Jan Taylor, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, began consulting in January 2021 as the Academic in Residence and Senior Director of Academic and Student Engagement at AICPA, assuming the role full-time in July 2021. She retired from her position as an Associate Professor of Accounting at Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas) where she taught both undergraduate and graduate students. Jan has also previously taught and served in leadership roles at University of San Diego and University of Houston-Clear Lake and spent several years in public practice and serving as Controller/CFO of a wealth management firm. Jan has taught financial (from Principles to Graduate Research) and managerial courses as well as auditing, ethics, and leadership courses. Her primary research interests related to accounting pedagogy, auditing, and accounting ethics and leadership and she has published in numerous academic journals and practitioner publications.
Jan has been active in service to academia and the profession as well as her community. In addition to several other service roles, she is a past-President of the International Board of Directors of Beta Alpha Psi and, prior to employment with AICPA, served on the AICPA Board of Examiners, AICPA Academic Executive Committee, the joint AICPA/NASBA CPA Evolution Education Advisory Group, the AICPA Women’s Executive Initiative Task Force, the AICPA ENGAGE Academic / Practitioner Program (chair 2019-2020. Additionally, Jan has provided service to several committees with TXCPA and the Houston Chapter of TXCPA, and has served as a trustee with the TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation. Jan served as an external professor with KPMG from 2005-2019, training new auditors and senior associates. She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in protective services.
Jan has received numerous awards for teaching and research as well as service to the profession of accountancy and accountancy education including the Beta Alpha Psi Lifetime Service Award, the Beta Alpha Psi President’s Award, the TXCPA Educator of the Year Award, and the ASWCPA Educator of the Year award.
Jan is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) through the AICPA.
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