2550 | In Person Training | Update | Scheduled
Oklahoma Accounting Educators Conference
Saturday, April 7, 2018 8:00am - 4:30pm
If you are an Oklahoma accounting educator, you won't want to miss the OSCPA's 2018 Oklahoma Accounting Educators Conference! Earn up to six hours of recommended CPE credit at a conference that caters to the issues and topics important to the accounting educator.
TOPICS: Ethics, professional issues update, CPA Exam changes, SEC update and more!
PARKING: Parking is free for all attendees. Parking lots are located south of and adjacent to MACU Kennedy Hall.
This conference is sponsored by the OSCPA's Liaison with Educational Institutions Committee.
- Blaine M. Peterson (view bio)
- Randall A. Ross (view bio)
- Zane Swanson (view bio)
- Edward R. Walker (view bio)
Accounting educators and Oklahoma CPAs.
Fields of Interest
- Accounting & Auditing
- Personal Development
- Specialized Knowledge
Blaine M. Peterson
Blaine M. Peterson, CPA, J.D., is the president and CEO of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. Peterson is a member of the OSCPA, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Oklahoma Bar Association. Peterson received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma as well as his juris doctorate, also from the University of Oklahoma. He is a certified public accountant and licensed attorney. Blaine has been an OSCPA member for more than 20 years and previously served as a director at large for the OSCPA Board of Directors and board liaison to the OSCPA’s Taxation, Personal Financial Planning and Business Valuation/Forensic & Litigation Support Committees.
Randall A. Ross
Randy Ross, CPA, is currently the executive director of the Oklahoma Accountancy Board. He received both his BS and MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma while earning All-American status in wrestling. His career has provided a broad background of public, private and governmental accounting and work experiences. He has served as the director of Business Taxes at the Oklahoma Tax Commission, corporate controller for an international manufacturing concern and worked in public accounting during his career. Randy has received numerous awards, including National Administrator of the year in 1995, Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry in Oklahoma in 2006, Mayor of the Year in Oklahoma for Cities over 5,000 in 2011 (Randy is also the mayor of Choctaw, Oklahoma), Distinguished Former Student by UCO in 2012, the Don Ryder Award for Outstanding Municipal Employee or Elected Official in Oklahoma in 2014 , was inducted into the Oklahoma Accounting Hall of Fame by the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants in 2015, inducted into the inaugural Class of Luminaries of UCO and was inducted into the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2017.
Zane Swanson, Ph.D., CPA, joined the UCO College of Business in 2008. In 1991 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in accounting with a supporting field of finance. Dr. Swanson focuses on capital markets research and is active in ERP/AIS/XBRL studies. He has published more than 60 works in academic journals, professional outlets and the educational press. Outside of academia, he was an analyst in nonprofit and financial institutions. Dr. Swanson also has degrees from the University of South Carolina, Carnegie-Mellon and MIT. His interests include financial and international accounting.
Edward R. Walker
Dr. Edward Walker, CPA, CGMA, CMA, CIA, CFE, teaches courses in intermediate accounting, cost accounting and CPA Review at UCO. He is also a faculty supervisor for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program during the spring semester. Dr. Walker serves on the OSCPA’s Accounting Careers and Continuing Professional Education Committees. Dr. Walker is also vice president for education for the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and serves on the board of directors for the UCO Wesley Foundation.