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Executive Committee

Katherine Schipper (Duke University, USA)

Katherine Schipper
Duke University 
The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708
Email: schipper@duke.edu

Katherine Schipper is the Thomas F. Keller Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  Ms. Schipper holds a BA degree from the University of Dayton, MBA, MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago and honorary degrees from Notre Dame University, the Norwegian School of Economics, Singapore Management University and the Stockholm School of Economics.  Prior to joining Duke University’s faculty, she was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).  She has also been a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago.

Ms. Schipper has published research papers in financial reporting, corporation finance and corporate governance. She is a frequent speaker on matters related to international accounting convergence, financial reporting standard setting and financial reporting quality.  She has been named the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Educator and Distinguished International Lecturer, and has been elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame.  She has served the American Accounting Association as Director of Research, as President and as President of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section.   She is or has been a member of the governing boards of a public company, a mutual fund and a not-for-profit entity.

Immediate Past President
Kazuo Hiramatsu (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)

Kazuo Hiramatsu
Kwansei Gakuin University
School of Business Administration
Nishinomiya, Hyogo  662-8501
E-mail: hirak@kwansei.ac.jp

Kazuo Hiramatsu is a professor emeritus at Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. He served as its president during 2002-2008. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Washington (Seattle, USA, 1977-79), and a visiting professor at the University of Glasgow (Scotland, U.K., 1991). In 2010, he received the honorary doctoral degree from Satya Wacana Christian University of Indonesia.

In the past, he served for IAAER as secretary, vice president (research), vice president-at-large, Board of Advisors member, and the president. He was the president of both the Japanese Association for International Accounting Studies and the Japan Accounting Association. He also served as vice president of AAA for international affairs. He was a member of the Business Accounting Council of the Japanese government and a member of the Accounting Standards Board of Japan (ASBJ). He also served as a member of IAESB (International Accounting Education Standards Board) of IFAC. In February 2017, he was appointed as the chairman of the Business Accounting Council.

His research interest is in financial accounting and international accounting. His English publications include Accounting and Financial Reporting in Japan (1987) which was co-edited with late Professor Frederick D.S. Choi. In 2005, he received the Outstanding International Accounting Educator Award of the International Accounting Section of AAA and the “CPA’s Day Grand Award” of JICPA in 2016. He served as a Presidential Scholar of AAA in 2016.

Director of Research and Educational Activities
Donna L. Street (University of Dayton, USA)

Donna L. Street
University of Dayton 
School of Business Administration 
Miriam Hall - RM 409 
300 College Park 
Dayton, OH 45469-2242 

Donna L. Street is Chair of the Department of Accounting and the Mahrt Chair in Accounting at the University of Dayton. Professor Street is active in several academic and professional organizations. Prior to assuming the position of Director of Research and Educational Activities of IAAER, she served on the Executive Committee as the Association’s President, VP Publications and VP Research. She is a Past President of the International Section of the American Accounting Association and of Beta Alpha Psi. Presently she is a member of the IFRS Foundation Education Advisory Group, the IAAER Advisory Panel to IFAC and Beta Alpha Psi Professional Partners. 

Professor Street has published in several journals including: Behavioral Research in AccountingAccounting and Business Research;International Journal of AccountingAccounting HorizonsJournal of International Financial Management and AccountingJournal of International Accounting Research; and Journal of International AccountingAuditing, and Taxation. She is the author or co-author of monographs published by the ACCA, ICAEW, German Stock Market Institute, and PwC and of two white papers published by the Council of Institutional Investors. Her research interests include international accounting standards and financial reporting issues.

Professor Street is co-editor of the Institutional Perspectives section of the Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting. She serves on several other editorial boards including Accounting and Business Research; the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation; and Accounting in Europe

Professor Street has received the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from the Virginia Society of CPAs, the International Section of the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Service Award and Outstanding International Accounting Educator’s Award, the Association of Chartered Accountants in the US Faculty Manuscript Award, and the Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award and President’s Award.

VP - Finance and Administration
Elizabeth A. Gordon (Temple University, USA)

Elizabeth A. Gordon
Temple University
Fox School of Business and Management
339 Speakman Hall 
1810 N. 13th Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19122
E-mail: egordon@temple.edu
Phone: 215-204-6422
Cell: 215-470-8915

Elizabeth Gordon is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Merves Scholar at the Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University. Dr. Gordon’s research interests include international accounting and corporate governance investigating topics such as international financial reporting standards, accounting restatements, corporate communications, executive compensation, related party transactions, market development and corporate disclosure.  She has published her research in top journals in the field including the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and The Accounting Review.  She serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of International Accounting Research andThe International Journal of Accounting.  Dr. Gordon has taught courses in financial accounting and international accounting at the graduate and undergraduate levels, receiving a number of teaching awards.  Experienced in both the private and public sectors, Dr. Gordon was an auditor with Price Waterhouse and interned at the Office of Management and Budget before entering academia.  Prior to joining the Temple University, she served on the faculties at the University of Chicago and Rutgers University.  Dr. Gordon received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York,  Masters in Business Administration from Yale University and Bachelors of Science in accounting with highest distinction from Indiana University.


VP - Membership
Keryn Chalmers (Swinburne University, Australia)

Keryn Chalmers
Email: kchalmers@swin.edu.au

Professor Keryn Chalmers is Dean, Swinburne Business School in the Faculty of Business and Law at Swinburne University. Prior to this appointment, she held the positions of Deputy Dean, Monash Business School at Monash University (2012-2016) and Head of Department of Accounting and Finance at Monash University (2018-2012). 

Keryn is active in several academic and professional organizations. As Vice President (Membership, formerly Education) of the International Association of Accounting Education and Research she sits as an official observer on the International Accounting Education Standards Board. Keryn is a former Australian President of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), former Vice President Monash Academic Board, and past board member of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies.  She is a senior fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and the recipient of a practitioner service award for her contributions to the Institute.  Formerly a Victorian Divisional Council member of CPA Australia, Keryn has also been a member of the CPA Australia national education accreditation board, special considerations committee and examination policy advisory committee.

Keryn’s research interests are in the financial accounting and water accounting area, specifically in relation to reporting standards, accounting policy and disclosure choices and the economic consequences of regulation. She is also the co-author of a number of successful accounting textbooks, including Accounting for Decision Making.

VP - Practice
Mark Protherough (ICAEW, United Kingdom) 

Mark Protherough
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
London, United Kingdom
Email: mark.protherough@icaew.com

Mark Protherough is executive director, learning and professional development at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Mark is responsible for ICAEW's learning and development work, covering qualifications including the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification, professional and academic education, and accountancy careers information.

He is a member of ICAEW's Assessment Committee, Learning and Professional Development Board and the Institute Board.

He is also:

  • A trustee of the British Accounting and Finance Association
  • A member of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) Education Directors Group
  • A member of the Common Content Oversight Group
  • A member of the University of Hertfordshire Business School Advisory Board
  • A member of the Accounting and Tax Apprenticeship Trailblazer Steering Group

Prior to joining ICAEW, Mark was managing director - education, training and development at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, where he had substantial international experience. Mark has an MA (Oxon) and an MBA from Henley.

VP - Conferences
Elmar Venter (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Elmar Venter

Email: elmar.venter@up.ac.za

Elmar Venter is Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) − he held the overall first position in South Africa for the final professional examination written in 2004. During 2011, Elmar obtained a PhD in Accounting from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His thesis dealt with the pricing and value relevance of earnings components in a setting where earnings disaggregation is mandatory. He publishes in leading international journals such as The International Journal of Accounting; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Abacus; and Accounting and Finance. During 2013, he was internationally recognized when he became one of only five emerging researchers from across the globe to be invited to join the Deloitte-International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) Scholar Programme. He holds the Y1 rating from the National Research Foundation of South Africa and serves as the Vice-President Conferences of the IAAER.

VP - Research
Alfred Wagenhofer (University of Graz, Austria)

Alfred Wagenhofer
University of Graz
Email: alfred.wagenhofer@uni-graz.at

Alfred Wagenhofer is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Graz, Austria. He holds a master degree in business and a doctoral degree in economic and social sciences from the University of Vienna, Austria, and an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Munich, Germany. Prior to joining the University of Graz, Professor Wagenhofer taught at the University of Technology, Vienna, and held visiting positions at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and the University of Sydney, Australia.
Professor Wagenhofer has published many research papers and several books on a variety of topics in financial, international, and management accounting, and corporate governance. He has served as President of the European Accounting Association, President of the German Academic Association for Business Research, Vice President-Finance of IAAER and Vice President-International of the American Accounting Association. Professor Wagenhofer is a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, a member of the Austrian Financial Reporting and Auditing Committee and the Austrian Working Group for Corporate Governance, a faculty member of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, and a board member of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft. He serves as the managing editor of Schmalenbach Business Review and of Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, as an associate editor of Abacus, and is on the editorial boards of several international journals.

VP - Communications
Sebastian Hoffmann (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Sebastian Hoffmann
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Email: sebastian.hoffmann@ed.ac.uk

Sebastian Hoffmann is a Lecturer in Accounting and Director of the MSc Accounting and Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School (UK), and a Research Professor of Accounting at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany). Since 2016, he serves as Vice President Communications on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER).

Professor Hoffmann maintains an interdisciplinary research agenda in financial accounting with particular emphases on lobbying and accounting standard setting, IFRS accounting regulation and its implementation, and accounting in historical contexts. His research is published in leading international journals, such as Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal and Critical Perspectives on Accounting.

VP - Education
Ling-Tai Lynette Chou (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

Ling-Tai Lynette Chou
National Chengchi University  
Department of Accounting
#64 Section 2 ZhiNan Road                                                                                                                   Taipei, Taiwan 11623                                                                                                                              Email: chou@nccu.edu.tw

Ling-Tai Lynette Chou, Professor of Accounting at National Chengchi University (NCCU), previously served as the University Dean of Student Affairs, Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning and Director of Participation Education & Research Development Office of the College of Commerce, and Chairman of the Department of Accounting. Being the former President of Taiwan Accounting Association and Vice President at-Large of International Association for Accounting Education and Research, she takes part in academic conferences and organizations regularly.

Professor Chou’s research interests include audit quality, internal control/related parties & transactions disclosures, financial reporting/management control for universities and the public sector. She has published in academic journals such as Abacus, Journal of Accounting Review, NTU Management Review, Sun Yat-Sen Management Review, Accounting Research, Educational Policy Forum, Taiwan Accounting Review, Review of Business, Management Review, Review of Securities and Futures Markets, Industry and Management Forum, etc. Her teaching cases can be found in Ivey School Publishing, Chengchi Business Case Center and other case centers.

Professor Chou is currently the Supervisor of the Institute for Information Industry and the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan. She also serves on the Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission’s Appeals Board of Certified Public Accountant Disciplinary Sanction, NCC Cable Radio and TV Fund Management Committee and the Government Accounting Standards Committee of DGBAS (Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics). Professor Chou was the Supervisor of Taiwan’s Public Television Service, First Financial Holding Co. and First Bank.

Professor Chou received Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (formerly National Science Council) Research Project Grants and NCCU Outstanding Faculty Service Award among other excellent teaching, service and research awards from various organizations. 

Francesco Giunta
Professor of Financial Accounting
School of Economics and Business
University of Florence 
E-mail: francesco.giunta@unifi.it

Francesco Giunta is a full professor of Financial Accounting at the University of Florence, School of Economics and Management. He is a member of the Italian Academy of Business Administration and Management (AIDEA), of Italian Society of Business Administration Educators (SIDREA), and of the European Accounting Association (EAA).

Francesco served as a Head of the Management and Accounting Department at the University of Florence (2004-2009) and as a Dean of the School of Economics and Management (2009-2013) at the same University. He is still a member of the Academic Senate of the University of Florence.

Francesco taught in several Italian Universities (Unical, L’Aquila, Luiss-Rome) and has been visiting scholar at Higher School of Economics (Nizhny Novgorod-Russia), Roma Tor Vergata, Napoli Federico II, Pisa, Bologna, Viterbo.

Francesco’s research interests are in the areas of international accounting and financial statement analysis. He has published several books and numerous articles on these topics in Italian and international journals (Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Advances in Accounting, International Journal of Business and Economics, PSL Quarterly Review).

Francesco also directed a few national research projects in Italy and presented research papers at many international seminars and conferences. He also is editor-in-chief of Accounting & Business Studies (a series of monographs published by Franco Angeli), associate editor of Financial Reporting Journal, and a member of the scientific committee of other Italian and foreign journals.

Vice Presidents At-Large

Special Projects IASB
Ann Tarca

Ann Tarca is currently a Board member of the International Accounting Standards Board based in London. Her previous position was Professor of accounting in the Business School at the University of Western Australia where she was head of the Accounting and Finance Discipline Group from 2012 to 2017.
Ann served as a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) from 2014 to 2017 and was Research Director for the AASB from February to July 2017. She was an academic fellow of the IFRS Foundation from 2011 to 2012. She has authored a text book on accounting and written a wide range of research papers. Her research relates to the adoption, application and enforcement of international accounting standards. Professor Tarca is an active member of the international accounting academic community, having served on several boards and committees. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and has a PhD in Accounting from the University of Western Australia.

Special Projects IAAER World Congress
Stewart Jones

Email: stewart.jones@sydney.edu.au

Stewart Jones' specialist area in research is corporate financial reporting. Over the past decade he has published over 100 scholarly research pieces in financial reporting/accounting, including nearly sixty refereed articles, ten books, and numerous book chapters, working papers and short monographs. Stewart's most recent books are "Advances in Credit Risk Modelling and Corporate Bankruptcy Prediction" published by the Cambridge University Press (UK) and the third edition of "Financial Accounting Theory" published by Cengage Learning, Sydney. Stewart's research interests cover such topics as credit risk and corporate distress analysis, accounting theory, standard setting, international standards harmonization, financial analysis and research methodology (with a particular interest in discrete choice modelling and stated preference experiments). He has been very successful in acquiring numerous research grants from competitive grant schemes, including five Large ARC grants over the past four years, totalling more than $2M. Stewart is currently Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious international quarterly, Abacus. Stewart's industry experience includes the interpretation of accounting standards; financial analysis and regulation; credit risk modelling and corporate performance analysis.

African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA) 
Jane Ande

National Association of Graduate Programs in Accounting, Brazil (ANPCONT) 
Claudio Wanderley

Email: claudio.wanderley@ufpe.br

Claudio Wanderley received his PhD in Accounting from the Management School, University of Sheffield, the UK. He is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. He was also a visiting scholar at Portland State University, Erasmus University, the Netherlands and Amsterdam University, the Netherlands. He is associate editor of the Advances in Scientific and Applied Accounting Journal (the Journal of the Brazilian National Association of Graduate Programs in Accounting) and head of the management accounting stream of the São Paulo University Accounting Conference (the biggest accounting conference in Brazil). He has had a number of research projects funded by renowned organizations such as CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants). His main research interests include management accounting change, management accounting practices adaptation, identity and the management accounting profession, accounting systems in emerging economies, and public sector reforms. He has published his research in a range of highly rated academic Brazilian and international outlets (e.g. Management Accounting Research and Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies) and has presented his work at numerous international conferences.

Mexican Association of Accounting and Business Faculty, Mexico (APCAM)
Sylvia Meljem Enríquez de Rivera

Sylvia Meljem

Email: smeljem@itam.mx

Sylvia Meljemis a faculty member at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), having served on its faculty since 1987, where she serves as Director of the Center for Accounting Linkage and Research, and previously as Head of the Academic Department of Accounting (1993-2013) and the Director of the Public Accounting and Financial Strategy Program (1995-2006). Sylvia received her Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Sylvia has published articles in national and international journals including The International Journal of Business Disciplines, has authored several books and co-authored Accounting of Costs and Strategy Management. She is president of the Academic Subcommittee of Corporate Governance Council and Editorial Board President of the Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos, A.C. (IMCP) magazine, Contaduría Pública and Veritas.

Sylvia is a member of AAA’s AUD and MAS Sections and served on the AAA Global Engagement Committee (2012-15).  

Syvia has thirty years’ teaching experience, is a CPA, is a technical advisor for accounting issues in Mexico, is National Coordinator of Linkage at the National Association of Faculties and Schools of Accounting and Administration in Mexico, a Project Leader and the Vice President of Technical Events at the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives, and has served as Technical Advisor of The National Evaluation Center for Higher Education in Mexico (2012-16), and as a member of The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) (2007-12).

Sylvia has received a number of awards including the Association of Public Accountants of Mexico’s Distinguished Professor Award (2012), IMCP’s Refugio Roman Almonte Award (2011), and ITAM’s Race to the Universe and Professional Merit Award (2004).

Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania, Romania (CAFR)
Clemente Kiss

Japan Accounting Association, Japan (JAA)
Katsuhiko Kokubu

Nigerian Accounting Association (NAA)
Suleiman Salihu Aruwa (Nasarawa State University, Nigeria)

Suleiman Salihu Aruwa
Nasarawa State University
Mobile: +2348034511107
Email: aruwasas@gmail.com

Prof. Suleiman Salihu Aruwa is a Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Nasarawa State University, Nigeria and the President of the Nigerian Accounting Association (NAA). He is currently the Dean of School of Postgraduate Studies at Nasarawa State University. He obtained a B.Sc Accounting, M. Sc Accounting &Finance from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ph.D Accounting & Finance from the Nigerian Defence Academy. He is a member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He specializes in public sector budgeting, Accounting and Finance. He is passionate about the development of wealth accounting and reporting framework.

Southern Africa Association of Accountants (SAAA)
Prof Elmarie Papageorgiou (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Prof Elmarie Papageorgiou

University of the Witwatersrand
School of Accountancy
South Africa

Elmarie Papageorgiou is an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy (SoA) at the University of the Witwatersrand. During her employment she lectured various courses including Managerial Accounting and Finance II, Financial Accounting I, Accounting I, Accounting Information Systems and Business Accounting. She served as an external examiner for various South Africa universities, reviewed papers for national and international journals, supervised students and served on many committees. Since 2014 she been appointed as Vice President at large of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) as her term is extended to 2018 and is currently the President of the Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA). She attended and presented numerous papers at National and International conferences and published in National and International journals. She is a member of the Governing Board of the South African Journal of Accounting Research (SAJAR). Prof Papageorgiou was awarded the ‘Most outstanding PhD Post Graduate Award’ from the Hellenic Association of South Africa. She is a qualified Life Coach and has coached PhD students assisting them in producing their PhD proposal. Professional coaching is an ongoing process that enables her to assist people in obtaining their goals to deepen their learning, improve their performance and enhance their quality of life. Recently she focuses on facilitating ’Writing Retreats’ to assist academics to covert Master/PhD Reports to conference/journal papers and to encourage research among academics.

Ex Officio Members

Accounting Education: An International Journal
Alan Sangster (Griffith University, Australia)

Alan Sangster 
Griffith University 
Building N50, Nathan Campus 
170 Kessels Road
QLD 4111
Email: a.j.a.sangster@btinternet.com

Alan Sangster is Professor of Accounting Education at Griffith University. He holds a PhD in Accounting Education from the University of Glamorgan. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He has previously taught at the University of São Paulo, Middlesex University, the Robert Gordon University, the Open University, Queen’s University Belfast, Aberdeen University, the University of Strathclyde, and Glasgow Caledonian University. He is currently visiting professor at the University of Minho in Portugal and the University of São Paulo.

His teaching interests are in financial reporting, financial theory, and managerial accounting. He has presented his research in many different countries and has presented invited plenary addresses at conferences in Australia, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the UK. Over the past 30 years, he has published over 50 refereed research papers in the areas of accounting education, accounting history, and accounting systems and is a past chair of the British Accounting Association Special Interest Group in Accounting Education (1996-9) and of the Artificial Intelligence/Expert Systems section of the American Accounting Association (1999-2000). He was founding editor of the International Journal of Applied Expert Systems(1992-2001) and is the current editor of Accounting Education: an international journal. Since 1994, he has been co-author of Business Accounting (Pearson Education), currently in its 13th edition.

He was the presented with the outstanding educator award in 1995 by the Artificial Intelligence/Expert Systems section of the American Accounting Association, recognised for excellence in teaching innovation by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland in 1997, and recognised with an award for his ‘Outstanding Contribution to Accounting Education’ by the British Accounting Association Special Interest Group in Accounting Education in 2009. He was also a member of the team which devised the UK’s first accounting benchmarking statement in 1999-2000 and member, then regional chair of the Board of Accreditation of Accounting Educational Course (BAAEC) between 1900 and 2001.

International Financial Reporting Standards Advisory Council
Holger Daske (University of Mannheim, Germany)

Holger Daske

Email: daske@bwl.uni-mannheim.de