Business Accreditation Seminar

March 12 - 13, 2019 | Tampa, Florida


Stephanie Bryant

Stephanie M. Bryant, AACSB International

Dr. 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 Ph.D. and B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Louisiana CPA (inactive).  Dr. Bryant specializes in accounting information systems, and previously worked for KPMG Peat Marwick.  Dr. 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.  

Mark-HigginsMark M. Higgins, Saint Louis University, Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business

Mark Higgins is the Edward Jones Dean of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University. From 2006 through 2014, he was the dean of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration. Prior to beginning his academic career, he was a Tax Manager for EY. He currently serves as co-chair of the Pathways Commission. He has served as president of the American Taxation Association, on the Executive Committee of the American Accounting Association, and currently serves on the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee. He is the co-author of “Concepts in Taxation” (20th ed.). His research has been published in the Journal of Accounting Education, Critical Perspectives in Accounting, the Accounting Historians Journal, the Tax Adviser, Journal of Legal Tax Research, and Tax Notes.