Office: Harris 119
Office hours, Spring 2020:
Tuesday 3:45 - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 - 11:20 AM
and by appointment
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.
2010: Ph.D. – The University at Albany (SUNY)
1986: MBA, Accountancy – Fairleigh Dickinson University
1980: BA, Environmental Science – Franklin & Marshall College
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.
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.
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.