The Art of Principles-Based Standards Q & A Session

November 30, 2020 (8pm EST) | Online


Stephanie BryantStephanie M. Bryant

Stephanie M. Bryant is the executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. She served as dean of the college of business at Missouri State University for 6-1/2 years and was previously the director of the University of South Florida school of accountancy. She received her PhD and BS in accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Louisiana CPA (inactive). Bryant specializes in accounting information systems, and previously worked for KPMG Peat Marwick. Bryant has co-authored two accounting textbooks, and over 30 academic articles and has won nine teaching awards. She served as the 2005-2006 national president of the American Accounting Association Information Systems section. She also served as the 2006-2009 international president of Beta Alpha Psi.


Geoff PerryGeoff Perry

Geoff Perry is executive vice president and chief officer, Asia Pacific for AACSB. With initial degrees in the arts and the humanities, he subsequently undertook graduate study completing a PhD in economics with a focus on labor and international economics, utilizing his capabilities as an applied micro-econometrician. Arising from this is a significant portfolio of peer reviewed journal articles, commissioned reports and presentations. He has academic and private sector experience and has worked, consulted and researched in his home country of New Zealand as well as in Asia Pacific. With senior management experience in the university sector, having served as business school dean, pro-vice chancellor and deputy vice chancellor at Auckland University of Technology, a 28,000 student research intensive university, he has strong strategic, financial and people management capabilities. Before joining AACSB he took his own business school through the accreditation journey.  Subsequently, he undertook a range of voluntary roles for AACSB including being a mentor, panel chair and member, member of the business accreditation policy committee, member and then deputy chair of the initial accreditation committee, a facilitator of AACSB seminars and presenter conferences. Since September 2018 he has been co-chair of the business accreditation task force which was mandated by the board to work with the AACSB community to develop the 2020 business accreditation standards.