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Phil Brown

Philip A. Brown
Associate Professor
Chair of Accounting

pbrown@harding.edu

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men"
Colossians 3:23

Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • PhD, University of Mississippi, 1999
  • MBA, West Virginia University, 1984
  • BBA, Harding University, 1981
  • AA, Ohio Valley College, 1979

Academic Positions Held:

  • Director of Accounting Program, Harding University, 2002 to present
  • Associate Professor, Harding University, 1999 to present
  • Assistant Professor, Harding University, 1987-99

Other Positions:

  • Small Business Consultant

Recognition and Honors:

  • Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award – Alpha Chi, 2006
  • Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, 2004
  • United Who’s Who in America, 2003
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2000 and 2002
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 1999
  • Doctoral Consortium Fellow, University of Mississippi, 1998
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Mississippi, 1998
  • College of Business Outstanding Faculty Award, 1995 and 2002
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1993, 2000, 2005

COBA and University Committees:

  • COBA Assessment Team
  • Served as Social Club Advisor, 1995, 1998-2005
  • Served on Student Appeals Committee, 1994-present
  • Served on Chapel Appeals Committee, 1995-present
  • Served on Rank and Promotion Committee, 2001-2003
  • Served on Liberal Arts Curriculum Review Committee, 1996
  • Served as College of Business High School Coordinator, Fall 2001
  • Coordinated COBA Business Plan Competition, 2003
  • Sponsored Student Teams in Governor’s Challenge Business Plan Competition, 2002-present
  • Coordinated COBA Business Plan Competition, 2003
  • Sponsored Student Teams in Governor’s Challenge Business Plan Competition, 2002-present
  • Served on Social Club Evaluation Committee, 2004
  • Served as Sponsor of the Accounting Society, 2004-present

Courses Taught:

  • Graduate Accounting Environment and Concepts, MBA
  • Graduate Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting, MBA
  • Graduate Research Statistics, MBA
  • Graduate Accounting Theory, MBA
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Accounting Internship
  • Advanced Accounting
  • CPA Review/Accounting Theory
  • Financial Analysis
  • Business Statistics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Personal Finance
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Management Simulation

Professional Memberships:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), 1989 to present
  • American Accounting Association, (AAA), 1995 to present
  • Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1989 to present
  • Christian Business Faculty Association, 2004-present
  • Association of Private Enterprise Education, 2004-present

Areas of Interest:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Behavioral Accounting
  • Ethics
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Christian Stewardship

Publications and Presentations:

Papers Presented:

  • “Using Case Studies in the Intermediate Accounting Classroom: Tips and Techniques”, American Accounting Association National Convention, Washington DC, August 2006
  • “Public Perceptions of Accounting: The Accountant in Cinematography”, Society of Business, Industry and Economics Association, Natchez, MS, April 2006
  • Revisiting the Use of Case Studies: Practical Tips and Techniques for Our Classrooms”, Christian Business Faculty Association, San Diego, CA, October 2005
  • “Forensic Accountants: Individually and Collectively Serving the Public Good”, American Academy of Accounting and Finance, New Orleans, LA December, 2003.
  • “Ethical Exemplification and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct:  An Empirical Investigation of Auditor and Public Perceptions”, AAA National Convention, Honolulu, HI, August 2003.
  • “Cultures, Family Values, Trust and Economic Development”, Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV, April, 2003.
  • AThe Effect of an Accounting Tutoring Program On Students= Success in the First Principles Course@, American Academy of Accounting and Finance, New Orleans, December, 2001.
  • AIncome Level and Income Type as Determinants of Tax Return Preparation Fees: An Empirical Investigation@, AAA National Convention, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2000.

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Published:

  • Dissertation - AThe AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and Exemplification: An Empirical Investigation of Auditor and Public Perceptions@.
  • “Ethical Exemplification and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct: An Empirical Investigation of Auditor and Public Perceptions” Journal of Business Ethics. (October 2006)
  • Revisiting the Use of Case Studies” Practical Tips and Techniques for Our Classrooms”, CBFA Journal, 2005
  • “The Effect of ‘Ability to Pay’ on Tax Preparation Fees” in Federation of Business Discipline, Volume 2, Spring 2004                              
  • “Income Level and Income Type as Determinants of Tax Return Preparation Fees: An Empirical Investigation@ in Advances in Accounting, Volume 19, pg 189-213, Spring 2002.
  • AThe Effect of An Accounting Tutoring Program on Students= Success in the First Principles Course@, The Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Vol 10, No.1, Spring 2002.

Community Activities:

  • CATS Week Presenter, Conducted Week Long Seminars to High School Students, 2000 to present
  • Presented Investment Program to International Students Society, 2002
  • Presented Program to Newport, AR Investment Club, 2000
  • Conducted Personal Finance Seminar for the Searcy Community through West Side church of Christ, 1998
  • Junior and Senior High Bible Class Teacher
  • Coordinated Katrina Disaster Relief, Downtown Church, 2005
  • Member of the Building Finance Committee, Downtown Church, 2005-present
  • Finance Committee Member, College Church, 1999-2004
  • Chaired Holiday Toy Store, Searcy Community, December 2004, 2005
  • Coordinated School Supply Drive, Searcy Community, August 2004, 2005
  • Served with Annual Day of Caring, Searcy Community, August 1999-present
  • Sponsored/Led Mission Trip to West Memphis, AR, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Sponsored/Led Mission Trip to New York City, September 2001
  • Sponsored/Led Mission Trip to Chicago, July 2001
  • Sponsored/Led Mission Trip to Northeast (New Hampshire, Vermont) July 2000

 

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