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  • 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
    speakers:
    Adrian Sannier, Digital Strategist and Senior Vice President for Product at Pearson
    title:
    The Future of Accounting Teaching/Learning
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    Wednesday Plenary, August 7, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am
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    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.

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    Bart J. Wilson, Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics...
    featured session posted May 24, 2012 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2012 > Annual Meeting 2012 Features public
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    Bart J. Wilson, Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law, Chapman University's Economic Science Institute
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    The Emergence of Property as a Convention in the Laboratory
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    Wednesday Plenary, August 8, 2012 ~ 8:30am–9:45am
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    Bart J. Wilson is the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Economics and Law at Chapman University's Economic Science Institute. He is currently using experimental economics in his research to examine the foundations of exchange and specialization and the origin of property rights systems that undergird it. Another of his research programs compares decision making in humans, apes, and monkeys. Bart has published papers in the American Economic Review, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Evolution & Human Behavior. His research has been supported with grants from the National Science Foundation, the Federal Trade Commission, and the International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics. Bart loves to talk about the courses he teaches, including "Humanomics" and "Spontaneous Order and the Law." Prior to joining the faculty at Chapman, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University and before that a Research Scientist at the Economic Science Laboratory at the University of Arizona and an Economist at the Federal Trade Commission. Bart received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Arizona and hails from the great State of Wisconsin.

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    Description: Did the long, dead philosophers of 18th century Scotland get it right when they argued that property is an invention of man and the foundation of a system that creates wealth? If, as F.A. Hayek says, the conception of property did not fall ready made from heaven, then how does it form? These are two of the questions my co-authors and I are exploring using the modern tool of experimental economics. Economists, like most people, tend to think that the government must set the rules of conduct to establish what is right. But as accountants know from professional experience, and as my subjects demonstrate when making decisions for cold hard cash in the laboratory, we observe that rulesof conduct emerge in precisely the opposite way, from our knowledge of what is right.

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    Betsy Rafael, Vice President, Corporate Controller,...
    featured session posted May 28, 2010 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2010 > Annual Meeting 2010 Features public
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    Betsy Rafael, Vice President, Corporate Controller, Principal Accounting Officer — Apple
    title:
    The Future of Accounting: A Preparer's perspective of the uncertain and challenging future of accounting as convergence, regulation, and new business models meet
    session/date/time:
    Tuesday Luncheon, August 3, 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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    Betsy Rafael is currently the Vice President Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer at Apple. She is responsible for global accounting activities as well as SEC reporting and compliance requirements. Her team is also responsible for providing financial support to the Sales, Service, Marketing, and Engineering organizations within Apple. She is also leading a Finance Transformation effort to drive future scalability requirements.

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    She has more than 25 years of finance and operations experience at Silicon Valley high-tech companies including Cisco, Sun, Aspect, and SGI with more than 10 years as a Senior Executive.

    Betsy is a member of the Echelon board of directors. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Santa Clara University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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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
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    Brian J. Bushee, Gilbert and Shelly Harrison Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    title:
    The Future of Accounting Teaching/Learning
    session/date/time:
    Wednesday Plenary, August 7, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am
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    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."

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    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
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    Bruce Carruthers, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University
    title:
    Accounts and Social Context: Why Accounting is a Sociological Issue
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    Monday Plenary, August 6, 2012 ~ 8:30am–9:45am
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    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).

     

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    His current research projects include a study of the historical evolution of credit as a problem in the sociology of trust, regulatory arbitrage, what modern derivatives markets reveal about the relationship between law and capitalism, and the regulation of credit for poor people in early 20th Century America. He has had visiting fellowships at the Russell Sage Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. He is methodologically agnostic, and does not believe that the qualitative/ quantitative distinction is worth fighting over. Northwestern is Carruthers' first teaching position.

    Carruthers has authored or co-authored five books, City of Capital: Politics and Markets in the English Financial Revolution(Princeton, 1996), Rescuing Business: The Making of Corporate Bankruptcy Law in England and the United States (Oxford, 1998),Economy/Society: Markets, Meanings and Social Structure (Pine Forge Press, 2000), Bankrupt: Global Lawmaking and Systemic Financial Crisis (Stanford, 2009), and Money and Credit: A Sociological Approach (Polity Press, 2010).

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    Description:A series of issues, questions, and topics that underscore the social significance of accounts, accountability and accounting will be discussed.

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    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
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    Dan Roam, Best-selling international author of "The Back of the Napkin" and "Blah, Blah, Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work"
    title:
    The Pathways Commission: Seeing the Big Picture
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    Tuesday Luncheon, August 7, 2012 ~ 12:00pm–1:45pm
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    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.

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    Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics,...3
    featured session posted May 24, 2012 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2012 > Annual Meeting 2012 Features public
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    Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
    session/date/time:
    Monday Plenary, August 6, 2012 ~ 8:30am–9:45am
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    Deirdre McCloskey teaches economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A well-known economist and historian and rhetorician, she has written sixteen books and around 400 scholarly pieces on topics ranging from technical economics and statistics to transgender advocacy and the ethics of the bourgeois virtues. She is known as a "conservative" economist, Chicago-School style (she taught for 12 years there), but protests that "I'm a literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive Episcopalian, Midwestern woman from Boston who was once a man. Not 'conservative'! I'm a Christian libertarian."

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    Her latest book, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World (University of Chicago Press, 2010), which argues that an ideological change rather than saving or exploitation is what made us rich, is the second in a series of four on The Bourgeois Era. The first was The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce (2006), asking if a participant in a capitalist economy can still have an ethical life (briefly, yes). With Stephen Ziliak she wrote in 2008, The Cult of Statistical Significance (2008), which criticizes the proliferation of tests of "significance," and was in 2011 the basis of a Supreme Court decision

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    Doyle Z. Williams, Executive Director of the Accounting...
    featured session posted May 24, 2012 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2012 > Annual Meeting 2012 Features public
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    Doyle Z. Williams, Executive Director of the Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program
    title:
    The Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program — A Status Report
    session/date/time:
    Wednesday Luncheon, August 8, 2012 ~ 12:00pm–1:45pm
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    Doyle Z. Williams, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program administered through the AICPA Foundation. He is Past President of the American Accounting Association and Past Chair of the Board of Directors of AACSB. He served as Director of Education of the AAA, President of the Administrators of Accounting Programs, and President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. He served as Chair of the Accounting Education Change Commission from 1989-1993. He is Dean Emeritus, University of Arkansas, where he served as Dean of the Walton College of Business. He served as a Senior Scholar in the School of Accountancy at Kennesaw State University. He was the founding Dean of the School of Accounting at the University of Southern California and served as Accounting Area Coordinator at Texas Tech University. He received the Outstanding Educator Award from both the AAA and AICPA. He was the fifth educator to receive the AICPA's Gold Medal. His other honors include receiving the FSA/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award for distinguished contributions to the Federation, to the profession of accounting, and to accounting education. Upon his retirement from the University of Arkansas, the university established the endowed Doyle Z. and Maynette D. Williams Chair in Professional Accounting.

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    Description: This presentation will describe the origins, implementation, and current status of the $17 million program funded by the accounting profession and administered by the AICPA Foundation to help address the shortage of academically qualified accounting faculty, especially in tax and auditing. The fourth and last class of the approximately 120 ADS Program Scholars will be enrolled for the fall of 2012.

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    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
    speakers:
    Gregg Gordon, President & CEO, the Social Science Research Network
    title:
    The Future of Academic Research
    session/date/time:
    Tuesday Plenary, August 6, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am
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    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.

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    Gregory Berns Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics and...
    featured session posted May 24, 2012 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2012 > Annual Meeting 2012 Features public
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    Gregory Berns Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics and Director of Center for Neuropolicy at Emory University
    title:
    From Neuroeconomics to Neuroaccounting
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    Tuesday Plenary, August 7, 2012 ~ 8:30am–9:45am
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    Gregory Berns, M.D., Ph.D. is the Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics at Emory University, where he directs the Center for Neuropolicy. He is a Professor in the Economics Department. He is a founding member of the Society for Neuroeconomics. He is the author of Satisfaction: The Science of Finding True Fulfillment (Henry Holt & Co., 2005) and Iconoclast: What Neuroscience Reveals About How To Think Differently (Harvard Business School Press, 2008). He graduated cum laude in physics from Princeton University, received a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of California, Davis and an M.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He subsequently completed a psychiatry residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA.

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    Dr. Berns specializes in the use of brain imaging technologies to understand human motivation and decision-making. His interest is in neuroeconomics and neuropolitics. Current projects include the biology of decision making and how peer pressure affects the brain. He also uses neuroimaging to understand moral decision making. He has received numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense and has published over 40 peer-reviewed original research articles, in such journals as Science, Nature, and Neuron. Dr. Berns' research is frequently the subject of popular media coverage including articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Money, Oprah, Forbes, The Financial Times, The New Scientist, Wired, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, International Herald Tribune, and Los Angeles Times. He speaks frequently on CNN and NPR, and has been profiled on ABC's Primetime.

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    Description: Brain imaging technologies, especially functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), have resulted in new ways of looking at human decision making. Early studies of the brain focused on the reward system, which soon gave way to linking activity in the reward system to the decisions that people make. The field of neuroeconomics grew out of the observation that activity in the human reward system could be related to aspects of expected utility theory and prospect theory. Such results are now being extended beyond the study of individual decision making to the biology of how markets are an aggregation of brains and how these markets assimilate information such as stock prices and earnings announcements.