Laura K Rickett, Ph.D.
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Accounting
 Office: BU 527
 Phone: 216-687-3672
 Fax: 216-687-9212
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 527, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Business Administration - IS (Accounting), Kent State University, 2011
M.B.A., Accounting Concentration, The University of Akron, 1997
B.S., Accounting, Bowling Green State University, 1989
Brief Bio:
Professor Rickett joined the Department of Accounting in August of 2010. She received her Ph.D. in Information Systems (minor in Accounting) from Kent State University.  Professor Rickett primarily teaches Accounting Information Systems but has also taught Financial and Managerial Accounting and MBA Financial and Managerial Accounting in her 22 years of teaching in higher education.  Dr. Rickett's research interests include Auditing & Regulation, Investor Behavior and Capital Markets, Data Security and the Value Relevance of IT. She began her career as a CPA in the Audit department of Deloitte & Touche in downtown Cleveland and has also worked at a local CPA firm as well as managed her own private practice.
Honors and Awards:
CSU Beta-Alpha-Psi - Professor of the Year (2011 - 2012)
CSU Faculty Merit Recognition Award (2013, 2014, 2017)
CSU Dean's Summer Research Grant (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
CSU Research Travel Award (2015, 2016, 2017)

KSU - Graduate Management Association - Outstanding Faculty of the Year (2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007)
KSU - College of Business Teaching Award Nominee (2004-2005)
KSU - Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Professor of the Year Nominee (2005-2006)
KSU - Center for Information Systems - Ph.D. Fellow Award (Fall 2008)
KSU - Doctoral Fellowship (2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010)
Research Interests:
Auditing & Regulation
Capital Markets
Big Data
Data Security
AIS Education
Teaching Areas:
Accounting Information Systems
Advanced Accounting Information Systems
IT Audit
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Professional Affiliations:
American Accounting Association (AAA)
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
Professional Experience:
Sole Practitioner, CPA
Croskey, Hostetler & Mapes - Senior Accountant
Deloitte (Cleveland) - Senior Auditor
The Toledo Hospital - Analyst Trainee
University Service:
Department Service:
Faculty Search Chair (2016-2017)
Faculty Search Committee Member (2011 - 2012)(2015-2016)
Accounting Department Research Colloquium Coordinator (2013-2014)
Course Coordinator - ACT 388/688 (2010 - present)
AACSB Standard A7 Assessment Committee
College Service:
Faculty Steering & Long-Range Planning Committee (2011 - Current)
Department of Finance Search Committee Member (2012 - 2013)
Dean's Business Analytics Task Force (2013 - 2014)
Business 101 - Introduction to College Life (Fall 2013)

University Service:
Faculty Senate (2012 - 2014)
Committee on Undergraduate Student Success Committee (2016 - present)
Committee on Athletics (2016 - present)
Research Grants:
Dean's Faculty Development Grant (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)