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Michelle McEacharn
Professor
School of Acctg, Finan, & Info Serv
HMPH 302
318-342-1109
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Michelle McEacharn, DBA/CPA/CIA
Professor, Accounting
Susan and Bill Banowsky Endowed Chair in Accounting & Accounting Program Coordinator

Education

DBA

1994, Accounting
Louisiana Tech University

MBA

1988, Business Administration
The University of Louisiana at Monroe

BBA

1987, Accounting
The University of Louisiana at Monroe

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Michelle McEacharn, DBA, CPA, CIA, CGMA is a Professor of Accounting and serves as the Director for the School of Accounting, Financial and Information Services in the ULM College of Business and Social Sciences.  She earned her Doctorate of Business Administration with a major in Accounting and minors in Finance and Quantitative Analysis from Louisiana Tech University. 

Dr. McEacharn’s current teaching interests are focused on governmental and not-for-profit accounting, consolidations and acquisitions, and international accounting issues.  She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education Award by the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants in 2009 and the Outstanding Educator for the Southwest Region of the American Accounting Association in 2008. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Federation of Business Disciplines and is a recent past president for the Northeast Chapter of the Society of Louisiana CPAs. 

Licensure & Certification

Chartered Global Management Accountant, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. (December 2014 - Present)
Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditors. (May 1997 - Present)
Certified Public Accountant, Louisiana, State Board of CPAs of Louisiana. (May 1988 - Present)

Research Interests

Dr. McEacharn's current research interests include statistical sampling in audits, uncollectible accounts reporting for not-for-profit organizations, and negative interest rate implications internationally and domestically.  She has published 15 journal articles and has nearly 50 presentations of papers and workshops on her resume.

 

Recent Publications

Wampler, B., McEacharn, M. (2001). Customized Tables for Tests of Controls: A Spreadsheet (pp. 48-50). The CPA Journal.
McEacharn, M., Wampler, B. (2002). A Customized Spreadsheet for Tests of Controls: Random Sampling (pp. 58-59). The CPA Journal.
McEacharn, E. M., Berry, R., Ku, Y. (2003). The Integration of Technology into an Accounting Program: Beginning a Longitudinal Assessment (pp. 16). Proceedings of the American Accounting Association, Southwest Region.
McEacharn, E. M. (2005). Game Play in the Learning Environment: Who Wants To Be An Accountant? Lawyer? Economist? (pp. 95-105). Accounting Education: An International Journal.
Wampler, B., McEacharn, M. (2005). Controlling Sampling Risks in Tests of Controls: Implications for Auditors and Management (pp. 38-42). Today's CPA.
Guidry, R., McEacharn, E. M., Berry, R. (2005). Careers in Accounting: Perceptions of the Next Generation of Business Professionals (pp. 1-9). SW-DSI Regional Meeting.
McEacharn, M., Wampler, B. (2005). Monetary-Unit Sampling Using Microsoft Excel (pp. 36-40). The CPA Journal.
Zebda, A., McEacharn, E. M. (2008). Accounting Expert Systems and the Treatment of Uncertainty (pp. 1-13). The Business Review, Cambridge.
McEacharn, E. M., Roshto, P. G. (2010). Performance in the Introductory Financial Accounting Course: The Influence of Homework Effort. Arlington, TX: Ethics & Critical Thinking Journal.
Wampler, B., McEacharn, M. (2011). A Better Spreadsheet for Tests of Controls: Leveraging Technology for More Efficient Audits (pp. 66-71). The CPA Journal.
Berry, C., McEacharn, E. M. (2011). An Analysis of the Complex and Subjective Nature of Retaliatory Insurance Premium Taxes. Kansas City, MO: Journal of Insurance Regulation.
Guidry, R., McEacharn, E. M., Berry, R. (2012). A Multidimensional Assessment of the Image of the Accounting Profession (pp. 54-64). Journal of Business and Training Education.
Weber, J., Davis, D., McEacharn, M. (2017). A Financial Statement Campaign: Engaging Accounting Students. International Journal of Social Science and Business.
McEacharn, M., Boswell, K., Chauhan, K., Siereveld, S. (2019). Tenure Clock Policy Transparency For Biological Clock (Family Friendly) Events. Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research.
Wampler, B. M., Shepherd, D., McEacharn, M. Alpha Risk: The Neglected Sampling Risk That Should No Longer Be Ignored. The CPA Journal.
Kaminski, K., Golemon, D., McEacharn, M. The Switch: A Study Promoting Introductory Managerial Accounting as the First Accounting Course for Business and Non-Business Majors. Florida: The Accounting Educators' Journal.

Awards & Honors

August 2020 KPMG Outstanding Published Manuscript Award.

August 2009 Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education.

August 2009 KPMG Mentoring Award.

March 2008 Outstanding Educator Award.

April 2005 Outstanding Professor.

April 2004 Outstanding Professor for the College of Business Administration.

April 2004 Outstanding Overall Professor.

2004 Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

October 2002 Excellence in Teaching.

April 2002 Best Overall Professor.

2001 Nomination for the American Accounting Association's 2001 Innovation in Accouting Education Award.

September 2000 Sound of Today Outstanding Faculty Award.

Courses Taught

ACCT 4010INTL & ADV ACCOUNTING TOPICS, 28 course(s)

ACCT 4031Advanced Income Tax, 1 course(s)

ACCT 4032GOVM AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ACCT, 18 course(s)

ACCT 5002ACCOUNTING FOR ADMINISTRATORS, 1 course(s)

BMBA 5012ACCT ANALY FOR DECISION MAKING, 1 course(s)

BMBA 5020FINANCIAL ANALYSIS, 1 course(s)

BUSN 5001BUSINESS AND ITS ENVIRONMENT, 1 course(s)

CSCI 1070COMPUTER LITERACY, 4 course(s)

ENTR 3052Entr Finance, 2 course(s)

FINA 3015BUSINESS FINANCE, 2 course(s)

FINA 3016INTERMEDIATE CORPORATE FINANCE, 3 course(s)

FINA 3030Entrepreneurial Finance, 2 course(s)

FINA 4006FUTURES & OPTIONS CONTRACTS, 1 course(s)