News from the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy

Faculty and Staff News

The Adkerson School of Accountancy is proud to be home to an accomplished faculty and staff. Here, we introduce you to some new faces and share news of recognitions and research.

New Faculty & Staff

William Anding
Alumnus Will Anding is serving as a Lecturer, primarily teaching junior level intermediate accounting courses. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Mississippi State – having completed his master’s 2½ years ago – and plans to begin Florida State’s doctoral program in June. His research interests relate to audit quality and financial markets. Previously he had been an Audit Senior Associate at KPMG in Memphis, TN.

Kun Liu
Kun Liu also will begin at MSU in fall 2020. She is now finishing a PhD from the University of South Carolina. She has a master’s degree from Bentley University in Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts’ Salem State University and China’s Henan University, earned through a dual degree program. Her research pursuits focus on judgment and decision-making in financial and managerial accounting topics, particularly how external financial reporting choices influence internal managerial decisions. Her teaching interests include financial accounting and cost/managerial accounting.

Casey Camors
Casey Camors will join us next fall from Texas Tech University, where she is completing her PhD. She earned a BSBA in accounting at Oregon State in 2003, then worked several years in accounting firms as a senior accountant/auditor. She next moved into city government, most recently serving as Finance Director for the City of Milwaukie, OR, prior to entering the PhD program. Her teaching interests lie in audit, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, managerial accounting, financial accounting and taxation. Her research interests include audit and state and local government and not-for-profit accounting and auditing.

Trina Pollan
Trina Pollan is the School’s new Academic Coordinator. An alumna of the MSU College of Business, she came to ASAC from the University’s Academic Advising Center, and she has previously worked with the Registrar’s Office and the College of Business. As Academic Coordinator, she advises prospective and current students pertaining to academic plans and class schedules, transfer credit articulation and graduation, and she recruits for the School on and off campus. She also coordinates the School’s ASAP – Accelerating Students into the Accounting Profession – summer camp and serves as Advisor to the ASAC Ambassadors and the Accounting and Finance Student Society.

Outstanding Educator

The MSCPA has named alumnus and faculty member Angela Pannell as its 2020 Outstanding Educator. The Instructor of Accountancy also serves on the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy and is now in her third term.

Published Research

In being selected to contribute to leading academic and professional peer reviewed journals, our faculty members garner much deserved attention that reflects the Adkerson School of Accountancy’s robust research environment. Those who have recently been sought out for publication include:

Noel AddyJournal of Information Systems

Nathan BerglundAccounting and the Public Interest, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Contemporary Accounting Research Online, Journal of Information Systems, Managerial Auditing Journal

Joseph FaelloJournal of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice

Emily HuntReview of Accounting Studies

Shawn MauldinAccounting Editors’ Journal, Accounting Education, Advances in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education

Brad TrinkleJournal of Information Systems

Kelly WalkerJournal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy, The ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research, Trusts & Estates

For a complete list of their work including article titles, CLICK HERE.