Laura C. Alford, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Graduate School of Defense Management
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

Creative Writing

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Ph.D. in Accounting

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Master of Business Administration

Louisiana College, Pineville, LA
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Research Interests

Financial Accounting, Managerial Decision Making and Regulation.

Research

Under Submission:

  • [1] Predicting Federal Contractor Misconduct with Stephen Hansen and Judith Hermis

Dissertation:

  • [2] Unintended Consequences of the Dodd-Frank $10 Billion Asset Size Threshold Defended July 17, 2018. Committee: Dana Hollie (Chair), Sanaz Aghezadah, and Wei-Ling Song

Works In Process:

  • [3] The Effects of Framing on Individual Behavior and Risk Preferences Related to Incentive-Based Compensation (formerly Does the Proposed Rule for Bonus Compensation for Financial Institutions Affect Financial Reporting Choices) with Dana Hollie (pilot study complete)
  • [4] An Evaluation of Strategies to Improve Auditor Judgment in Cash Flow Statement Audits with Dana Hollie. (pilot study phase)
  • [5] Oil and Gas Inventory Write Downs During the Pandemic: A Financial Reporting Case Examining Differences between GAAP and IFRS with Benjamin Anderson and Danielle Lazerson.

Publications:

  • [6] Elan Biodiesel with M. Swanstrom, Journal of Finance Case Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2008/2009.
  • [7] The Effect of Supply Chain Management on Stock Performance and Valuation of Large Manufacturers with P. Miller (dec) and M. Swanstrom, Business Quest, 2007.

Non-refereed Publications:

  • [8] Accounting for Lethality. Proceedings. U.S. Naval Institute. 2021. Volume 147, No. 2 (February) pp 16-17. Print.
  • [9] Women in Higher Education? in Sailing Against the Wind:  African Americans and Women in Higher Education. Ed. Kofi Lomotey. SUNY Press. 1997. pp 117-123. Print.

Academic Awards
and Honors:

Doctoral Consortium Fellow – 2017
AAA / Deloitte / J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium

Outstanding Academic Performance and Commitment to LSU – 2017
Lloyd Morrison Award / Louisiana State University / E. J. Ourso College of Business

Outstanding Graduate Student in Accounting Intending to Pursue College Teaching Career – 2016
ExxonMobil Scholarship / Louisiana State University / E. J. Ourso College of Business

Academic Experience

Naval Postgraduate School – Assistant Professor

    • Spring 2021; Spring 2020
      GE 3050: Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Summer 2020
    GB 3050: Financial Reporting and Analysis (4)
  • Summer 2019
    GE 3051: Managerial Accounting

Louisiana State UniversityInstructor

    • 2018-2019
      ACCT 3021: Intermediate II & ACCT 3121: Cost Accounting

Louisiana State UniversityGraduate Assistant

    • Fall 2017; Spring 2017
      ACCT 3121: Cost Accounting

Northwestern State UniversityInstructor

    • Fall 2002; Fall 2003 – Spring 2005
      ACCT 2000: Introductory Financial Accounting
    • Fall 2002; Fall 2003 – Spring 2005
      ACCT 2010: Introductory Managerial Accounting
    • Fall 2003; Fall 2004; Fall 2005
      ACCT 3080: Intermediate Accounting I
    • Spring 2004
      ACCT 4260: Accounting Systems

Baton Rouge Community CollegeInstructor

    • 1998-99; 1999-2000
      ACCT 2001: Introductory Financial Accounting
    • 1998-99; 1999-2000
      ACCT 2101: Introductory Managerial Accounting

Louisiana State University at Alexandria

  • 1997-1998
    ACCT 2001: Introductory Financial Accounting
  • 1997-1998
    ACCT 2101: Introductory Managerial Accounting
  • Spring 1998
    ACCT 3001: Intermediate Accounting

Professional Experience

2015

Sabine Medical Center, Many, LA

Chief Financial Officer

2011- 2012

Argent Trust, Ruston, LA

Business Development Officer

2008 – 2011

Exchange Bank, Natchitoches, LA

Cashier & Information Security Officer

2005 – 2008

St. Mary’s School, Natchitoches, LA

Comptroller

1991-1997

Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, LA

Fiscal Analyst

Academic Presentations

2021

LSU Academic Workshop

Baton Rouge, LA (online)

2019

Haskell & White & Managerial Auditing Journal Academic Conference

Irvine, CA

AAA Ohio Region Meeting

Columbus, OH

2017

AAA Southwest Region Meeting

Little Rock, AR

2017

AAA Auditing Midyear Meeting (Research & Education Table Forum)

Orlando, FL

2016

AAA National Meeting (Restatements & Litigation Concurrent Session)

New York, NY

Other Professional Presentations & Proceedings

2013

RWA National Conference

Atlanta, GA
Finances: Record Keeping, Tax Filing and Budgeting.
Co-presenters: D. Kelly, CPA, and D. McMeans, CPA.

Conferences
attended

2021

AAA Forensic Accounting Conference – Online

2020

AAA New Faculty Consortium – Leesburg, VA
AAA Forensic Accounting Research Conference – Washington, DC

2019

Haskell & White & Managerial Auditing Journal Academic Conference – Irvine, CA
AAA National Meeting – San Francisco, CA
AAA Ohio Regional Meeting – Columbus, OH
LSU Regional Conference – Baton Rouge, LA

2018

AAA National Meeting – Washington, DC
LSU Regional Conference – Baton Rouge, LA

2017

AAA National Meeting – San Diego, CA
AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium – Westlake, TX
LSU Regional Conference – Baton Rouge, LA
AAA Auditing Section Doctoral Consortium – Orlando, FL

2016

AAA National Meeting – New York, NY
LSU Fraud & Forensic Accounting Conference – Baton Rouge, LA
LSU Regional Conference – Baton Rouge, LA

2015

AAA Southwest Regional Meeting – Houston, TX
LSU Regional Conference – Baton Rouge, LA

2014

LSU Regional Conference – Baton Rouge, LA

Volunteer Reviewer & Service to the Profession

  • 2021 AAA Ohio Region Midyear Meeting, Financial Accounting and Reporting Section***
  • 2021 AAA Western Region Midyear Meeting**
  • 2020 AAA Ohio Western Region Midyear Meeting
  • 2019 AAA Annual Meeting**
  • 2019 AAA Ohio Region Meeting*
  • 2019 AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Meeting
  • 2017 AAA Southwest Region Midyear Meeting*

 

*Reviewer & Presenter

**Reviewer & Discussant

**Reviewer & Paper Co-Chair