Alumni Perspectives

Graduates of the Ph.D. Accounting program have gone on to become academics and researchers at some of the world’s most prominent institutions. Read their stories below:




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Chad Stefaniak, CPA, Ph.D. '09
Cramer Research Fellow, Associate Professor of Accounting, Darla Moore School of Business

"...Alabama will help you achieve whatever heights you desire to achieve and are willing to work towards. I am confident that with hard work you could go to any institution after graduating from the Alabama Ph.D. program."





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Amanda Beck, CPA, Ph.D. '16
Visiting Research Associate, Lecturer, McDonough School of Business

"...I am confident that the Alabama Ph.D. program prepared me for a successful academic career."



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Emily Blum

Undergraduate School and Degree:
University of Massachusettes, Amherst. BBA in Accounting
Previous Working Experience: Audit Senior Associate, Grant Thornton
Research Focus: Auditor Judgement and Decision Making
Current University: Texas A&M University

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James Lawson

Undergraduate School and Degree:
Wingate University, Bachelor of Arts in English
Graduate School and Degree Title:
Wake Forest University, Master of Science in Accountancy
Previous Work Experience: Tax Associate, DHG
Research Focus: Policy and Standard Setting
Current University: Bucknell University


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Julie Mercado

Undergraduate School and Degree:
Oral Roberts University, BS in Marketing
Graduate School and Degree Title:
Northeastern State University, MS in Accounting & Financial Analysis
Previous Work Experience:
Instructor of Accounting, Northeastern State University
Research Focus:
Governance, Ethics, and Donor Decision-Making in Nonprofit Organizations
Current University: Boise State University

 


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Ranier Robinson

Undergraduate School and Degree:
Arizona State University, BS in Accounting
Graduate School and Degree Title:
Arizona State University, Masters of Accounting and Information Systems
Previous Work Experience:
Director of Accounting, Greater Phoenix Enterprises
Research Focus:
Financial Reporting, Earnings Management, Manager Compensation
Current University: Providence College

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Daniel Street

Undergraduate School and Degree:
Kennesaw State University, BBA in Accounting
Graduate School and Degree Title: Kennesaw State University, MAcc
Previous Work Experience:
Senior Business Value Analyst, Manheim Auto Auctions
Research Focus: Institutional Investors, Corporate Governance,
Investor Myopia, and Real Earnings Payments
Current University: Bucknell University

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