Michaela Rankin, PhD (RMIT), MEc (UNE), GradCertHE (Monash), BBus (Hons) (USQ), CPA, is Deputy Dean, International and Professor of Accounting at Monash Business School, Melbourne. Prior to joining Monash, Michaela held positions at both RMIT University and the University of Southern Queensland, where she was awarded the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Award for Teaching Excellence in 1998. Michaela has extensive experience teaching financial accounting and accounting theory at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has a broad range of research interests including financial reporting and governance, executive compensation, the regulation and practice of sustainability reporting, carbon emissions disclosure, and accounting education. She has published widely in international journals including Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, British Accounting Review,Australian Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting & Finance, Higher Education Research and Development and Australian Accounting Review.
Patricia Stanton has a PhD, awarded by University of Newcastle in 1995. She has an established record of publishing in referred journals since attaining her PhD, usually publishing at least one article per year. Her research interests include rights to financial information, impression management, heritage assets, and accounting cartoons. Patricia has an extensive record in teaching, specialising in both theory and accounting issues to which theory can be applied. She has served on the University’s and Faculty’s Teaching and Learning Committees.
Susan McGowan, BAcc (SAIT), MCom (UniSA), and GradCertEd(HigherEd) (QUT), is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Commerce at the University of South Australia. Her research interests focus on accounting education and international accounting.
Kimberly Ferlauto, BComAcctg (UWS), MComAcctg (UWS), CPA, is a lecturer in accounting at Latrobe University Sydney Campus and Western Sydney University. She has been teaching advanced accounting units including accounting theory for many years at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her focus when teaching is on understanding why we do what we do as accountants and application of accounting theory, concepts and principles to current practice and real world events. Other teaching interests include auditing, financial accounting and reporting and academic communication. Kimberly’s main research interest is the issue of communication apprehension in the context of the learning and teaching environment. In particular, Kimberly is working toward developing strategies to improve both the learning experience and academic performance of accounting students who suffer from communication apprehension. Other research interests include accounting measurement and social and environmental accounting.