Doctoral student selected as AAA representative

UNT’s own Monica Kabutey was selected to represent The American Accounting Association (AAA) at the 38th annual European Accounting Association (EAA) Doctoral Colloquium.

The EAA Doctoral Colloquium serves as a platform for a select group of doctoral accounting students to receive feedback from, and network with, esteemed academics in their field.

Past AAA representatives have historically been selected from Ivy League schools, but Kabutey’s resume stood out from a pool of more than 100 highly qualified candidates.

“Every year PhD-granting schools in the US nominate a student to represent their school at the AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium. The AAA then selects one student to represent the AAA at the EAA Doctoral Colloquium,” explained Kabutey.

As the sole AAA representative, Kabutey’s flight to Europe, accommodations, and food were all sponsored by the AAA and EAA. Taking place in Bergen, Norway, she was able to network with other respected colleagues from around the world and present her research on “Investor’s Reactions to Critical Audit Matter Disclosures.”

Humbled by the opportunity, Kabutey attributes her academic success in part to the faculty who mentored and trained her along the way.

“My advisor and dissertation chair, Dr. Jesse Robertson, has played and continues to play a pivotal role in my academic career. I have also received tremendous support from all the faculty members in the Accounting department,” said Kabutey.

Kabutey hopes to build upon these experiences as she pursues a tenure-track assistant professor position upon graduation.

“I am passionate about research and teaching. I have worked as a teaching assistant during my undergraduate studies and as a research assistant during my graduate studies.”