• Krom, C.
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Organizations
Business, Organizations and Society

717-291-3935

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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

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