Cindy Vance, PhD
|Title||Chair & Associate Professor of Accounting|
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|Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration, with a concentration in Advanced Accounting – Northcentral University, 2017
Master of Business Administration – Shenandoah University, 1995
Bachelor of Science (Accounting and Economics) – Shepherd University, 1988
Dr. Vance is a full-time Associate Accounting Professor at Shepherd University. She teaches accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has over 25 years experience in the accounting field in external audit, internal audit, and financial accounting, and managerial accounting. She has held controller positions in both the higher education and health-care industry. She received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting and Economics from Shepherd University in 1984, a Master of Business Administration degree from Shenandoah University in 1995, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Advanced Accounting from Northcentral University in 2017. She is a summa cum laude graduate from the attended institutions, and a recipient of the McMurran Scholar award from Shepherd University. Her research area is financial statement fraud. Her Ph.D. dissertation was titled, “The Effects of the Presence of Fraud and Auditor Certification Considering Professional Skepticism on Fraud Risk Assessment Performance”, which examined the effect of the presence of fraud and auditor attributes on fraud risk assessments.
Dr. Vance is a licensed CPA in Virginia. She serves on the following committees at Shepherd University: Admissions & Credits, Promotion & Tenure for College of Business, Scholarship & Awards, and Faculty Senate. She is also the advisor of the Shepherd University Accounting Club and an alumna of Phi Gamma Nu, professional business fraternity. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the American Accounting Association (AAA), Delta Mu Delta international business honor society (Northcentral University), Phi Kappa Phi international multidisciplinary honor society (Shepherd University), the Shepherd University McMurran Scholar Advisory Board, and the Shepherd University Alumni Association Board.
|Contact For||Shepherd University Accounting Club|
Vahid Biglari, PhD
|Title||Assistant Professor of Accounting|
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|Doctor of Philosophy Accounting – University of Malaya, Malaysia, 2014
Master of Accounting – Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, 2007
Bachelor of Accounting – IKIU, Iran, 2005
Dr. Vahid Biglari has a Ph.D. in financial reporting and accounting. Prior to joining Shepherd University, he was a lecturer at the University of Newcastle Australia, Henley Business School, University of Reading Malaysia, and an assistant professor at UCSI University, Malaysia. In addition, Vahid spent several years outside academia in accounting and audit industries to supplement his academic knowledge with practical application.
He taught courses on various accounting subjects for undergraduate and graduate students, and he has served as a reviewer for journals. Vahid has also supervised several postgraduate and undergraduate dissertations. He was recently awarded as a provisional member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Vahid’s research interests include Human Resources accounting, Big Data in accounting, and transparency in financial markets. He has published various articles in international journals including Asia-Pacific Financial Markets; Journal of Business Theory and Practice; and Journal of Economics and International Finance. Vahid is also a provisional member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and an Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).