About the Author
Hugh Parker, Ph.D., CPA, has more than 25 years of experience in accounting, auditing, business valuation, and litigation support in local and regional firms. He has taught CPA continuing education courses across the country, and has been recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as an Outstanding CPE Instructor. His career includes experience teaching undergraduate and graduate accounting courses, Dean of the Else School of Management at Millsaps College and Executive Partner of HORNE LLP. Parker's volunteer service includes campaign chair of the Millsaps College Else School of Business, USM College of Business Advisory Board, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi, Boy Scouts, Mississippi Special Olympics, and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.
Kimberly Burke, Ph.D., is professor of accountingat the Dean at Millsaps College's Else School of Management. She oversees the undergraduate business program, an MBA program, an Executive MBA program, and a Master of Accountancy program. As an accounting professor, Dr. Burke has taught a variety of classes including undergraduate and graduate auditing, intermediate and advanced accounting, accounting information systems, principles of financial accounting and introduction to liberal studies. In 2008, she was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education as the Mississippi Professor of the Year. She has published in multiple publications including Advances in Accounting, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Service Marketing and Internal Auditing.