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STATEMENT OF RESEARCH

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STATEMENT OF RESEARCH

    ANDREA ALSTON ROBERTS

    aar5u@virginia.edu

    434-243-1561

    McIntire School of Commerce

    University of Virginia

    Rouss & Robertson Halls, East Lawn

    P.O. Box 400173

    Charlottesville, VA 22904 _______________________________________________________________________

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

    Assistant Professor at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia,

    2008 Present

    Assistant Professor of Accounting, Boston College, 1999 2008

     Instructor, The George Washington University, 1995 1998

EDUCATION

     The George Washington University, 2000

     Ph.D in Business Administration: Accounting

     Minor: Micro Economics

     Towson State University, 1990

     B.S. in Accounting

     Certified Public Accountant, 1991

COURSES TAUGHT

    University of Virginia: Cost Accounting (undergraduate), Special Topics in

     Financial Accounting (MSA)

    Boston College: Managerial Accounting (undergraduate), Financial Statement

     Analysis (undergraduate and MBA), and Financial Accounting

     (undergraduate)

    The George Washington University: Financial Accounting (undergraduate) and

     Financial Statement Analysis (undergraduate)

     2 RESEARCH

Publications:

    “Misreporting Fundraising: How do Nonprofit Organizations Account for

    Telemarketing Campaigns?” with E. Keating and L. Parsons. GNP Section of

    AAA Best Annual Meeting Paper, 2007. The Accounting Review (March 2008).

    “Management of Financial Information in Charitable Organizations: The Case of

    Joint Cost Allocations,” with C. Jones, The Accounting Review (January 2006)

    “The Implications of Joint Cost Standards for Charity Reporting,” Accounting

    Horizons (March 2005)

     “The Cost Effectiveness of Nonprofit Telemarketing Campaigns,” with E.

    Keating and L. Parsons, New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising

    (December 2003)

    “Compensation to Managers of Charitable Organizations: An Empirical Study of

    the Role of Accounting Performance,” with W. Baber and P. Daniel. GNP Section

    of AAA Best Annual Meeting Paper, 1998. The Accounting Review (July 2002).

    Charitable Organizations' Strategies and Program Spending Ratios,” with W.

    Baber and G. Visvanathan, Accounting Horizons (December 2001)

Working papers:

    Moving Beyond the Program Ratio: An Analysis of how Charities use

    Revenues” with C. Jones, K. Kitching, and P. Smith. 2009. Under review at The

    Accounting Review

Works in progress:

    “The Impact of Accounting Discretion and Strategic Decisions on Reported

    Administrative Spending: Evidence from a Survey of Nonprofit Executive

    Directors” with L. Parsons and C. Pryor

    “Are Charity Costs Sticky” with C. Jones and K. Kitching

    “Spending on Programs versus Spending on Executive Compensation: A Test of

    the Agency Problem in Nonprofits”

    “Meeting or Beating Performance Benchmarks: Evidence from the Charities

    Market,” with C. Jones and K. Kitching

Conference Activity and Other Invited Presentations:

American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, 2007

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    University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 2007

    North Carolina State University, 2007

    University of Oregon, 2007

    University of Virginia, 2007

    American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, 2006

    College of William and Mary, 2006

    American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, 2004

    University of Central Florida, 2003

    American Women’s Society of CPA’s, Boston Chapter, Annual Dinner Speaker, 2003 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, 2002

    American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, 1998

    National Association of Black Accountants Annual Conference, 1996

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

University Service:

    Co-faculty advisor, AHANA Management Academy, 2005 present Carroll School of Management Undergraduate Advisor, 1999 present Houston Traveling Fellowship Review Committee, 2005 and 2006

    Undergraduate Leadership Awards Committee, 2005

    Co-chair, Teaching Excellence Committee, 2002 2004 Mentor for Boston College's AHANA Association, 1999 - 2001

    Carroll School of Management Undergraduate Commencement Committee, 2001-2002

    Residential Life Faculty Fellow, 2000 - 2001

Other Professional Service:

    Ad-hoc Reviewer: The Accounting Review; Accounting Horizons, The Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance; Public Administration Review

Reviewer and discussant for annual and mid-year AAA Meetings Government and

    Nonprofit Section, 2003 2006 and Faculty Diversity and Initiatives Section, 2005 -

    2007

National Association of Black Accountants Case Competition Judge, 1998 and 1999

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Ph.D. Project Conference Planning Committee, 1995

Professional Memberships:

    American Accounting Association

    The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), member

    Ph.D. Project Accounting Doctoral Students Association (Charter Member)

    Institute of Management Accountants

GRANTS AND HONORS

    Excellence in Accounting Research Award, AAA’s Faculty Diversity and Initiatives

     Section, 2006

Boston College Research Expense Grant, 2004 - 2007

    Boston College Undergraduate Faculty Research Fellowship, 2002

    KPMG Peat Marwick Doctoral Fellowship, 1994 - 1999

    The George Washington University Doctoral Fellowship, 1994 - 1996

    GNP Section of AAA Dissertation Grant, 1999

    AAA Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 1996

    NABA’s Travis Tomlin Scholarship Award, 1995 - 1996

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Manager, Ernst & Young, L.L.P., Baltimore, MD, 1992 1994. Special Services

     Consulting Practice

    Advanced Staff, Ernst & Young, L.L.P., Baltimore, MD, 1990 1992. Audit Practice

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