Susan Anderson

Professor of Accounting
Koury Business Center 238A
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5234


Ph.D. The University of Texas at Arlington

B.S., M.S., The University of North Texas

CPA (North Carolina)

Certified Financial Planner

Employment History

Professor, Appalachian State University

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Ernst and Young

Courses Taught

Principles of Accounting and all tax topics

Grants Awarded

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grants, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, $300,000

Ernst and Young Tax Research grant


"Automatic Consent for Changing Accounting Methods under the New 'Repair Regs,'" Journal of Accountancy, April 2014.

“Tax Implications for Bloggers,” with Lynn Stallworth,  The CPA Journal, November  2013, pp. 45-50.

“Key Aspects of the New Tangible Property Regulations,” The Tax Adviser, January  2013, pp. 24-33.

“Insurance Fraud:  Losses, Liabilities and September 11,” with Lynn Comer Jones and Tracy N. Reed, Issues in Accounting Education, November 2012, pp. 1119-1130.

“Converting a Principal Residence to Rental Property,” Practical Tax Strategies, February 2011, pp. 61-65.

“Confusion in the Tax World” Southeast Case Research Association Journal with Gwendolyn McFadden-Wade, 2008, pp. 60-64.

“FIN 48 Significantly Expands Income Tax Reporting Requirements,” The Interim Report with David Mautz, Fall 2007, pp. 43-46.

“The Morals Clause:  A Case Study in Ethical Behavior” Journal of Business Issues with Ronald Marden, 2006, pp. 15-28.

“Advising Nonprofits,” with Claudia Kelley, CPA Journal August, 2006, pp. 20-27.

“Comparing Split-Interest Charitable Trusts,” The Journal of Financial Planning: Between the Issues, February 2006, available online at

“Pro-Bono Tax Services:  The Role of Tax Academics and Students,” Tax Adviser, with Christine Bauman, Nancy Nichols, and Ed Outslay, August, 2005, pp. 500-504.

“Tax Planning for Land Preparation Costs” with Claudia Kelley, Tax Adviser, May 2005, pp. 276-279.

“Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics as a Form of Service Learning” with Christine Bauman, Advances in Accounting Education, 2004, vol. 6, pp. 117-132.

“A Closer Examination of the Economic Incentives Created by Tax Return Preparer Penalties,” with Andrew D. Cuccia, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Spring 2000, pp. 56-77.


"Sweetness and Spice:  Tax Issues for Foodies," presented at the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2014 and the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, St. Petersburg, FL, April 2014.


Professional Activities

Actively involved in the American Taxation Association.  Member of the American Accounting Association, American Institute of CPAs, North Carolina Association of CPAs, and Financial Planning Association.

Service Activities

Editorial Review Board, Journal of Accounting Education

Ad-hoc reviewer, Issues in Accounting Education

Teaching and Curriculum Conference Task Force, American Taxation Association


American Taxation Association/Deloitte Teaching Innovation Award (2002)