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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

2018 Accounting Research Conference

Please check back for more information on the 2019 Accounting Research Conference.

Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, 2018

OSU Campus, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Presented by the School of Accounting in the Spears School of Business


Thursday, April 12 (Room 270, Business Building, Oklahoma State University)

Time Event
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Presentation by Charles Lee, Moghadam Family Professor, Professor of Accounting, Stanford University

Friday, April 13 (Case Study 1 (room 408), Student Union, Oklahoma State University)

Time Event
8:15 a.m. Introductory remarks
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Michael J. Crawley, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Networking Break
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Scott White, Assistant Professor, School of Accounting, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher, Eminent Scholar Chair, Fisher Eminent Scholar in Accounting, Director, International Center for Research in Accounting and Auditing, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch & Conference wrap-up
Participants can reserve a hotel room at the Atherton Hotel (405-744-6835) that is on campus at OSU-Stillwater or at the Best Western Plus Cimarron Hotel & Suites (405-372-2878). Mention the OSU Accounting Research Conference to receive a discounted conference rate. To receive the conference rate, please book your hotel at least a month out (March 11).


Thursday evening presentation – Room 270, Business Building, Oklahoma State University
Friday presentations – Case Study 1 (room 408), Student Union, Oklahoma State University

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  • Earn 4 hours of CPE Accounting.
  • This conference is for accounting faculty/doctoral students.
  • Handouts for the presentations will be provided at the conference. No advance preparation is required and there are no prerequisites required to attend this conference.
  • If you should have any concerns, please contact the Center for Executive and Professional Development at 405-744-5208.
  • Experts share their knowledge with participants through live presentation and question and answer sessions.
  • The Center for Executive and Professional Development, Oklahoma State University, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

For more information:

Krysta Gilbert

Brad Lawson

2017 Speakers

Professor Daniel Collins
The University of Iowa

Professor Robert Knechel
University of Florida

Professor Jimmy F. Downes
University of Nebraska

Professor Mary Hill
The University of Oklahoma

Professor Leah Muriel
Oklahoma State University

2016 Speakers

Professor William Kinney
University of Texas at Austin

Professor Joel Owens
University of Nebraska

Professor Terry Shevlin
University of California, Irvine

Professor Jonathan Shipman
University of Arkansas

Professor Brad Blaylock
Oklahoma State University