• Krom, C.
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Organizations

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Office: HAR119

Biography

Cynthia Krom, PhD, CPA, CFE, teaches accounting at Franklin & Marshall College. Prior to joining the F&M faculty, Dr. Krom taught at Marist College, Mount Saint Mary College, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Prior to entering academia, Professor Krom was on the audit staff at a “Big 8” accounting firm. She is enthusiastic about helping F&M students pursue careers in accounting, and is passionate about scientific inquiry.

You can follow this link to her Google Scholar Profile

 

Education

2010: Ph.D. – The University at Albany (SUNY)

1986: MBA, Accountancy – Fairleigh Dickinson University

1980: BA, Environmental Science – Franklin & Marshall College

Research

The nexus of Dr. Krom’s research is fraud. She wants to know why good people do bad things, and how we can prevent or detect deviant behavior. She is particularly concerned with protecting the general public from dishonesty and abuses perpetrated by individuals within business organizations, especially the failures of the watchdogs to discover malfeasance (or, worse yet, who participate in that malfeasance).

 

Professor Krom is also interested in how entrepreneurs and small businesses resist government obstructions and/or address societal wrongs. She co-authored an award winning article on the “Whiskey Rebellion,” and is studying business responses to racial issues in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC JOURNALS 

Krom, C. L. (2015). Eleanor Roosevelt’s “unexpected pleasure” in business ownership: Her role in Val-Kill Industries. The Hudson River Valley Review, 32 (1): 2 – 14.

Krom, C.L., and Krom, S.R. (2013). The Whiskey Tax of 1791 and the consequent insurrection: “A wicked and unhappy tumult.” Accounting Historians’ Journal, 40 (2): 91 – 114.

Krom, C.L. (2012). Using FarmVille to engage students, develop social networking skills, and enhance comprehension in an introductory accounting course. Journal of Management Education. 36 (6): 849 – 865.

Krom, C.L., and Williams, S.V. (2011). Tell me a story: Using creative writing in introductory accounting courses to assess and enhance student learning. Journal of Accounting Education, 29 (4): 234 – 249.

 

PEER-REVIEWED PRACTITIONERS JOURNALS

Krom, C.L., and Buchholz, A.K. (2014). Understanding the new AACSB standards. The CPA Journal, 84 (8): 2 – 6.

Krom, C.L., (2013). Islamic banking and finance: Understanding the basics. The CPA Journal, 83 (1): 56 – 59.

Krom, C.L., (2011). Making sure the long arm of U.S. Law doesn’t come knocking: Federal laws and regulations related to international commerce. The CPA Journal, 81 (5): 42 – 49.

Krom, C.L., and P. Romaniuk (2010). Protection CPAs – and their clients – from the risk of financing terrorism: Requirements for preventing money laundering affect many businesses. The CPA Journal, 80 (9): 6 – 13.

Krom, C.L., (2009). Preparing for IFRS: Great online information sources for practitioners, faculty and students. The CPA Journal, 79 (4): 9 – 10.

Krom, C.L., (2008). Higher Education Committee comments on Pre-Certification Education White Paper.  The CPA Journal, 78 (8): 32.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Glazer, A.S., Krom, C.L., and Jaenicke, H.R. (2013) Chapter 12: Revenues and Receivables (Revised). In 2013 Update to Accountants’ Handbook, 12th Edition.  Volume 1: Financial Accounting and General Topics (12th edition). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Glazer, A., Krom, C.L., and Jaenicke, H. (2012). Revenue Recognition. In D.R. Carmichael, O. R. Whittington, and L. Graham (eds.), Accountants’ Handbook Volume 1: Financial Accounting and General Topics (12th edition). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Presentations

Krom, C.L., and S.R. Krom (2012, August). The Whiskey Tax of 1791 and the
consequent insurrection: “A wicked and unhappy tumult.” Presented at the American
Accounting Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C.
 
Krom, C.L. (2012, July). Juan de Cartagena: Accountant and Mutineer. Presented at the
World Conference of Accounting Historians, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.
 
Hartley, N.T., Krom C.L., and R. Sleeth (2011, June). When the currency is classroom
time: Get the most bang for your buck. Presented at OBTC Teaching Conference for
Management Educators, Milwaukee, WI.
 
Clark, T., Krom, C.L., Peterson, T.O., and C.A. Lockwood (2011, June).
Professionalism: What employers want, and how to instill it in business students’
culture. Presented at OBTC Teaching Conference for Management Educators,
Milwaukee, WI.
 
Krom, C.L. (2010, January). Fair Value accounting: Concepts and applications.
Presented continuing professional education session for Foundation for Accounting
Education, New York, NY.
 
Wightman, P., Krom, C.L., Johnson, P., and R. Clovey (2009, November). CPAs in
education: Licensure update for the North-East Region and considerations of
model curricula. Presented at American Accounting Association Northeast Regional
Meeting, Cambridge, MA.
 
Krom, C.L., and S.V. Williams (2009, November). Using non-traditional tools for
learning and assessment in accounting courses. Presented at American Accounting
Association Northeast Regional Meeting, Cambridge, MA.
 
Wightman, P., Krom, C.L., Johnson, P., and R. Clovey (2009, April). CPA licensure
update for the Mid-Atlantic Region: DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, OH, WV & Washington,
D.C. Presented at American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting,
Philadelphia, PA.
 
Krom, C.L., Wightman, P., and P. Johnson (2009, April). CPA licensure requirements
for New York and New England. Presented at Accounting Educators’ Conference,
Albany, NY.
 
Krom, C.L. (2009, August, and 2009, April). Fairness, feelings, & falsification: Can
cheating make you cheerful? Presented at American Accounting Association Annual
Conference, New York, NY, and American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic
Regional Meeting, Long Branch, NJ.
 
----- (2009, July). Financial statements for journalists. Presented to journalists and
editors at Forbes, Inc.
 
----- (2009, June). Making learning “sticky”: Using a museum treasure hunt to engage
students and enhance understanding. Presented at OBTC Teaching Conference for
Management Educators, Charleston, SC.
 
-----, Marron, G., and S.V. Williams (2009, June). Tips, tricks, and tensions: A
discussion of non-traditional tools for learning and assessment. Presented at OBTC
Teaching Conference for Management Educators, Charleston, SC.
 
Krom, C.L. (2009, May). A picture is worth a thousand words: Using paper collage
to encourage students to use both heart and mind in goal setting. Finalist for Best
Experiential Exercise, and presented at Eastern Academy of Management, Hartford,
CT.
 
----- (2008, August). A blog and a bestseller: Developing communication and peer
review skills in a managerial accounting course. Presented at American Accounting
Association Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.
 
----- (2008, June). Blogs, wikis, and widgets: Using Web 2.0 to enhance student
learning. Presented at OBTC Teaching Conference for Management Educators,
Wellesley, MA.
 
Hamilton, S.B., Krom, C.L., Peterson, C.M., and R.M.S. Visser (2007, November).
Demystifying instructional technologies – Creating lessons that engage millennial
students. Presented at Southern Management Association Annual Conference,
Nashville, TN.
 
Krom, C.L. (2007, October). Accounting accreditation and assessment. Presented at
Accounting Educators’ Conference, Albany, NY.
 
----- (2007, August). Simple gifts: Rules for Quaker business meetings. Presented at
Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
 
----- (2007, June). Teaching group processes using the film “Oceans’ Eleven.”
Presented at the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Malibu, CA.
 
----- (2007, June). Using podcasting as a tool for Just-in-Time teaching. Presented at
the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Malibu, CA.
 
----- (2007, April). Using a modified Bingo game to help students prepare for
auditing exams. Presented at American Accounting Association Northeast Regional
Meeting, Hartford, CT.
 
Krom, C.L. and M. Tolan (2006, May). A case study of the case study. Presented at the
Eastern Academy of Management, New Brunswick, NJ.
 
----- (2006, May). The Academic “Fraud Triangle”: An exploratory study of the
student decision to cheat. Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management, New
Brunswick, NJ.
 
----- (2006, April). Juan de Cartegena: Explorer, Commander, Accountant. Presented
at the American Accounting Association Northeast Regional Meeting, Portsmouth,
NH.
 
----- (2005, May). Mutiny: Lessons from the voyage of Ferdinand Magellan.
Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management, Springfield, MA.

Course Information

BOS 224: Accounting for Decision Making
 
BOS 324: Analysis and Control Systems 
 
BOS 480: Issues Facing Organizations in the 21st Century