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Larita J. Killian, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Accounting
Division of Business
CC Room 123

PHONE: 812.348.7219

Biographical Statement

In my early career, I developed and managed education and training programs for the Department of Defense, then transitioned to financial management for the Strategic Business Office of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. I also served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.


  • Ed.D. Stanford University, Administration and Policy Analysis
  • MA Stanford University, Education
  • BS University of Colorado

Professional Activities

  • American Accounting Association
  • Association of Government Accountants
  • Indiana CPA Society

Courses Taught

  • BUS A201 Financial Accounting
  • BUS A311 Intermediate accounting I
  • BUS A312 Intermediate accounting II
  • BUS A335 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
  • BUS X203 Community Service-Learning

Administrative & Service Responsibilities

  • Faculty Liaison, Indiana Campus Compact
  • IUPUC Faculty Senator
  • Search and Screen Committees, Div. of Business
  • Peer Consultant, Indiana CPA Society

Research Activities

  • Special-district governments; performance measurement and reporting by government; accounting pedagogy; service-learning in accounting.

Awards & Activities

  • National Educator of the Year, 2009. Association of Government Accountants.
  • Annual Best Article Award, Association of Government Accountants, Greater Columbus Chapter, June 2006
  • Potomac Forum Innovative Practice Award, 2004
  • Secretary of Defense Best Practices Award, 2004
  • President’s Award, IPC: Association Connecting Electronics Industries, 1996


  • The Heritage Fund, “Service Plunge–09,” Director
  • Duke Energy, “Service Plunge–09,” Director
  • Center for Teaching and Learning, Student Service-Learning Assistant, Co-Director


  • Three Reasons to Revisit Special-Districts. Journal of Government Financial Management, Summer 2009
  • Learning Accounting as a Language. Accounting Educator, Spring 2009
  • The Government Environment. Association of Government Accountants, 2008.