Join us online to discuss ‘Equity, diversity and inclusion: Teaching the issue and enabling a safe classroom’ on Thursday 25 January (2100 St Andrews/1600 Québec/1500 Texas – January 26 at 0800 Wollongong) with Alessandro Ghio (Université Laval), Andrea Romi (Texas Tech University) and Erin Twyford (University of Wollongong. Time will be available for an open discussion where you will have the chance to ask the panelists questions.
Alessandro Ghio, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Université Laval (Québec, Québec). Their research focuses on issues related to diversity in accounting (with a focus on sexuality, gender and age) and corporate social media communication. They teach the capstone course “Seminars in Accounting” and received the prestigious 2019 Global Award 'Ideas Worth Teaching' from the Aspen Institute (NYC, USA). Alessandro is passionate about academic activism, and they are co-initiators of the Queering Accounting and Working Women and Wellbeing groups. Alessandro is an associate editor of Accounting Horizons and a co-editor of the Journal of Management and Governance. They currently serve on the Financial Authority Market (Québec) - Financial Reporting Advisory Committee.
Dr. Andrea Romi holds the Clark and Lois Webster Endowed Professorship in Business Administration, is a Full Professor of Accounting within the School of Accounting, and previously served as the Co-Director of DEI for the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. After receiving both her undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Missouri, Andrea went on to earn her PhD from the University of Arkansas. Her research incorporates mixed methodological approaches and focuses on the area of critical social and environmental accounting, to examine the role of accounting in the social and environmental phenomena facing the world. Andrea has immersed herself within both non-governmental organizations as well as regulatory institutions (e.g. CERES, AICPA, and SEC) to gain practical experience concerning policy strategy as it relates to sustainability. From a research perspective, Dr. Romi has published in various prestigious accounting academic journals including Contemporary Accounting Research; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; Journal of Accounting and Public Policy; European Accounting Review; Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Business, Finance, and Accounting; and Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal among others. Andrea is a member of, and holds various positions with CSEAR, the Center for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, a widely recognized, global community of scholars engaging students, activists, practitioners, policy makers and other interested groups to generate and disseminate knowledge on social and environmental accounting and accountability.
Dr Erin Twyford, CA, is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Wollongong. Before that, she had worked for organisations such as Deloitte and IMB Bank before joining UOW in 2014. Erin’s internationally award-winning research focuses on accounting for vulnerable populations and accountability in public policy and social settings. Erin has published scholarship of teaching and learning research in Accounting Education and the International Journal for Work-Integrated Learning and has won two Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Awards at UOW for her human-centric pedagogy. Erin teaches taxation and advanced financial accounting.