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Kathy Kaminski
Assistant Professor
School of Acctg, Finan, & Info Serv
HMPH 343
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Kathy Kaminski, PhD
Assistant Professor, Accounting


Ph D

2002, Business Administration / Accounting
Oklahoma State University


1997, Accounting
Oklahoma State University


1985, Accountancy
Northern Arizona University

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Kathleen Kaminski joined the School of Accounting, Financial and Information Services (SAFIS) in Fall 2016.  She currently teaches ACCT 2020 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting, ACCT 3010 - Intermediate Accounting I, ACCT 3020 - Cost Accounting and ACCT 5002 - Accounting for Administrators.  Dr. Kaminski received her B.S. in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University, her M.S in Accounting and her Ph.D. in Business Administration – Accounting from Oklahoma State University.  She worked as a corporate accountant for Shell Oil Company and is a licensed CPA (Texas).  Before coming to ULM, Dr. Kaminski has taught at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, The University of South Dakota, Montana State University – Billings, and Georgia College and State University.  She is an active member in several academic and professional organizations including the American Accounting Association, the AIPCA, and LSCPA.

Dr. Kaminski has a passion for teaching and is committed to the learning, growth and development of her students.  She encourages them to believe in their abilities, thereby empowering her students to achieve their highest goals.  She is very excited to be part of the SAFIS team and looks forward to what will hopefully be a long and successful relationship.

In her spare time, Dr. Kaminski enjoys live theater, music and art.  She reads murder mysteries and is an avid animal and nature lover.    

Licensure & Certification

Certified Public Accountant, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. (1990 - Present)

Research Interests

Dr. Kaminski’s research interests are primarily in the areas of financial statement fraud, the accounting conceptual framework, assurance of learning and pedagogy.  Her publications appear in the Journal of Forensic Accounting, Advances in Public Interest Accounting, Managerial Auditing Journal, International Journal of Business, Accounting and Finance, Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment, The Journal of Research in Business Education, and the Sioux Falls Business Journal.  Her other scholarly activities include conference poster and paper presentations/proceedings and article and textbook reviews.  

Recent Publications

Kaminski, K. A., Golemon, D. L. (2023). Evaluating Financial Performance: Adding a Product with ESG Risks. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL: Journal of Business Cases and Applications.
Kaminski, K. A., Hogan, E. A. (2023). An Examination of Non-linearity in Financial Statement Data Using Topological Tests. Texas: Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting.
Kaminski, K., Golemon, D., McEacharn, M. (2020). The Switch: A Study of Promoting Introductory Managerial Accounting As the First Accounting Course for Business and Non-Business Majors (pp. 173-200). Florida: The Accounting Educators' Journal.
Kaminski, K., Wetzel, T. S., Guan, L. (2001). Ratio Analysis - Predictor of Fraud?. American Accounting Association Auditing Section Midyear Conference.
Holland, R., Kaminski, K. (2004). Cost Effective Management of Accounts Payable for a Small Business. Allied Academies International Conference.
Hibbs, R., Kaminski, K. (2013). Best Practices: Attracting, Maintaining, and Graduating Transfer Students. Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology Conference.
Kaminski, K., Wetzel, T. S. (2004). Can Financial Ratios Detect Fraudulent Financial Reporting? (pp. 15-28). Managerial Auditing Journal.
Kaminski, K., Wetzel, T. S. (2004). Financial Ratios and Fraud: An Exploratory Study Using Chaos Theory (pp. 147-172). Journal of Forensic Accounting.
Holland, R., Kaminski, K. (2007). Accounting for Exchange Transactions: An Alternative Perspective (pp. 113-118). Journal of College Teaching and Learning.
Guan, L., Kaminski, K., Wetzel, T. S. (2007). Can Investors Detect Fraud Using Financial Statements: An Exploratory Study (pp. 17-34). Advances in Public Interest Accounting.
Kaminski, K. (2009). Proposed Accounting Changes Demand Attention (pp. 10). Sioux Falls Business Journal.
Kaminski, K. (2009). Proposed Accounting Changes Consider Small Firms (pp. 18). Sioux Falls Business Journal.
Kaminski, K., Carpenter, J. (2011). Accounting Conceptual Frameworks: A Comparison of FASB and IASB Approaches (pp. 16-26). International Journal of Business, Accounting, and Finance.
Hogan, E., Maskulka, T., Kaminski, K. (2014). Assessment of BSBA Students' Conversancy in Current Business Issues: A Case Study (pp. 1-14). Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment.
Hogan, E., Maskulka, T., Kaminski, K., Riley, S. (2017). Drilling Down: A Process to Enhance Faculty Engagement in Effective Assessment (pp. 16-30). Journal of Research in Business Education.

Awards & Honors

February 2021 Spotlight Recognition (Accounting Educators' Journal, Vol. 30, 2020).

2009-2010 Graese Fellowship Award.

2008 Beacon Opportunity Fund Award.

2004 Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

2003-2004 Laurie Hendrickson McMillan Faculty Award.

1999 OSU College of Business Administration Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate.

1997 Arthur Andersen Research Grant.

1997-1998 Wilton T. Anderson Distinguished Graduate Fellowship.

1996 Minorco Research Grant.

1996 KPMG Peat Marwick Scholarship.

1995 P. Phillips Scholarship.

1994 Ernst and Young Scholarship.

Courses Taught




ACCT 3020COST ACCOUNTING, 6 course(s)