Annual Accreditation Conference

Save the Date: September 23–25, 2018 | Washington, DC, USA

Plenary Speakers

Plenary I:  2027: The Decade Ahead for Higher Education

Jeff SelingoJeffrey Selingo, Best Selling Author & Columnist, The Washington Post

Jeffrey J. Selingo is a best-selling author and award-winning columnist who helps parents and higher-education leaders imagine the college and university of the future and how to succeed in a fast-changing economy. His latest book, There Is Life After College (HarperCollins), explores how today’s young adults need to navigate school for the job market of tomorrow. Jeff is also the author of College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, a New York Times bestselling education book in 2013, and MOOC U: Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why. A regular contributor to the Washington Post, Jeff is a special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. He is the former top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, where he worked for 16 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Slate, and he is a contributor to LinkedIn, where you can follow his blog posts on higher education. He has appeared on ABC, CNN, PBS, and NPR. He is a senior advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jeff’s work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press. He has been the keynote speaker before dozens of associations and universities and appears regularly on regional and national radio and television programs. Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in government from the Johns Hopkins University.

Plenary II: Teaching for the Jobs of the Future

Max_CarrierMax S. Carrier, National Partner-in-Charge, eAudIT, KPMG Global Delivery Center and Audit Data & Analytics, KPMG LLP

Max Carrier has been with KPMG for 37 years and currently is the National Partner-in-Charge of eAudIT, KPMG Global Delivery Center and Audit Data & Analytics. Max’s leadership responsibilities have included financial and operations management, technology and data & analytics development, deployment and support, change management, centralization and standardization of services, budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, assuring the global delivery of KPMG’s commitment to client care and audit quality, retaining and developing key resources, risk management, audits of Fortune 500 companies, and representing the Firm in the marketplace and business community. He was instrumental in the development and launch of the KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program.

Ellen_GlazermanEllen J. Glazerman, Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP

Ellen Glazerman is the Executive Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation, and the America’s Director of University Relations for Ernst & Young LLP. She supports a variety of initiatives within the firm’s Office of Public Policy. She joined Ernst & Young LLP in 1993 as the Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation. In 1996, Ellen assumed responsibility for the firm's campus recruiting efforts. Ellen then took responsibility for beginning the analysis of corporate giving throughout the U.S. until the firm formed its CR initiatives in 2003. Ellen is Past-Chair of the Forte Foundation Board of Directors, and is a board member for AACSB, the Leventhal School of Accounting, the Haas School of Business’ Center for Financial Reporting, the Tyra Banks’ T-Zone Foundation and the Gina Gibney Dance Company. She has written on fundraising and corporate philanthropy. Prior to Ernst & Young, Ellen spent nine years as a development officer. She earned her B.A. at Wesleyan University and her MBA at the University of Southern California.

Michael_PetersMichael Peters, Chair and Alvin A. Clay Professor of Accounting, Villanova University

Professor Peters is the Chair and Alvin A. Clay Professor of Accounting at the Villanova School of Business. He was previously part of the faculty at the University of Maryland-College Park and received his Ph.D. in accounting from Indiana University. Professor Peters has work experience in public accounting after his undergraduate degree (Michigan State) and commercial banking after his MBA degree (Indiana University). Professor Peters has taught financial accounting at the Executive MBA, MBA, MAC, and undergraduate levels and has received various accolades for his teaching. He’s published in the top accounting academic journals throughout his career. He lives in Devon, Pennsylvania with his wife Jeannine and two children.