Laura C. Alford, Ph.D.

Louisiana State University
Ph.D. in Accounting
December 14, 2018

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Candidate for Ph.D. in Accounting 2014-2018 (expected)

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

Dissertation:

  • [1] 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:

  • [2] How Do 2016 Proposed Rules for Incentive-Based Compensation of Financial Institutions affect Executive Reporting Choices? with Dana Hollie (pilot study complete)
  • [3] An Evaluation of Strategies to Improve Auditor Judgment in Cash Flow Statement Audits with Dana Hollie. (pilot study phase)
  • [4] Internal control deficiencies and their relation to the statement of cash flows with Dana Hollie and Shaokun Yu. (preliminary results)

Publications:

  • [5] Elan Biodiesel with M. Swanstrom, Journal of Finance Case Research, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2008/2009.
  • [6] 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:

  • [7] 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

Louisiana State UniversityInstructor

    • Fall 2018
      ACCT 3021: Intermediate II

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

2017

AAA Southwest Region Midyear 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

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

  • 2019 AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Meeting
  • 2017 AAA Southwest Region Midyear Meeting*