Dr. Herron is Director of the Master of Accountancy (MAcct) program. She is a Professor of Accounting and was Associate Dean for four years after serving as Chair of the Accounting & Finance department for seven years, teaching Auditing and Financial Accounting. She was an Audit Manager, National Course Instructor, and Computer Specialist with KPMG prior to entering academia, and she obtained additional audit field experience with KPMG during a sabbatical in spring 2006.
Dr. Herron researches behavioral issues of auditing. Additional research interests include PCAOB regulation and accountants' ethical behavior. She has published in a number of journals, including Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Current Issues in Auditing, Research in Accounting Regulations, Journal of Information Systems, Business Ethics Quarterly, and CPA Journal. She served on the editorial board of The Journal of Accounting Education.
Dr. Herron is currently a co-facilitator for AACSB's "Engagement, Innovation, and Impact Seminar" and has been an invited presenter at numerous AACSB conferences. Dr. Herron is a member of the Montana Society of CPAs (MSCPA) and American Accounting Association. She has served on the Board of Directors of the MSCPA and provides ethics training for CPAs in the state. She received the 2018 Outstanding Accounting Faculty Award, UM Academic Administrator Award (2011), the UM John Ruffatto Memorial Award (2005), and the MSCPA Jack J. Kempner Outstanding Accounting Educator Award (2002).
PhD (Accounting), University of Texas at Arlington
MS (Accounting), University of Texas at Arlington
BBA (Accounting, IS), Baylor University
Advanced Auditing (graduate), Auditing I (undergraduate), Corporate Reporting I (undergraduate), Principles of Financial Accounting (undergraduate), Auditor Judgment (graduate)
Auditing, audit regulation, CPA licensure, internal controls, accounting, ethics, judgement/decision making, AACSB accreditation
KPMG, LLP, Audit Manager, National Course Instructor, Computer Specialist
Certified Public Accountant, Montana