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Larita J. Killian, Ed.D.

Associate professor, accounting
Division of Business
CC Room 123

PHONE: 812.348.7219
E-MAIL: ljkillia@iupuc.edu

Biographical Statement

In early career, developed and managed education and training programs for the Department of Defense. Transitioned to financial management for the Strategic Business Office of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Full-time faculty at IUPUC since 2007.

Education

  • Ed.D., Stanford University, administration and policy analysis
  • M.A., Stanford University, education
  • B.S., University of Colorado

Professional Activities

  • American Accounting Association
  • Association of Government Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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 Affairs Committee, IUPUC Faculty Senate
  • Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee, IUPUC Division of Business
  • Search and Screen Committees, IUPUC Division of Business

Research Activities

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

Awards & Activities

  • Guest Lecturer, International College, National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand 2014  
  • (Nominee), Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Research Award, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, 2013 and 2014
  • Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Teaching Award, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, 2011
  • Prestigious External Award Recognition (PEAR), Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2011
  • Bea Sanders-AICPA Teaching Innovation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and American Accounting Association (AAA), 2010 
  • Prestigious External Award Recognition (PEAR), Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2010
  • (Nominee) Outstanding Women Faculty Leader, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2010 
  • National Educator Award, Association of Government Accountants, 2009
  • 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
  • Secretary of Defense Education Fellowship, 1980

Grants

  • Title VI Curriculum Development Grant, Center for the Study of Global Change, Indiana University, May 2014 ($1,000)
  • Internationalizing the Curriculum (workshop grant), Center for International Business Education & Research, Indiana University, May 2014 ($400)
  • CPA-Review Course Scholarship, Becker, $3,245 (obtained for student), 2012
  • Two CPA-Review Course Scholarships, Kaplan, $2,800 (obtained for students), 2011
  • CPA-Review Course Scholarship, Becker, $3,065 (obtained for student), 2011
  • Gleim CPR Review Course scholarship, $590 (obtained for student), 2011 
  • Community Service Grant, Duke Energy, $1,000, 2010
  • Service-Learning Scholarship Awards obtained for students, 2010, $4,950
  • Service-Learning Scholarship Awards obtained for students, 2009, $4,050
  • Technical Assistance Grant, The Heritage Fund, $1,500, 2009
  • Community Service Grant, Duke Energy, $500, 2009
  • Division of Business internal research grant, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, $2,000, 2009

Publications

  • Killian, L.  2013.  The Budgetary Interview: Intentional Learning for Students in Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting. Journal of Accounting Education. Vol. 31:3.
  • Killian, L. 2013.  The Rhetoric of Personal Carbon Offset Accounting. International Journal of Critical Accounting.Vol. 5:6, 663-670.
  • Killian, L. and K. Le. 2012. Citizen Perceptions of General-Purpose and Special District Governments: A Comparative Analysis. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management. Vol. 24:3.
  • Killian, L., C. Brandon and M. Huber. 2012. The Financial Statement Interview: Intentional Learning for the First Accounting Course. Issues in Accounting Education.Vol. 27:1.
  • Killian, L. and D. Faulk.  2012. Special Districts and Local Government Reform. State Tax Notes. Vol. 63:13.
  • Killian, L. and D. Faulk. 2012. Policy Brief: Special Districts and Local Government Reform. Center for Business and Economic Research, Miller College of Business, Ball State University.
  • Killian, L. and D. Faulk. 2012. Policy Brief: Special Districts and Local Government Reform. Center for Business and Economic Research, Miller College of Business, Ball State University.
  • Killian, L. 2011. The Continuing Problem of Special Districts in American Government. Journal of Accounting and the Public Interest.  Vol. 11.
  • Killian, L. and C. Brandon. 2009. Using the Significant Learning Taxonomy and Active Learning to Improve Accounting Education.  Journal of Faculty Development. Vol. 23:3.
  • Killian, L. 2009. Three Reasons to Revisit Special Districts. Journal of Government Financial Management. Vol. 58:2.   
  • Killian, L. 2009. Learning Accounting as a Language. The Accounting Educator. American Accounting Association. Vol. 28: 3.
  • Killian, L. 2008. Making Government More Like Business. The Business Connection. Columbus, IN.
  • Killian, L. 2006. Opportunity Knocks. The Federal Focus, Association of Government Accountants, Greater Columbus Chapter, OH. Vol. 3:11.
  • Killian, L. 2004. Mint Farming in Lakeville. Traces of Indiana and Midwest History. Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN.