Frank Buckless, North Carolina State University, Poole College of Management
Frank Buckless is the Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean of the Poole College of Management at NC State University. Prior to becoming Dean, he was the Department Head of Accounting for 18 years. Under his leadership of the Department of Accounting, the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs experienced significant growth and recognition, and the department received initial accreditation from the AACSB. During that time, the department also generated support for impactful academic research –– engaging with organizations such as the Bank of America Foundation to support the Enterprise Risk Management Initiative, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support product and technology commercialization. A member of the NC State accounting faculty since 1989, Buckless received his doctorate in accounting from Michigan State University. He currently serves as Vice Chair for the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee and is a committee member for the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Policy Committee.
Shawn Mauldin, Mississippi State University, Adkerson School of Accountancy
Shawn Mauldin is the director of the Adkerson School of Accountancy and professor of accounting at Mississippi State University. He received his BS and MBA degrees from Nicholls State University and his PhD from the University of Mississippi. He is a licensed CPA in Mississippi and holds the CMA, CFP, and CGMA designations.
Prior to Mississippi State, he served as dean of the College of Business and chair of the Department of Accounting at Nicholls State University where he held the Cenac Chair in Accounting. As dean at Nicholls, Mauldin led the efforts to develop an executive MBA program, an online general business degree program, a maritime management program, and to obtain separate AACSB accounting accreditation. He received the Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award from the Society of Louisiana CPAs in 2006. He served on the Society’s board for four years and as president in 2012. Mauldin has served on the AICPA council, AICPA pre-certification committee, Southern Business Deans Association board, and AACSB’s Committee on Accreditation Policy. He currently teaches AACSB’s accounting accreditation seminar, serves as Chair of AACSB’s Accounting Accreditation Committee, and serves on AACSB’s Accounting Accreditation Policy Committee. Mauldin has chaired several initial accounting accreditation peer review teams and served as a team member or chair for several accounting and business continuous improvement reviews. Mauldin currently serves on the board of the Mississippi Society of CPAs and serves on the society’s education committee. His research focuses on behavioral accounting and has published and presented over 100 academic and practitioner articles.