Laura C. Alford, Ph.D.

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

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CURRICULUM VITAE

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Education

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

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

Louisiana College, Pineville, LA
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Research Interests

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Financial Accounting, Managerial Decision Making and Regulation.

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Research

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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] 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)
  • [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.
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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

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Academic Experience

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Naval Postgraduate School – Assistant Professor

    • 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
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Professional Experience

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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

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Academic Presentations

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2019

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.

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Conferences
attended

2019

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

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Volunteer Reviewer

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

 

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