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  • AAA HQ
    Mary E. Barth, Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting at...
    featured session posted September 13, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    Global Engagement and Perspectives
    Wednesday Luncheon, August 7, 2013 ~ 12:00pm–1:45pm

    Mary E. Barth is the Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining Stanford, she was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School and an audit partner in Arthur Andersen & Co. Mary’s research focuses on financial accounting and reporting issues, particularly topics of interest to accounting standard setters. Her research has received the AAA Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, the AAA Competitive Manuscript Award and, twice each, the AAA/Deloitte Wildman Medal Award and the AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Best Paper Award. In addition, she has received the AAA International Section Outstanding International Accounting Educator Award. Mary has served the AAA as President-Elect, Vice President, and as the chair and a member of several committees. She currently is an Editor of Management Science and on the editorial boards of several journals, and was an Associate Editor of The Accounting Review.

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    Brian J. Bushee, Gilbert and Shelly Harrison Professor of...
    featured session posted September 13, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    The Future of Accounting Teaching/Learning
    Wednesday Plenary, August 7, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am

    Brian J. Bushee is the Gilbert and Shelly Harrison Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Wharton in 2000, he was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. He has also worked as a Senior Credit Analyst for CoreStates Financial Corp. and as a National Office Researcher for Coopers and Lybrand L.L.P. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and A.B. from Duke University. His research focuses on the impact of information intermediaries—such as institutional investors and the business press—on corporate disclosure decisions and on the stock market pricing of information. His dissertation won the American Accounting Association’s Competitive Manuscript Award. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting ResearchJournal of Accounting and EconomicsThe Accounting Review, and Review of Accounting Studies. He teaches an MBA elective called Problems in Financial Reporting and is launching a Coursera course called An Introduction to Financial Accounting in 2013. In 2009, he won the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award, which is awarded to the one faculty member "who has exemplified outstanding teaching quality during the last year."

  • AAA HQ
    Jorge Cham, Writer and Artist
    featured session posted September 13, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    Hidden Opportunities
    Tuesday Luncheon, August 5, 2013 ~ 12:00pm–1:45pm

    Jorge Cham is the writer and artist of Piled Higher and Deeper, a comic strip about life, or the lack thereof, in academia. Often called "the Dilbert of Academia," the PHD Comics website receives over 8 million visitors a year. Additionally, it has appeared in The Stanford Daily, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University and Caltech newspapers and it has appeared or been featured in the journal Nature, Science Magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, IEEE Potentials magazine among others. It has also been linked to by USA Today's, The NY Times and The Washington Post's websites.

    Jorge was a Research Associate at Caltech from 2003-2005 and obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, specializing in Robotics. His research at Stanford focused on dynamic legged "biomimetic" robots that incorporate novel manufacturing technologies and design lessons from biology. The resulting prototypes are among the fastest recorded running robots ever created (for their size), and achieve robust locomotion with no sensory feedback.

  • AAA HQ
    Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies LLC
    featured session posted September 13, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    The Future of Academic Research
    Tuesday Plenary, August 6, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am

    With both an Executive MBA (Emory University) and an MLS (Florida State University), Judy Luther created Informed Strategies to bring a customer-oriented perspective to the design and development of electronic products and services. Prior to consulting she managed sales at the Institute for Scientific Information (creator of the Impact Factor) and at the Faxon Company (a subscription agent), preceded by a career managing academic libraries (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Stetson University).

    Active professionally she was CoChair of the NISO Working Group that created SERU (Shared Electronic Resources Understanding) as a Best Practice to streamline licensing of content that has been adopted globally and she led the creation of the Juried Product Development Forums to collect buyer feedback on new products during the Charleston Conference.

  • AAA HQ
    Michael C. Jensen, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business...
    featured session posted September 13, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    The Future of Academic Research | The Future of Accounting Teaching/Learning
    Tuesday Plenary, August 6, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am | Wednesday Plenary, August 7, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am

    Professor Jensen (Ph.D., University of Chicago 1967) has authored more than 100 scientific papers in addition to numerous articles, comments, and editorials on a wide range of economic, finance and business-related topics. See his Harvard Business School vita and his SSRN Author Page. He is author or editor of four books. His co-authored book with Kevin Murphy, CEO Pay and What to Do About It: Restoring Integrity to Both Executive Compensation and Capital-Market Relations will be published by Harvard Business School Press in 2014. In 1994 he co-founded and is currently Chairman and Integrity Officer of Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. (SSEP) which is devoted to the electronic publication of scholarly working papers in the social sciences (http://ssrn.com). Dr. Jensen has served as consultant and board member to various corporations, foundations and governmental agencies, has given expert testimony before congressional and state committees and state and federal courts, and has lectured widely throughout the world. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a Fellow and Past President of the American Finance Association and Past President of the Western Economic Association International. He has been awarded many prizes and recognitions including most recently the Morgan Stanley – American Finance Association Prize for Excellence in Financial Economics and selected the National Bureau of Economics Research, Harvard Business School and the U. of Rochester Simon School of Business as recipients of the $200,000 total cash grant. In May, 2011 he was awarded the "Economics for Management Lecture Series IESE-Fundacion BBVA Prize."

  • AAA HQ
    Gregg Gordon, President & CEO, the Social Science Research...
    featured session posted September 13, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    The Future of Academic Research
    Tuesday Plenary, August 6, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am

    Gregory J. Gordon is President and CEO of Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a leading multi-disciplinary online repository of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. SSRN is focused on the high quality, rapid, electronic dissemination of scholarly research at the lowest possible cost - Tomorrow's Research Today.

    Currently the number one repository in the world, SSRN provides a variety of electronic distribution and related services to help scholars create innovative research. More importantly, SSRN works with researchers to reduce the time needed to find relevant material, provide easy access to a broad array of interdisciplinary content, and significantly accelerate the cycle of research. Its eLibrary database has 475,000 papers from 220,000 authors and users have downloaded over 65,000,000 full text papers since inception.

    Prior to helping Michael C. Jensen found SSRN in 1994, he worked at KPMG and entrepreneurial companies in technology and health care. Gregg speaks around the world and writes regularly about scholarly research and the changes needed to create innovative research faster.

  • AAA HQ
    Jeffrey Selingo, Author, Reporter, and Columnist
    featured session posted September 13, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    The Future of Higher Education
    Monday Plenary, August 5, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am

     

    Jeffrey Selingo, an author, reporter, columnist, and leading authority on higher education, has spent his journalism career covering colleges and universities worldwide.

    His forthcoming book, College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, explores the college of the future — how families will pay, what campuses will look like, and how students will learn and prove their value in the job market.

    Selingo is editor at large of The Chronicle of Higher Education and a senior fellow at Education Sector, an independent education think tank in Washington, DC.

  • AAA HQ
    Adrian Sannier, Digital Strategist and Senior Vice President...
    featured session posted August 22, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    The Future of Accounting Teaching/Learning
    Wednesday Plenary, August 7, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am

    Adrian Sannier is the Senior Vice President for Product at Pearson, the world's foremost educational technology company, leading a variety of educational technologies including My Labs New Design, Learning Studio, Equella, and most recently OpenClass. In February 2012, Sannier was named one of the "12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses" inThe Chronicle of Higher Education. Prior to joining Pearson in 2010, Sannier was the CIO at Arizona State University, the nation's largest residential institution. He has been a professor for the past 12 years in the Division of Computing Studies at ASU, and as the Stanley Chair of Interdisciplinary Engineering at Iowa State University. Before joining the academia, Sannier led the PC game studio EAI Interactive, an independent developer of children's games. EAI created best-selling titles for game publishers like Mattel, Hasbro, Crayola, Disney and Pixar as well educational content for leading publishers such as Elsevier, McGraw-Hill and Pearson.

  • AAA HQ
    Dan Roam, Best-selling international author of "The...
    featured session posted June 1, 2012 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2012 > Annual Meeting 2012 Features public
    The Pathways Commission: Seeing the Big Picture
    Tuesday Luncheon, August 7, 2012 ~ 12:00pm–1:45pm

    Dan Roam is the author of the international bestseller The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with PicturesBusiness Week and Fast Company's best innovation book of the year, and Amazon's #5 selling business book. The Back of the Napkin has been published in 25 languages and is a bestseller in Japan, South Korea, and China. Dan has helped leaders at Microsoft, Google, Wal-Mart, Boeing, and the United States Senate solve complex problems through visual thinking. Dan and his whiteboard have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, Fox News, and NPR. Dan's visual explanation of American health care was selected by Business Week as "The World's Best Presentation of 2009," and earned Dan an invitation to discuss visual problem solving with members of the White House Communications Office.

  • AAA HQ
    Bruce Carruthers, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair,...
    featured session posted May 24, 2012 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2012 > Annual Meeting 2012 Features public
    Accounts and Social Context: Why Accounting is a Sociological Issue
    Monday Plenary, August 6, 2012 ~ 8:30am–9:45am

    Bruce Carruthers received his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1991. His areas of interest include comparative and historical sociology, economy and society, sociology of law and sociology of organizations. At Northwestern, Carruthers is involved in the graduate Comparative Historical Social Science (CHSS) program, and the undergraduate Business Institutions Program (BIP).