Amelia Hart joined the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville in 2018. She is currently an Associate Professor of Practice within the Department of Accounting and Information Management. Amelia serves as the Co-coordinator of the UT AIM Academy, a summer program that hosts high school rising juniors from underrepresented groups for an integrated collegiate experience that introduces the field of accounting and information management. Amelia is a member of the Teaching and Learning Innovation Taskforce Advisory team [a Division of Faculty Affairs] serving as a thought leader and ambassador, demonstrating, creating, and connecting efforts across disciplines and educational contexts as the university’s home for faculty development and for integrating curricular best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching. Amelia serves on the Faculty Senate as one of the faculty leaders who advocate, advise, recommend on policy matters related to the wellbeing of the faculty, and on the UT Haslam Scholars selection committee. She is currently serving as the 2023 Vice-president of the PhD Project’s Accounting Faculty Alumni Association (AFAA).
Amelia recently completed two years of service as the co-chair of the American Accounting Association (AAA) Teaching Learning & Curriculum and Diversity Conferences hosted in San Antonio, TX in 2022 and in Bethesda, Maryland in 2021. In addition, she previously served as faculty advisor for both Beta Alpha Psi and NABA Inc. She was the recipient of a Teaching & Learning Innovation Faculty Leader Award ; a Course Redesign Institute Award ; the Decosimo Faculty Leadership Award ; a finalist of the Richard C. Reizenstein Outstanding Commitment to Students Award ; and a nominee for the UT Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching award in .
Amelia frequently presents on current events related to accounting and auditing. She is a repeat guest speaker at high schools [for recruitment and awareness of the profession] and has presented for audiences at venues that include the Department of Defense, American Bar Association, AGA, CPA State Societies, Leadership seminars, and Academic conferences. Amelia currently co-authors the Accounting and Auditing Section articles published in the Tennessee CPA Journal on a bi-monthly basis.
Her teaching experience include courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These classes have included Introduction to Financial Accounting, Business Software Application, Accounting Information Systems, Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, Auditing, Advanced Auditing, Accounting for MBAs, and Cost Management. She developed a standalone introductory online accounting course with responsibility for the studio recordings, content development, and delivery for the Haslam College of Business B.O.S.S. summer series of summer online courses.
Preceding her time at UT, Amelia served at other institutions as an assistant and associate professor where she served in numerous roles including coordinator of accounting curricular and program activities, faculty advisor for student accounting organizations, consultant for the center of teaching excellence, faculty representative, and director of diversity initiatives. She has over 15 years of experience in the academy.
Hart’s doctoral research area focused on the going concern assumption: The investor’s propensity towards a Type II error in the going concern assessment: An economic evaluation of the relationship between management’s good news and unbiased evidence of financial stress in public companies.
Prior to teaching, Amelia worked in private and public accounting in roles that included both Accounting Manager and Controller. She is a licensed CPA in the State of Tennessee and a CGMA. Amelia completed her master’s degree at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and her doctorate degree in accounting at Anderson University in Anderson Indiana.
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