Presenters

2015 Presenter Information 
Mike Bootsma Michael Bootsma graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance.  He graduated with a Juris Doctorate and Masters in Accounting from the University of Iowa.  He is a licensed CPA and a licensed attorney in the state of Iowa.  Michael has held various professional positions in the areas of law and accounting.  He currently teaches law, cost accounting and taxation classes for Iowa State University as a Dean’s Teaching Fellow in Accounting.  Michael, his wife Kerry, and their son Isaac live by the Saylorville Lake where they enjoy many outdoor activities.   
Bill Dilla William N. Dilla, Ph.D., CPA is the Union Pacific / Charles B. Handy Professor of Accounting at Iowa State University, where he teaches courses in auditing and fraud examination. He recently spent a semester as a visiting scholar at the University of Gothenburg. His research focuses on information display effects with respect to accounting-related judgments, the relationship between internal audit activities and information security effectiveness, the effects of corporate social responsibility disclosures and assurance on investor judgments, and the integration of management and sustainability control systems. He currently serves as an associate editor for the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems and the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research. Bill received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from Syracuse University. Prior to entering graduate school at the University of Texas, he served on the audit staff of Deloitte. Bill is a member of the American Accounting Association, American Institute of CPAs, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and Institute of Internal Auditors.
Diane Janvrin Diane J. Janvrin, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CIA, William Varner Professorship, Associate Professor of Accounting, teaches and researches in the areas of auditing and information systems. She is currently an editor for Journal of Information Systems and was guest editor of the journal’s first research conference on IT Auditing in March 2015. She has published in the Journal of Information Systems, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Accounting and the Public Interest, Research in Accounting Regulation, Information and Management, Accounting Horizons, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and International Journal of Accounting Information Systems. Diane is a member of the Iowa Society of CPAs and the AAA. Diane earned her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.
Cynthia Jeffrey Cynthia Jeffrey, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, is the Keith and Sheri Bandle Faculty Fellow in Accounting at Iowa State University, where she, researches and teaches in the areas of international accounting, accounting theory, corporate social responsibility, and ethics. Her research has been published in numerous scholarly journals including The Accounting Review, Behavioral Research in Accounting, The international Journal of Accounting, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Accounting Horizons, and Business Ethics Quarterly. Currently, Cyndie is the Editor of Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting. She is a member of the AICPA, Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance,  the Canadian Academic Accounting Association and the American Accounting Association, where she serves on the Professionalism and Ethics Committee. Previously, she was the founding Director of the Master of Accounting Program at Iowa State. Cyndie received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and has completed the IFRS Certificate of Educational Achievement.
Sam Lee Sam (Sunghan) Lee, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Iowa State University, where he teaches the “languages of business,” managerial accounting and auditing. While Sam is interested in the process of financial reporting and disclosure, his research focuses on how organizations publicize topics like management forecasts, same store sales, corporate social responsibility, seasoned equity offerings (SEO), and CEO reputation, ability, and social networks.  He has several publications in premier accounting journals such as the Accounting Review and Contemporary Accounting Research.  Before joining Iowa State University, Sam was at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) and his MBA from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX). He was awarded Mary Pickford Teaching Award at the University of Southern California and Silver Circle Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Sam also have professional experience that includes auditing financial statements for KPMG Korea and working as an accounting officer for the South Korean army. 
Abhi Rao Abhijit Rao, Ph.D. is the Director of the ISU College of Business & Communication Center. His work includes interacting with students and faculty in the business college to develop a stronger communication curriculum in the college. He received his PhD in professional communication from Iowa State, where he gained experience in developing strategies for teaching business communication, both inside and outside the classroom. He enjoys interacting with new technology and exploring their implications to workplace communication.

 

_G7A3019 Tracy M. Turner, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Finance at Iowa State University, researches residential housing and mortgage markets with a particular emphasis on tax policy. Turner earned her Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis in 2000. Her research has been published in academic journals, referenced in remarks before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and cited in such popular press outlets as the Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal