Accounting & Information Management

Ph.D. Student Profiles

Christina Adams

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Christina is a fourth-year doctoral student with research interests in auditing and financial reporting. She enjoys teaching auditing and financial reporting and is interested in implementing data analytics into the classroom. She obtained both her Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi. Prior to entering UT's Ph.D. program, Christina was an Adjunct Professor at Ole Miss, a Property Accountant at Parkway Properties Inc., a Senior Audit Associate at KPMG LLP in Jackson, MS, and an Audit Associate at KPMG LLP in Birmingham, AL. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and of the American Accounting Association, and holds an active CPA license in the state of Mississippi. Email: cadams47@vols.utk.edu

Christina Adams

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Christina is a fourth-year doctoral student with research interests in auditing and financial reporting. She enjoys teaching auditing and financial reporting and is interested in implementing data analytics into the classroom. She obtained both her Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi. Prior to entering UT's Ph.D. program, Christina was an Adjunct Professor at Ole Miss, a Property Accountant at Parkway Properties Inc., a Senior Audit Associate at KPMG LLP in Jackson, MS, and an Audit Associate at KPMG LLP in Birmingham, AL. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and of the American Accounting Association, and holds an active CPA license in the state of Mississippi. Email: cadams47@vols.utk.edu


Xi Ai

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Xi Ai is a second-year doctoral student with research interests in auditing, international accounting, and mergers and acquisitions. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Arkansas in 2014. Prior to starting the doctoral program, Xi worked in the International Accounting Division of Tyson Foods’ global headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas. Her duties included overseeing financial reporting and implementing SOX, SAP, and cost accounting systems in Tyson’s foreign locations. Xi is a licensed CPA in the state of Arkansas and is a licensed CMA.  Email: xai2@vols.utk.edu

Xi Ai

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Xi Ai is a second-year doctoral student with research interests in auditing, international accounting, and mergers and acquisitions. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Arkansas in 2014. Prior to starting the doctoral program, Xi worked in the International Accounting Division of Tyson Foods’ global headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas. Her duties included overseeing financial reporting and implementing SOX, SAP, and cost accounting systems in Tyson’s foreign locations. Xi is a licensed CPA in the state of Arkansas and is a licensed CMA.  Email: xai2@vols.utk.edu


Jason Ashby

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Jason Ashby is a second-year doctoral student with research interests in financial reporting, voluntary disclosure, capital markets, and mergers & acquisitions. His teaching interests are financial accounting and managerial accounting. Jason earned his bachelor’s degree, double majoring in accounting and economics, and his master’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University in April 2017. Prior to starting the doctoral program, Jason taught an introductory accounting course at Brigham Young University. He also interned at Squire & Company PC in their advisory division.  Email: jashby@vols.utk.edu

Jason Ashby

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Jason Ashby is a second-year doctoral student with research interests in financial reporting, voluntary disclosure, capital markets, and mergers & acquisitions. His teaching interests are financial accounting and managerial accounting. Jason earned his bachelor’s degree, double majoring in accounting and economics, and his master’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University in April 2017. Prior to starting the doctoral program, Jason taught an introductory accounting course at Brigham Young University. He also interned at Squire & Company PC in their advisory division.  Email: jashby@vols.utk.edu


Jerome Conley

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Jerome Conley is a fourth-year doctoral student with research interests in audit, specifically, audit firm portfolio-risk management and audit practice innovation. He is also interested in research related to financial reporting quality. His teaching interests are in auditing, financial accounting, and managerial accounting. Jerome obtained a Bachelor of Accountancy from Appalachian State University and a Master of Accountancy from Wake Forest University. Before entering the Ph.D. program, Jerome was a Visiting Lecturer at Wake Forest University (teaching financial and managerial accounting) as well as a Senior Audit Associate at Grant Thornton in Charlotte NC, where he audited clients in five different industries. Finally, he served as the interim Executive Director of an after-school and summer program focused on literacy, Rise&Shine Freedom School, in Brevard NC. Email: cd1@vols.utk.edu

Jerome Conley

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Jerome Conley is a fourth-year doctoral student with research interests in audit, specifically, audit firm portfolio-risk management and audit practice innovation. He is also interested in research related to financial reporting quality. His teaching interests are in auditing, financial accounting, and managerial accounting. Jerome obtained a Bachelor of Accountancy from Appalachian State University and a Master of Accountancy from Wake Forest University. Before entering the Ph.D. program, Jerome was a Visiting Lecturer at Wake Forest University (teaching financial and managerial accounting) as well as a Senior Audit Associate at Grant Thornton in Charlotte NC, where he audited clients in five different industries. Finally, he served as the interim Executive Director of an after-school and summer program focused on literacy, Rise&Shine Freedom School, in Brevard NC. Email: cd1@vols.utk.edu


Andrew Doucet

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Andrew Doucet is a third-year doctoral student in the department of Accounting & Information Management. His research interests include financial reporting, managerial accounting, and corporate governance. He earned his Bachelors of Accounting and Masters of Accounting degrees at the University of Arkansas. Prior to starting the doctoral program, Andrew interned in PwC’s assurance service line at the Fayetteville, AR office. Andrew also taught undergraduate Accounting Information Systems at the University of Arkansas. Email: adoucet@vols.utk.edu

Andrew Doucet

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Andrew Doucet is a third-year doctoral student in the department of Accounting & Information Management. His research interests include financial reporting, managerial accounting, and corporate governance. He earned his Bachelors of Accounting and Masters of Accounting degrees at the University of Arkansas. Prior to starting the doctoral program, Andrew interned in PwC’s assurance service line at the Fayetteville, AR office. Andrew also taught undergraduate Accounting Information Systems at the University of Arkansas. Email: adoucet@vols.utk.edu


Fellipe Gomes Raymundo

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Fellipe Gomes Raymundo is a third-year Ph.D. student with research interests in financial accounting, capital markets, institutional investors, and corporate governance. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from IBMEC in Brazil and his Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Arkansas. Fellipe worked as an equity research analyst at JGP, one of Brazil’s top five independent asset management firms, and later as the head of the equity research team and as a co-portfolio manager at Appia Capital. His job involved using corporate financial statements to build equity valuation models and to provide input about fund holdings. Email: fgomesra@vols.utk.edu

Fellipe Gomes Raymundo

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Fellipe Gomes Raymundo is a third-year Ph.D. student with research interests in financial accounting, capital markets, institutional investors, and corporate governance. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from IBMEC in Brazil and his Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Arkansas. Fellipe worked as an equity research analyst at JGP, one of Brazil’s top five independent asset management firms, and later as the head of the equity research team and as a co-portfolio manager at Appia Capital. His job involved using corporate financial statements to build equity valuation models and to provide input about fund holdings. Email: fgomesra@vols.utk.edu


Stefan Slavov

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Stefan Slavov is a first-year doctoral student with research interests in auditing and corporate governance. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in 2014 and his master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2015. He is an Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program (ADSP) Scholar. Stefan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and is a licensed CPA in the state of Ohio. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, Stefan was an Audit Senior with Deloitte in Cincinnati, OH. He has experience auditing both public and private companies, primarily in the life sciences and manufacturing industries. Email: sslavov@vols.utk.edu

Stefan Slavov

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Stefan Slavov is a first-year doctoral student with research interests in auditing and corporate governance. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in 2014 and his master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2015. He is an Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program (ADSP) Scholar. Stefan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and is a licensed CPA in the state of Ohio. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, Stefan was an Audit Senior with Deloitte in Cincinnati, OH. He has experience auditing both public and private companies, primarily in the life sciences and manufacturing industries. Email: sslavov@vols.utk.edu


Danielle Stanley

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Danielle Stanley is a first-year doctoral student with research interests in taxation, financial reporting, and corporate governance. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from East Carolina University in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Prior to starting the doctoral program, Danielle worked as a Tax Senior Associate with Dixon Hughes Goodman. She is a licensed CPA in the state of North Carolina. Email: dstanl10@vols.utk.edu

Danielle Stanley

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Danielle Stanley is a first-year doctoral student with research interests in taxation, financial reporting, and corporate governance. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from East Carolina University in 2012 and 2014, respectively. Prior to starting the doctoral program, Danielle worked as a Tax Senior Associate with Dixon Hughes Goodman. She is a licensed CPA in the state of North Carolina. Email: dstanl10@vols.utk.edu