Presenters

2016 Presenter Information 
jcannon James N. Cannon, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Accounting. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah, MBA from the University of Michigan, and BA-Economics from Brigham Young University. He worked for Ford Motor Company and Hewlett Packard Corporation prior to becoming a professor. He teaches financial accounting in the MBA program and undergraduate courses in managerial accounting. His research interests include investigating mechanisms through which operational strategy is manifest in accounting. He has presented his research in various American Accounting Association meetings.
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 also maintains a research affiliation with the University of Gothenburg. His research focuses on accounting information displays, the relationship between internal audit activities and information security effectiveness, fraud in online environments, 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 Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), American Accounting Association (AAA), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), European Accounting Association (EAA), and International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER).
jarnvin 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.
jeffery Cynthia Jeffrey, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, is the Dean’s 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 American Accounting Association and the Canadian Academic Association.  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.
perkins Jon D. Perkins, J.D., Ph.D., CPA, CMA, CGMA is an associate professor of accounting at Iowa State University. He earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003. Jon teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in taxation as well as the undergraduate capstone course. His research interests include corporate social responsibility and integrated reporting as well as the strategic behavior of accounting professionals in response to features of their decision-making environment and his research has been published in premier accounting and psychology journals. Jon is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Accounting Association, the Canadian Academic Accounting Association, the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, the European Accounting Association, the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Missouri Bar. He is currently an Associate Editor for Issues in Accounting Education.
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.
turner Tracy M. Turner, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Finance, 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. She was visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, and served as Consulting Economist, State of Kansas, Consensus Revenue Estimating Group. Her research has been published in academic journals and referenced in remarks before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and in such popular press outlets as the Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.