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Oklahoma State University

2020 Ph.D. Alumni Research Conference (PARC)

With the ongoing COVID-19 threat the Ph.D. Alumni Research Conference has been canceled

Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10, 2020

OSU Campus, Stillwater, Oklahoma

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


Thursday, April 9

Time Event

6:30 p.m.

Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres
 7:30 p.m. Recognition of Kevin Stocks as the 2020 Recipient of the OSU School of Accounting Don Herrmann Distinguished Accounting Ph.D. Alumni Award

Friday, April 10

Time Event
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Presenter #1
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Presenter #2
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Presenter #3
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Presenter #4
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Presenter #5
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Participants can reserve a hotel room at the Atherton Hotel (405-744-6835) that is on campus at OSU-Stillwater. 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 8).


Thursday Reception – Keystone Lobby, Spears School of Business
Friday presentations – Wes Watkins Center, Oklahoma State University

OSU Map:

  • Earn CPE credit.
  • 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

Research papers will be added to the webpage prior to the conference.

Anwer Ahmed,  Ashley ’88 and David Coolidge '87 Chair in Business, Department of Accounting, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University

Michael C. Wolfe, Assistant Professor and Curling Faculty Fellow, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech  

Jaclyn Prentice, Assistant Professor, School of Accounting, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University   

Heejin Ohn, Assistant Professor of Accounting, John T. Steed School of Accounting, Price College of Business, The University of Oklahoma

Caleb Rawson, Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting, The Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas

2019 Speakers

Brant E. Christensen
University of Oklahoma

Chris E. Hogan
Michigan State University

Craig A. Sisneros
Oklahoma State University

Todd Thornock
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

David A. Wood
Brigham Young University

2018 Speakers

Professor Michael J. Crawley
University of Arkansas

Professor Scott White
Oklahoma State University

Professor  Robert Knechel
University of Florida

Professor Charles Lee
Stanford University

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