuranin has been invited to present on the topic of Data Analytics and Accounting at both academic and professional conferences including the AACSB Annual Accreditation Conference, American Accounting Association conferences, the IMA Annual Conference, the APLG/FSA Annual Conference, and the FSA/Deloitte Faculty Consortium as well as a webinar sponsored by the American Accounting Association. Her presentations have reached over 1500 people in the last 15 months with more than 30 universities requesting more information regarding NIU's approach to incorporating data analytics into the curriculum.

Presentation Titles and Descriptions:
Big Data in Financial, Managerial, Audit, Tax, and beyond
This session will explore how data analytics and big data are being used in the accounting profession. Learn how you can better prepare yourself and your students to succeed in today's data driven workplace. Participants will leave with a better understanding of what data analysis skills their students need and how these skills can be easily embedded in existing accounting courses.

Get Hands-On with Tableau
Data visualization is more than just a new corporate buzz word. The ability to gain insight from visualizing large datasets is a skill that is becoming increasingly important. As a senior manager from Deloitte put it "Data visualization software skills will become as important as Excel skills within the next 5 years". This session will introduce you to one of the most common visualization software packages used in businesses today. Participants will work on exercises that they can then use in class with their students.

Rich Gallagher

Director of Content - Examinations - Public Accounting AICPA

Having joined the organization in December 2014, he leads a team of CPAs in the development and monitoring of the Uniform CPA Examination. Most recently, Rich played a key role in the organization's CPA Examination Practice Analysis, a comprehensive research project designed to assess the knowledge and skills required of newly licensed CPAs. This project resulted in the next version CPA Examination that will launch on April 1, 2017.

For newly 40 years, Rich worked as a CPA, retiring from Ernst & Young's New York City-based National Professional Practice Group in June 2014. In this role, Rich supported engagement teams and their clients in resolving complex accounting and auditing issues. He also served as Engagement Quality Review Partner on many of EYs New York- and New Jersey-based clients. Prior to the national office, Rich was a client-handling partner based in the firm's MetroPark, New Jersey office. He has been a frequent instructor focusing on new accounting pronouncements, evolving audit matters and IFRS. Rich began his career in Arthur Young's Newark office in 1976.

Rich attended Villanova University from 1972 through 1974 and graduated from St. Peter's College in 1976. He also was an Adjunct Instructor in St. Peter's Accountancy program in the 1980s.

Presentation Title and Description:
The Future of the CPA Exam and the Profession

The next version of the Uniform CPA Examination launches on April 1 and includes the most substantive changes in more than a decade. Will your students be ready? Learn about the changes and how you can strengthen your students' higher-order skills using the new Examination Blueprints. Also gain insight about efforts to boost the CPA pipeline and encourage the next generation of professionals to become CPAs.

Paul R. Goodchild, Ph.D., CPA

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

Dr. Goodchild represents the AACSB Accredited School of Accountancy at the University of Central Missouri (UCM). He earned his Ph.D. in Accounting and Master of Accounting and Taxation, from the University of Connecticut. His professional experience includes positions in audit and advisory services, at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP; and, financial accounting, in the Financial Reporting Department at United Technologies Corporation. He is registered as a CPA in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Dr. Goodchild teaches Managerial, Intermediate, and Financial Analysis in the Undergraduate, Masters of Accountancy, and MBA programs. His research interests include diversity in accounting, accounting education, managerial and investor decision-making, and financial reporting disclosure.

Dr. Goodchild maintains active service to the accounting profession by representing UCM on the Legislation and Government Advocacy Committee and the Diversity Committee for the Missouri Society of CPAs. He also serves as the faculty communication contact for the Institute of Managerial Accountants of Kansas City. In addition, he works with recent accounting alumni, as the Co-Founder and Faculty Advisor for the School of Accountancy's Young Alumni Advisory Board. His service to UCM includes roles on the HCBPS Scholarship Committee, MBA Committee, and University Technology Committee.

Session:
"Improving Diversity in Accounting - Fostering a Partnership between Accounting Academics and Professionals in Greater Kansas City."
The accounting profession has been unsuccessful in achieving diversity goals. As accounting academics and professionals, we have a unique opportunity to improve these results in the greater Kansas City Region. The discussion topics will include the status of diversity in accounting - with an emphasis on our region, why achieving diversity matters, suggestions for improving diversity in accounting programs and organizations, improving the perception of accounting in our minority communities, and partnering with the profession to improve the lives of minority accountants. Panelists from academia and industry will share their insights. Participants in the panel session will have a better understanding of the opportunities available to enhance diversity in accounting programs and professional organizations.

Andrew Grow

Director of Outreach and Business Development
Missouri Society of CPAs

Andrew is the Director of Outreach and Business Development with the Missouri Society of CPAs, based in St. Louis. In his current role, his primary accountabilities are: 1) membership growth through B2B and event engagements, and 2) new business channel development. Andrew travels to firms, businesses, and educational institutions throughout Missouri to speak with firm partners, business controllers, and university students about high-profile profession issues. In addition, Andrew works with stakeholder groups such as the AICPA, NASBA, review course providers, and other accounting-centric organizations to help drive new business opportunities for members.

Prior to joining the Missouri Society, Andrew's career has been in the publishing industry. Most recently, Andrew managed a team of product developers at the AICPA. He has worked with some of the most prominent authors in the profession, building college textbooks, professional literature, and program curricula, including the Certified Global Management Accounting (CGMA) designation.

Andrew holds bachelor and master degrees in English Literature, and is a graduate of Mizzou and UMSL.

Session:
Accounting Pipeline - Students to CPAs
There are more US graduates holding accounting-related degrees than ever before, and yet since 2010 the quantity of new CPA examinees has continued to remain static. This session seeks to uncover the factors impacting that trend, and how your students are approaching a CPA-bound career track strategy. Topics covered will include CPA pipeline statistics, impact factors, and trend analyses with a focus on student experiences at the college level.

Dr. Someswar Kesh, Ph.D.

Chair, Computer Information Systems
Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies
University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg, MO

Dr. Kesh teaches courses in Data Communications and Networking, Information Security, Database Management Systems, Information Systems Architecture and, Web Development.

Dr. Kesh believes in a student-centric teaching philosophy and encourages student involvement both in and out of the classroom. Students are encouraged to further their learning through research, laboratory exercises as well as visit to companies. He frequently discusses the teaching material with various employers.

Dr. Kesh has published over 35 research papers in various peer-reviewed journals as well as international and national conferences. He has presented seminars in many conferences as well as in universities and schools abroad. His research interests are in the areas of Information Security, Risk Management, Health-care Information Systems and Knowledge Management.

Session:
"Improving Diversity in Accounting - Fostering a Partnership between Accounting Academics and Professionals in Greater Kansas City."
The accounting profession has been unsuccessful in achieving diversity goals. As accounting academics and professionals, we have a unique opportunity to improve these results in the greater Kansas City Region. The discussion topics will include the status of diversity in accounting - with an emphasis on our region, why achieving diversity matters, suggestions for improving diversity in accounting programs and organizations, improving the perception of accounting in our minority communities, and partnering with the profession to improve the lives of minority accountants. Panelists from academia and industry will share their insights. Participants in the panel session will have a better understanding of the opportunities available to enhance diversity in accounting programs and professional organizations.

Tondeé Lutterman

National Industry Partner - Not-for-Profit, Government & Higher Education
BKD, LLP

As the National Industry Partner for BKD's National Not-for-Profit, Higher Education and Government Groups, Ms. Lutterman is responsible for developing BKD's vision and strategic growth initiatives for the industry. She oversees a team of more than 300 advisors who serve approximately 2,000 clients. In addition, Ms. Lutterman has 17 years experience providing audit and consulting services to educational institutions, foundations, associations and other charitable organizations. She assists clients in identifying best practices, benchmarking, financial reporting, governance issues, operational reviews and internal controls. Ms. Lutterman is actively involved in the community, serving on various Boards of Directors and not-for-profit committees.

Session:
"Improving Diversity in Accounting - Fostering a Partnership between Accounting Academics and Professionals in Greater Kansas City."
The accounting profession has been unsuccessful in achieving diversity goals. As accounting academics and professionals, we have a unique opportunity to improve these results in the greater Kansas City Region. The discussion topics will include the status of diversity in accounting - with an emphasis on our region, why achieving diversity matters, suggestions for improving diversity in accounting programs and organizations, improving the perception of accounting in our minority communities, and partnering with the profession to improve the lives of minority accountants. Panelists from academia and industry will share their insights. Participants in the panel session will have a better understanding of the opportunities available to enhance diversity in accounting programs and professional organizations.

Jimmy P. Mohler , CPA

Ms. Mohler holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from St. Louis University, and has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant since 1981. Since 1998, Ms. Mohler has served as intermittent advisor on projects for the U.S. Agency for International Development and more recently for the U.S. Treasury. She serves in both domestic and international settings--providing course development, instruction and on-the-job training for financial institutions and financial institution regulators. Ms. Mohler provides policy and design for financial recordkeeping/reporting, and conducts management studies and compliance assessments.

Earlier career highlights include work for U.S. Federal bank regulatory agencies, years as a partner at Mayer Hoffman McCann accounting firm, and tenure as a professor of business administration and accounting. This background led to her appointment to the American Institute of CPA's Banking Committee for a three year term, and to a two-year appointment as a Professional Accounting Fellow for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington DC. She is an inductee into Phi Beta Delta, the Honor Society for International Scholars.

Presentation Title and Description:
"January - Montevideo; April - Banjul: Accounting and Finance Opportunities in Developing and Post-War Nations." By sharing highlights of overseas assignments for the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Treasury, Ms. Mohler paints an alternative accounting career path for those teaching and advising students. These experiences can be incorporated as cases/activities for class – challenging students to tackle non-traditional infrastructure constraints.

Roger Philipp, CPA, CGMA

Lead Instructor
Roger CPA Review

For over 28 years, Roger Philipp, CPA, CGMA has motivated aspiring accountants to pass the CPA Exam. As the lead instructor for Roger CPA Review, Roger connects multiple content specifications from differing areas within the discipline to deliver a comprehensive understanding of the Audit, Business Environment & Concepts, Financial Accounting & Reporting, and Regulation sections of the CPA Exam.

Throughout the program, Roger breaks down difficult accounting topics into simplified concepts. His renowned memory aids include creative mnemonics and humorous anecdotes that help students retain vital information in a fun and interesting way-improving students' recall on exam day. Leading a team of CPA Exam experts, Roger is the lead author of the Roger CPA Review course textbooks, ensuring lectures and texts are cohesive, and focus only on what students need to know to pass the CPA Exam. Many faculty across the country have adopted Roger's motivational instructional method, known as The Roger MethodTM. This effective teaching practice has helped to increase university students' knowledge of and interest in the CPA designation.

Roger attended California State University - Northridge, and went on to work for Deloitte and Touche until he decided to follow his passion for educational instruction. Working as a lead instructor for well-known review courses, Roger later branched off to spearhead a new review course, founding Roger CPA Review in 2001.

In 2014, Roger was honored in Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People in Public Accounting.

When Roger is not helping thousands of CPA hopefuls pass the CPA Exam, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children at home in San Francisco, CA.

Presentation Title & Description
Teaching, Motivating and Engaging the Next Generation of Accounting Grads
With over 35,000 hours of teaching experience, both online and in traditional settings, Roger Philipp CPA, CGMA will present on industry leading teaching practices that engage all students, regardless of the venue. He will share how technology has not only changed the educational environment, but has also shifted student expectations of their instructor.

Charlotte Roberts

Vice President of E-Learning
Roger CPA Review

Charlotte Roberts is the Vice President of E-Learning at Roger CPA Review, where she has performed a variety of roles over the past 12 years. In 2013, she founded the E-Learning Department with the sole intent of making CPA Exam material more accessible to accounting professors. Charlotte's multifaceted prospective and deep knowledge of the business led her to identify the need to expose accounting students to the CPA exam earlier in their education. By establishing relationships with accounting professionals and professors, she expanded Roger CPA Review's role in undergraduate accounting education. Throughout her efforts, Charlotte has remained committed to creating an impactful learning experience that helps aspiring accountants achieve career success.

This initiative, among many, spearheaded by Charlotte has been vital to the company's continued growth and success. And consequently, established Charlotte as a leading voice in the accounting industry.

Charlotte attended California State-Long Beach where she received her B.A. in Speech Communication: Interpersonal & Organizational Communication. She currently resides in Brentwood, CA with her husband, Tyson, and their two children. Charlotte remains an active member of the American Accounting Association and enjoys traveling to events with her family along for the ride.

Presentation Title & Description
Free CPA Exam resources, easily integrated into your curriculum- including videos, provided by Roger CPA Review.
The presentation will showcase the wide variety of free curriculum supplements offered by RCPAR, including CPA Exam topic videos, questions and eTextbook resources. Benefits include: nurturing early CPA Exam comprehension for students, flipped classroom/hybrid resources, and new ways to teach topics that are difficult to explain or new to your curriculum.

Jibri Ross

Undergraduate Student
Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies
University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg, MO

Ms. Ross is a sophomore in the Bachelors of Science in Administration program, where she is pursuing a specialty in Accounting. She is interested in improving diversity within the accounting industry. She is an active alumnus of St. Louis Internship program, an internship program for high school students in the St. Louis area and she serves as an ambassador for St. Louis Public School District. She served as the class Vice President at Carnahan High School.

Ms. Ross worked at The American Family Insurance - Ted Wheeler Agency, Nurses for Newborns Foundation, and Veteran Affairs Medical Hospital - St. Louis Missouri.

Session:
"Improving Diversity in Accounting - Fostering a Partnership between Accounting Academics and Professionals in Greater Kansas City."
The accounting profession has been unsuccessful in achieving diversity goals. As accounting academics and professionals, we have a unique opportunity to improve these results in the greater Kansas City Region. The discussion topics will include the status of diversity in accounting - with an emphasis on our region, why achieving diversity matters, suggestions for improving diversity in accounting programs and organizations, improving the perception of accounting in our minority communities, and partnering with the profession to improve the lives of minority accountants. Panelists from academia and industry will share their insights. Participants in the panel session will have a better understanding of the opportunities available to enhance diversity in accounting programs and professional organizations.

Cathy Scott, PhD

Professor of Accounting
Accounting Program Department Chair
Navarro College

Cathy Scott is currently a Professor of Accounting and Accounting Program Department Chair at Navarro College. Cathy has spoken on numerous occasions about effectively using technology in the classroom, improving online education and engaging students with activity learning.

Cathy currently serves as the AAA Two-Year College Vice President and Council Member. She is also a board member for TACTYC (Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges). Additionally, Cathy is an author of a College Accounting textbook with a career focused approach. Furthermore, Cathy co-founded TeachingandLearningToolbox.com, a free website dedicated to providing educators with up-to-date teaching and learning resources "where technology connects with pedagogy to raise the learning bar."

Cathy is a proud recipient of the Texas Society of CPA's Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, the American Accounting Association's Two-Year College Educator of the Year Award, and Navarro College's Teaching of Excellence Award.

Presentation Title and Description:
Using Technology in Today's Classroom to Engage Students and Raise the Learning Bar
Examine how today's millennials students are engaged with technology tools every day, using mobile devices to text, tweet, post on social media, download and use apps, take selfies, "Google" and become "LinkedIn". See how these students' constant engagement with technology in their personal lives has transcended into the classroom as an important element of the learning experience. This session will discuss how 21st century educators need to thrive, not merely survive, when using technology in courses. Whether you teach face-to-face, online or in a blended format, learn ways to incorporate technology with pedagogy, using Blooms Taxonomy, in order to improve engagement and raise the learning bar.

Frank M. Sorokach

Instructor - Business and Economics
Pennsylvania State University

Frank M. Sorokach is an Instructor of Business and Economics at the Penn State University Worthington Scranton campus where he teaches project management, business strategy, economics, risk management, and marketing courses. He has over fifteen years of experience teaching in higher education and over twenty years of applied management and business ownership experience in varied disciplines, including sales, marketing, technology, and risk management.

In addition to his position at Penn State Worthington Scranton, Frank is the lead instructor and course designer for MIS 204 on the Penn State World Campus. This is the largest course in the top-ranked online program. As the lead instructor, Frank is responsible for continually evolving the course, onboarding new instructors, and resolving issues that arise within the operation of the course.

Because his experience is broad in nature, Frank's research interests include business process management, technology integration, risk, and business disruption. He is specifically focused on the application of new concepts, systems, and technologies to improve business processes. This includes the integration of not only technology, but also new management theory in both the workplace and the education environment.

Presentation Title and Description:
Simnet for Excel - Developing a Real-World Scenario to Teach Microsoft Excel

SIMnet is a tool that allows you to customize your curriculum to teach Microsoft Excel in a way that transcends a typical textbook. It allows multiple delivery options for teaching students how to use the application in a customized way. SIMnet goes beyond the simple electronic book format and provides an environment of reinforcement for students to learn Excel in a traditional book format, an interactive book format, a simulated environment, and utilizing hands-on activities.

Frank Sorokach will explain how he uses SIMnet from McGraw-Hill to create a real-world scenario for students to learn the functional aspects of Excel. He will also explain how the software can significantly minimize academic integrity issues, fortify grading consistency, and increase the effectiveness of outcomes expectations for your students.

Carol Yacht

Author
McGraw-Hill Education

Carol's teaching career includes being on the faculties of California State University-Los Angeles, Yavapai College, West Los Angeles College, and Beverly Hills High School. During a 40-year teaching career, Carol taught first and second year accounting courses, accounting information systems, and computer accounting. She contributes regularly to professional journals and is Editor of the American Accounting Association's Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum section's The Accounting Educator. Carol serves on TLC's Research, Hall of Honor, and Outstanding Instructional Contribution Awards Committee. In 2005, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from AAA's Two-Year College Section. While teaching in California, Carol received the Business Education Leadership Award. In 2002, Delta Pi Epsilon, the Business Education Honorary Society, recognized Carol as a Distinguished Author.

Since 1989, Carol's textbooks have been published by McGraw-Hill. Carol authors computer accounting textbooks for QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, and Sage Peachtree. She is a board member of the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance, worked for IBM Corporation as an education specialist and served on the AAA Commons Editorial Board. She is a frequent speaker at state, regional, and national conventions.

Carol earned an MA degree from California State University-Los Angeles, BS degree from the University of New Mexico, and AS degree from Temple University. Carol lives in Jerome, AZ. She is active in her community and is chair of the Board of Adjustments. Jerome is on the national register of historic places.

Presentation Title and Description:
How does Technology Integration Impact the Accounting Curriculum and Accreditation?
Carol will share with you the impact of two changes in the accounting curriculum:

  1. Technology integration is part of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation. How does the AACSB's Standard 7 impact transfer classes at two-year colleges and accounting courses at universities?
  2. Cloud software, for example, Intuit's QuickBooks Online, Sage One, Microsoft Dynamics. How does cloud computing impact the curriculum?

As many of you may know, Carol has worked with accounting software for a long time. Of particular instructional focus for her is how accounting concepts and information systems can work together to enhance learning. The accounting model and the information systems model have commonalities and Carol would like to explore that with you. Today's agenda includes:

  • AACSB Standard 7: implications and suggestions.
  • What is the information systems model and what is its connection to the accounting model?
  • Can Bloom's taxonomy be applied to critical thinking skills?
  • Can QuickBooks be used to improve transaction analysis?
  • Software certifications.
  • Q/A/Discussion

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