David R. Fordham


CURRENT POSITION

Professor and PBMares Faculty Scholar, James Madison University School of Accounting (since August 2005).

·         Teaching areas: Accounting Information Systems, Accounting Information Technology, Introductory Information Security

·         Research Interests:  Presentation effectiveness, data collection and transmission systems, digital and analog electronic communication networks, and wireless data transfer systems. 


FORMAL EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, 1993, Major in Accounting, Concentration in Information and Decision Sciences, Florida State University.

Masters of Business Administration, 1980, University of North Florida.

Bachelor of Science, 1978, Major in Management, Summa Cum Laude, Jones College, GPA: 3.97.

Associate of Arts, 1976, with Highest Honors, Florida Community College at Jacksonville;  GPA: 3.92.


CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

CPA - Certified Public Accountant (licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia)

CMA - Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Management Accountants

CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional – International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium

Federal Communications Commission Part 97 Radio Extra Class License holder, issued June, 2002


AWARDS AND, HONORS

Super-CPA, Virginia Society of CPA's, 2012 (state-level award)

Best Education Publication, JMU College of Business, 2006 (college-level award)

Best Article Award, July 2005, national award by the American Radio Relay League

JMU College of Business Distinguished Teacher, 2004-2005  (college-level award)

Lybrand Certificate of Merit, 2002, national award by the Institute of Management Accountants

Outstanding Educator Award, 2002, national award by the Digital Networking Consortium of the IEEE

IMA Bronze Medal,  1998, national award by the Institute of Management Accountants 

Lybrand Certificate of Merit, 1997, national award by the Institute of Management Accountants 

Lybrand Certificate of Merit, 1996, national award by the Institute of Management Accountants

Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 1994-1995, college-level award, James Madison University.


 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director, James Madison University School of Accounting, 1998-2001 

Associate Professor, James Madison University School of Accounting, 1998-2005.

Assistant Professor, James Madison University School of Accounting, 1992-1998. 

Doctoral Fellow and Graduate Teaching Assistant, Florida State University College of Business, 1989-1992.

Corporate Controller and CFO, Paperboard Industries, Inc., U.S. Division, (formerly Belkin Packaging of America), Latta, SC, 1987-1989.

Information Systems Development Group Leader, Container Corporation of America, Corporate Headquarters, Chicago, 1984-1987.

Manager of Accounting and Information Systems, Container Corporation of America, Mill Division, Fernandina Beach, FL, 1980-1984.

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Accounting, Francis Marion College (Florence, SC), 1987-1988, and Florida Community College at Jacksonville, 1982-1984.


PUBLICATIONS

“Accounting Information Technology in Small Businesses:  An Inquiry”, with Carol Hamilton, Journal of Information Systems, December 2017,  online at: http://www.aaajournals.org/doi/abs/10.2308/isys-51982?code=aaan-site  

“Long Path:  Connecting Yaesu to the Pilgrims, Henry VIII, and the Shipwreck of De Liefde”, May 2017 issue of CQ Communications and Technology, Vol.73:5, pp. 10-17.

“A Generalized Structure for Emergency Communications Deployment Planning”, with Cathryn DeFabio, September 2015 issue of QST: Journal of the American Radio Relay League, Vol. 99:9, pp. 67-70.

“Separating Cats From Dogs:  A Case Designed to Enhance Students’ Ability to Identify Incompatible Duties and Employee Red Flags”, with Paul A. Hong and David C. Hayes. AIS Educator Journal, 2014, Vol. 9:1, pp. 1-30.

"A Look Back at the First Seven Years of the AIS Educator Journal", AIS Educator Journal, 2012,Vol. 7:1, pp. 81-91.

"Applying a Real-World Fraud to Multiple Learning Objectives: Considerations and an Example From the Systems Course," Journal of Accounting Education, Vol 30:4, December 2012, pp. 325-354.

Proposal for a Collaborative Publication: the AIS Educator's Journal, Report of the Joint Publications Committee of the AAA-IS Section and the AIS Educator Association, with Deb Cosgrove, Mary Curtis, Ronnie Daigle, Martha Eining, and Sarah Bee, January 2010.

"The Expanded Risk Horizon of Accounting Networks Utilizing Wireless Segments,"  AIS Educator Journal, 2009, Vol 4:1  pp. 17-25.

"Worth Repeating:  Paper Color May Have an Effect on Student Exam Performance", with David Hayes, Issues in Accounting Education, May 2009, pp. 187-194.

"A Discovery-Learning Classroom Case on Accounting Data Transmission Systems",  Journal of Information Systems, Fall 2008, pp. 103-122.

"Test Your Information Security IQ", with Bradley M. Roof, Journal of Accountancy, July 2008, pp. 50-52

"How Strong Are Your Passwords?", Strategic Finance, May 2008, pp. 42-47.

"How Accountants Bring Value to the Marketing Function", with Diane Riordan and Michael Riordan, Business Credit Review, April 2008, pp. 4-8.  (copy available online at:  http://www.federationofcredit.com/base/document/Newsletter/FordhamMar08.html )

"New Roles for AIS Courses:  A Surprising Finding",  Journal of Information Systems, Spring 2005, pp. 113-129

"802.11 Experiments in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley", QST Journal of the American Radio Relay League, July 2005, pp. 35-41.  (selected by the ARRL editorial board to receive the "Best Article" award, July 2005).

"Lessons Learned:  One University's Experience in Developing and Revising and AIS Curriculum",  Review of Business Information Systems, Vol. 8 No. 1, Winter 2004, pp. 1-8

"Business Intelligence: How Accountants Bring Value to the Marketing Function", with Diane Riordan and Mike Riordan,  Strategic Finance, May 2002, pp. 24-29.  (selected by the editorial board to represent the IMA in the International Federation of Accountants IFAC manuscript competition.)

"Critical Thought on Critical Thinking",  with Susan Wolcott, Billie Cunningham, Charles Baril, and Kent St. Pierre, Journal of Accounting Education, Volume 20, No. 1, Spring 2002, pp. 85-103.

"Forecasting Technology Trends",  Strategic Finance, September 2001, pp. 50-54. (Winner of the 2002 Certificate of Merit in the manuscript competition sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants.)

Recommendations for the Design of Empirical Studies Examining Curricular Efforts to Develop Student Critical Thinking Skills, Report of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy's 1999 Educational Research Committee, with C. Baril, P. Bayes, B. Cunningham, K. St. Pierre, and S. Wolcott;  January 2000.

"A Survey of Accounting Information Systems Programs in the U.S.," with Stephanie Bryant and Judy Weishar,  Review of Accounting Information Systems, Spring 1999, pp. 1-12.

"Critical Thinking in the Public Accounting Profession: Aptitudes and Attitudes", with Charles Baril, Billie Cunningham, Robert Gardner, and Susan Wolcott,   Journal of Accounting Education, Volume 16, No. 3/4, Fall 1998, pp. 381-406.

"Information Technology (IT) Planning", Management Accounting, August 1998, pp. 25-30, (Winner of the 1998 Bronze Medal in the Lybrand manuscript competition sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants.)

Critical Thinking Competencies Essential to Success in Public Accounting, Report of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy's 1997 Educational Research Committee, January 1998.

"Network Theory and the Design of Emergency Communications Systems - Part II", QST - Journal of the ARRL, November, 1997, pp. 87-88.

"Network Theory and the Design of Emergency Communications Systems - Part I", QST - Journal of the ARRL, October, 1997, pp. 92-93.

"Modern Tools for Dealing with Uncertainty" with Brooks Marshall, Management Accounting, September, 1997, pp. 38-43. (Winner of the 1997 Certificate of Merit in the Lybrand manuscript competition sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants.)

"Stock Options as a Form of Compensation for Executives: Impact on Accounting Rules of Rationales and Themes Reported in the Popular Press 1975-1993", with Donna Street and Alison Wayland, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Volume 8, No. 3, June, 1997, pp. 211-242.

"The Evolution of an Accounting Information Systems Concentration: Concepts and an Example", with Stephanie Bryant and Ralph Benke, Review of Accounting Information Systems, Volume 1, No. 3, Spring, 1997, pages 1-10.

"Skills vs. Apprehension: Empirical Evidence on Oral Communication in the Curriculum", with Alex Gabbin, Business Communications Quarterly, Volume 59, No. 3, September, 1996, pages 88-97.

"Empirical Evidence on the Use of Video Tape Segments in Lieu of In-Class Reviews", Issues in Accounting Education, Volume 11, No. 1, Spring, 1996, pages 37-48.

"Connecting Your Company To The Internet", Management Accounting, September, 1995, pp. 69-74. (Winner of the 1996 Certificate of Merit in the Lybrand manuscript competition sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants.)

"An Investigation of the Feasibility of Using Statistically-Based Models as Analytical Procedures" with Ken Lorek, Rhoda Icerman, and Steve Wheeler, Advances in Accounting, Volume 13 (1995), pages 87-110.

DacEasy Payroll (textbook) with Ralph Benke, South-Western Publishing, 1995

"A Communications-Based Typology of Collaboration in Decisionmaking" (dissertation completed and defended Spring, 1993, Florida State University).


RECENT PRESENTATIONS

"Singewald Communications:  A Comprehensive Case for Concluding the Systems Course," presentation to the American Accounting Association's Information Systems Section Midyear Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale FL, January 11, 2013.

"Top Ten Tips for Improving Your Teaching", invited presentation to JMU's College of Business Faculty Development Seminar, August 24, 2012.

"Case Application to Multiple Learning Objectives",  presentation to the AIS Educator Association Annual Conference, Estes Park CO, June 30, 2012.

"Top Ten Tips for Effective PowerPoint Presentations", presentation to the Virginia Society of CPA's Faculty Symposium, Richmond VA, June 7, 2012.

"Applying a Real-World Fraud to Multiple Learning Objectives in the Systems Course", presentation to the American Accounting Association's Information Systems Section Midyear Meeting, Atlanta GA, January 7, 2011.

"Improving Your PowerPoint Presentations", presentation to the Practitioner CPE Session of the JMU School of Accounting 25th Anniversary, Harrisonburg VA, October 29, 2010

"AIS Educator Journal Editor's Report", presentation to the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA, August 2010.

"New Directions for the AIS Educator Journal ", presentation to the AIS Educator Conference, Estes Park, CO, June 2010.

"Flowcharting: Applications to Internal Control Diagnostics", presentation to the Virginia Society of CPA's Annual Government Conference, Washington DC, April 2010.


PAST PRESENTATIONS

"Curing Student Narcolepsy Using PowerPoint", presentation to AIS Educator Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, June 2009.

"Design and Theory of Operation of Wireless Networks", presentation to the AIS Educator Conference, Fort Collins, CO, June 2008.

"Using Flowcharts to Identify Internal Control Loci", presentation to the AIS Educator Conference, Fort Collins, CO, June 2008.

"Securing Wireless Networks", presentation to the Virginia Society of CPA's Annual Industry Conference, Williamsburg, VA, May 2008.

"Advanced Excel for Practicing Accountants", 1-day training seminar presented to three offices of PBGH, LLP, January and February, 2008.

"Discovery Learning: An AIS Activity in Data Transmission Systems", presentation to the American Accounting Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2007.

"Basics of Wireless Information Security", presentation to the Virginia Society of CPA's Annual Industry Conference, Williamsburg, VA, May 2007.

"Developing the AIS Curriculum", presentation to the American Accounting Association Information Systems Section mid-year meeting, Scottsdale Arizona, January 2006.

"Practical Information Security Principles", presentation to the Institute of Management Accountants Skyline Chapter, April 2005.

"AIS Concentration  Implementation Issues", presentation to the AIS Educators Association Conference, Denver (Colorado), June 2004.

"Excel Tips and Tricks", presentation to the AIS Educators Association Training Conference, Copper Mountain (Colorado), June 2003.

"Designing and Maintaining an AIS Curriculum:  A Blueprint", presentation to the AIS Educator's Association Research Conference, Copper Mountain (Colorado), June 2003.

"Excel at Excel", Faculty Development Seminar, delivered to the Accounting Faculty at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 16, 2003.

"Incorporation of Hands-On Networking Experience in the Classroom", presentation to the Digital Networking Consortium of the IEEE, Savannah, March 2002.

"The Voice of Experience:  Things a New Department Chair Should Know", invited presentation, Accounting Programs Leadership Group annual meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, February 2001

"Importance of AIS in the Accounting Curriculum", presentation with Stephanie Bryant and Nancy Bagranoff, Accounting Programs Leadership Group annual meeting, New Orleans, February 2000.


RECENT TEACHING – LAST 10 YEARS

Undergraduate

Accounting for Non-Business Majors (ACTG 244)  new course prepped and taught first time Spring 2011.  Taught Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Summer 2012, Summer 2013.

Accounting Information Systems (ACTG 313) Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015.

Advanced Information Technology for Accountants (ACTG 440):   Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015.

Semester in Antwerp Study Abroad, Faculty Member in Residence:  Fall 2004 and Fall 2005.

Graduate

Accounting Technology (ACTG 640): Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015.

Advanced Accounting Information Systems:  Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015.

Introduction to Information Security (MBA 680):  Summer 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015.

  


CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Current member, former Board Member, American Accounting Association, Information Systems Section

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member, Institute of Management Accountants

Member, International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2

Trustee, JMU Wireless Experimenter's Association

Current member, former Board Member and National Secretary, AIS Educator's Association

Current member, American Radio Relay League


 

RECENT MAJOR SERVICE ACTIVITIES

 

School of Accounting

Director, JMU's Accounting Information Systems concentration program, 1993-1998, and 2003 to 2015.

Faculty Senator, School of Accounting, 2008 to 2012.

Program Library Liaison, JMU School of Accounting, 2001-2007.

Director, JMU's School of Accounting, 1998-2001.

Numerous Independent Study Projects for AIS students involving wireless network experimentation, research, and design

Developer of new undergraduate course, ACTG 244, Accounting for Non-Business Majors, service course for the university, first taught Spring 2011.

 

 

College of Business

Chair, Teaching Excellence Committee, 2013 to 2015.

Member, Core Curriculum Review Task Force, 2014-2015.

Assistant Director, Semester in Antwerp study abroad program, 2005 to 2008.

Faculty Member in Residence, Semester in Antwerp (Belgium) study-abroad program, Fall semester 2004, and Fall semester 2005.

Dean's Task Force on Communication, 2004-2005.

MBA Program Policy Committee, 2001 to present.

Developer of new graduate course MBA 680, Introduction to Information Security, first offered Fall 2003, including distance-learning (Internet delivery synchronous and asynchronous) version; part of the faculty team which pioneered the on-line distance learning InfoSec program.

University

Faculty Senate Faculty Appeals Committee (2008 to 2012).

Dingledine Scholarship Selection Committee and Interviewer, 2007 to 2012.

University GeoSpatial Technology Steering Committee member, 2010 to 2013.

Collaborator on on-going project providing wireless digital data telemetry transfer networks for remote sensing and alternative power generation projects, with Dr. Jonathan Miles (JMU CISAT), 2003 to 2012.

Featured presenter at various training seminars by JMU Center for Instructional Technology, 2001 to 2012.

External

Editor, AIS Educator Journal, 2009 to 2012.

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Accounting Education, 2010 to present.

External Review Team Member, University of Maryland University College Academic Program Review, 2008, 2009.

AIS Educator's Association, National Secretary (2003-2005), Training Conference Chair (2004), and member of the Board of Directors (2002-2005)

Federated Schools of Accountancy's Education Research Committee, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999.

Reviewer of numerous books, software products, and manuscripts.


PERSONAL

Residence: Weyers Cave, Virginia. Married (36 years), raised four children (now ages 27 to 34); active in church, community, and civic organizations, including Boy Scouts of America, American Red Cross Disaster Relief Services, and local emergency communications support.  Editor (19 years) of the MARA Monthly Newsletter The Monitor. Donate time to perform financial audits for several churches in Charlottesville, Buena Vista, Staunton, Harrisonburg (Virginia) and Franklin (West Virginia).  Volunteer power-of-attorney for several elderly indigent and disabled individuals.  Hobbies include amateur radio, mountain hiking, wilderness photography, and analog & digital radio network experimentation.


Dr. David R. Fordham
School of Accounting
Zane Showker Hall Room 516
James Madison University -MSC 0205
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Phone: (540) 568-3024
Fax: (540) 568-2754
Homepage: http://cob.jmu.edu/fordham/
Email: fordhadr@jmu.edu