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Friday, October 29, 2021 @ 8:30am 4:30pm
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This annual event updates accounting educators on accounting industry trends and equips them to help their students succeed. Visit the website at for a complete agenda.


Category Amount
General 8.00


Friday, October 29, 2021

8:30am - 10:00am
Credits: General 1.80
10:10am - 11:30am
Credits: General 1.60
11:30am - 12:00pm
Credits: General 0.60
12:45pm - 3:15pm
Credits: General 3
3:30pm - 4:20pm
Credits: General 1

Course Materials

Links to the e-materials will be listed with your course registration in your account on the MSCPA website seven calendar days before the course. You will receive an e-mail when the materials are available.


Brett W. Cantrell

Brett W. Cantrell

Brett Cantrell, PhD, CPA, is an assistant professor of accounting at the Patterson School of Accountancy at The University of Mississippi. Brett received his PhD in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to his doctoral studies, Brett earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the College of Liberal Arts and a Bachelor and Master of Accountancy from the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi and served in the audit practice of KPMG’s Birmingham, AL office.

Brett’s research interests relate to financial accounting issues especially those unique to banks. He also examines the role that firm and industry life cycle play in firm performance. His work has been published in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and Management Science. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Researcher of the Year award in the Patterson School.

Brett serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Ole Miss chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). In 2016 he was awarded the Thomas F. Frist Student Service Award from the University of Mississippi. He is a certified public accountant in the state of Mississippi, and is a member of the American Accounting Association.

Howard Lawrence

Dr. Howard Lawrence, CPA, CMA is a Clinical Professor of Accountancy. He holds a Ph.D. from The University of Mississippi, a MBA from Memphis State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers College. Dr. Lawrence has worked in the steel industry as a plant engineer and the paper industry as a design engineer. Dr. Lawrence has held a number of administrative positions including Vice President for Academic Affairs at the State Technical Institute at Memphis and President of the Nashville State Technical Institute. He comes to the Patterson School from Christian Brothers where he was Professor of Accounting.

Tracie L. Miller-Nobles

Tracie L. Miller-Nobles

Tracie L. Miller-Nobles, CPA, is an associate professor at Austin Community College. She teaches introductory financial accounting, individual income tax, and tax research in both traditional and online formats. She has teaching experience at the community college and university level. Prof. Miller-Nobles received her master's degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and is working on her doctoral degree in Adult Education also from Texas A&M University. She is a co-developer of the website, Accounting Is Analytics, which contains data analytics material for introductory accounting. Prof. Miller-Nobles is active in the American Accounting Association (AAA) in various sections and roles and is on the Board of Directors for Teachers of Accounting at TACTYC as President. She is also active in the AICPA, IMA, and the Texas Society of CPAs.

Jill Mitchell

Jill Mitchell

Jill Mitchell, MS, MEd, CIA is a Professor of Accounting at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), where she has taught face-to-face, hybrid, and online since 2008. Since 2009, she has been an adjunct instructor at George Mason University (GMU). She is a past president of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), and she served on the board of directors of the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA). She is a co-author of College Accounting published by Wiley. Prior to joining the faculty at NOVA, Jill was a senior auditor with Ernst & Young’s Business Risk Services practice in Miami, Florida. She is a certified internal auditor and earned an MS in accountancy from the University of Virginia and a BBA in management information systems from the University of Georgia honors program. Recently, she earned an MEd in Instructional Design Technology from GMU. Jill presents to educators across the country on topics of engagement, instructional design, and using technology in the classroom. Jill is a 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award, the Commonwealth’s highest honor for faculty of Virginia’s universities and colleges presented by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; the Virginia Community College System Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence; and the AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize, the foremost recognition of an individual who consistently demonstrates the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of accounting.

Wendy Tietz

Wendy Tietz

Wendy Tietz is currently a faculty member in the Department of Accounting in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University, where she has taught since 2000. She teaches in a variety of formats, including large sections, small sections, and web-based sections. Tietz is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She's recieved the Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education, awarded by the Management Accounting section of the American Accounting Association. Tietz is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has published in Issues in Accounting Education and in Accounting Education: An International Journal and regularly presents at AAA regional and national meetings. Tietz is also a co-author of an accounting textbook, Managerial Accounting, by Braun & Tietz, 4th edition, Pearson Publishing, 2014. Tietz received her Ph.D. from Kent State University. She received both her M.B.A. and B.S.A from The University of Akron. She worked in industry for several years, both as a controller for a financial institution and as the operations manager and controller for a recycled plastics manufacturer.