Dr. Yvonne Hinson Joins AICPA as Academic in Residence

March 16, 2016

Durham, N.C. (March 16, 2016) -  The American Institute of CPAs, the world’s largest accounting association, has named Dr. Yvonne Hinson, CPA, CGMA, Academic in Residence.
In this role, Dr. Hinson will provide leadership for AICPA’s initiatives to engage and support university accounting educators, ensuring a strong pipeline of qualified and diverse accounting students continue to enter the CPA profession. She will create resources for accounting faculty, provide strategic direction for academic relations, and be a liaison to the academic community.  Hinson will report to Joanne Fiore, vice president, professional media, pathways and inclusion.
“Accounting faculty play a crucial role in the accounting ecosystem, educating and influencing the next generation of CPAs, and the AICPA is committed to supporting educators and strengthening the connection between practitioners and academics,” said Fiore. “Yvonne’s experience in the classroom and the academic arena make her a great asset to the profession and having her on board will help deepen the Institute’s connection with educators and students.”

Before joining the AICPA, Hinson worked as an Associate Professor at Wake Forest University. During her time at Wake Forest, she served as Dean of the University’s Charlotte programs, Director of Accountancy and Director of Graduate Studies. Prior to her time at Wake Forest, she attended the University of Tennessee where she also served as a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant.

She has published a number of scholarly articles and given dozens of presentations on accounting and academic topics.

Hinson holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Tennessee, concentrated in accounting. She earned an MBA and a BS in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Before returning to school for her Ph.D., Hinson worked with Arthur Andersen in Charlotte, N.C.

Hinson will be based in the Institute’s Durham office.