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Deborah F. Beard, Ph.D.

Office: Dempster Hall  253


Ph.D. in Business Administration, Accounting, University of Arkansas, 1987
M.A. in Teaching, Business Education, Southeast Missouri State University, 1974
B.S. in Education, Business Education, Southeast Missouri State University, 1973

Professional Experience

Professor, Southeast Missouri State University, 2008 – present
Associate Professor, Southeast Missouri State University, 1991 – 2008
Assistant Professor, Southeast Missouri State University, 1981– 1991
Instructor, Southeast Missouri State University, 1976 - 1981

Awards, Honors & Certifications

Copper Dome Faculty Fellow in Research, 2008 – 2010
Recognized for Service to Missouri Association of Accounting Educators, 2008
Beta Alpha Psi, 2008
Institute of Management Accountants Certificate of Merit, 2008
Distinguished Paper Award, ISECON2009, ISECON2007, and ISECON 2006
McNair Scholars Mentor, 2006 - 2009
Success in Scholarship, Sports, and Service, 2006
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1999, 2006
Who’s Who in American Education, 2005, 2006
Accounting and Finance Club Faculty Member of the Year, 1994, 1999
Phi Gamma Nu Outstanding Faculty Award, 1989
Phi Kappa Phi, 1999
Beta Gamma Sigma, 1988
Certified Management Accountant Certification, 1990 – present

Professional Interests

Assessment, Experiential Learning, Information Literacy, Financial Literacy, and Accounting Education

Selected Publications

Beard, D.  Schwieger, D. and K. Surendran (2010). “A Value Chain Approach for Attracting, Educating, and Transitioning Students to the IT Profession.” Information Systems Education Journal, 8(7). ISSN: 1545-679X.

Beard, D. F. (2009). “Successful Applications of the Balanced Scorecard in Higher Education.” Journal of Education for Business.” May-June, 84 (5), 275 – 282.

Beard, D., Schwieger, D. and K. Surendran (2009). “Developing the Information Literacy of University Students: Integrating Research into Curricula.” Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (63), 1 – 19. ISSN: 1545-679X.

Beard, D., Schwieger, D., and K. Surendran (2008). “Integrating Soft Skills Assessment through University, College and Programmatic Efforts at an AACSB Accredited Institution.” Journal of Information Systems Education:  Special Issue on IS Education Assessment. 19 (2), 229-240.

Beard, D., Schwieger, D. and K. Surendran (2008). “Extending the Value of MIS Programs.” Information Systems Education Journal, 6 (27). ISSN: 1545-679X.

Beard, D. (2007). “Assessment of Internship Experiences and Accounting Core Competencies.” Accounting Education: An International Journal. 16 (2), 207-220.

Beard, D. and H. Wen. (2007). “Reducing the Threat Levels to Accounting Information Systems: Challenges for Management, Accountants, Auditors, and Academicians.” The CPA Journal. 77 (5), 34-42.

Beard, D. (2007). “Retaliation: Unlawful, Unethical, or Just To Be Expected?” Strategic Finance, 89 (2), 33-38.

Beard, D., Schwieger, D. and K. Surendran (2007). “Bridging the Academic / Industrial Chasm for the Millennial Generation.” Information Systems Education Journal, 5 (33). ISSN: 1545-679X.

Beard, D. "Improving Career Opportunities for Accounting and Finance Majors by Identifying and Establishing Professional Pathways," Academy of Educational Leadership Proceedings, Volume 7, Number 1, April 2002, pp. 3 - 8.

Beard, D. “Active Web Research” in Teaching with Technology Toolkit CD,” published by the American Accounting Association/American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Alliance on Faculty Development, May 2000.

Moore, M.V., G. Johnson, and D.F. Beard. (1999). “Liability in Litigation Support and Courtroom Testimony:  Is It Time To Rethink the Risks?” Journal of Legal Economics, Fall 1999, Vol 9, No. 2, 53-68. 

Beard, D. (1998). “The Status of Internships/Cooperative Education Experiences in Accounting Education,” Journal of Accounting Education, 1998, vol. 16, nos. ¾, 507-516.

Johnson, G. and D. Beard. (1992). “Ethical Dilemmas for Management Accountants,” Management Accounting, May 1992, pp. 12-13.


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Department of Accounting
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