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  • Cynthia L. Krom

    Assistant Professor of Accounting and Organizations
    717-291-3935
    Office: HAR119

    Professional Biography

    Cynthia Krom, PhD, CPA, teaches accounting at Franklin & Marshall. A graduate
    of the class of 1980, she is the first alumna to return in a tenure-track teaching
    position. Prior to joining the F&M faculty, Dr. Krom taught at Marist College, Mount
    Saint Mary College, and Fairleigh Dickinson University. She serves as Treasurer
    of OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators, and is an active member of
    the Academy of Accounting Historians, the Business History Conference, and the
    NYSSCPA Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Committee.

    Education

    Ph.D. – The University at Albany (SUNY)
     
    MBA, Accountancy – Fairleigh Dickinson University
     
    BA, Environmental Science – Franklin & Marshall College

    Research Interests

    I am actively researching in accounting and business history. My current research
    includes topics related to the history of whiskey distillation in America and abroad,
    as well as the Depression-era Works Progress Administration projects for women.
    Additionally, I am studying accounting and auditing in Shari’a-compliant Islamic
    financial institutions.
     
    My doctoral dissertation was on the strategic use of corporate bankruptcy, and I
    continue to update my work in that field.

    Publications

    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. Pre-published online August. Print forthcoming.
     
    Krom, C.L., and Williams, S.V. (2012). Tell me a story: Using creative writing in
    introductory accounting courses to assess and enhance student learning. Journal of
    Accounting Education, Pre-published online July, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/
    j.jaccedu.2012.06.003
     
    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.
     
    -----, 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.
     
    ----- (2009). Preparing for IFRS: Great online information sources for practitioners,
    faculty and students. The CPA Journal, 79 (4): 9 – 10.
     
    ----- (2008). IFRS is coming. Get Busy. The Trusted Professional, 11 (20): 16 – 17.
     
    ----- (2008). Higher Education Committee comments on Pre-Certification Education
    White Paper. The CPA Journal, 78 (8): 32.
     
    Book chapters
     
    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