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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Management

Office

Dyson 350

Email

bonnie.stivers@marist.edu

Phone

845-575-3000

Bonnie LaVon Stivers, PhD, CPA

Professor of Accounting

Bio

Bonnie LaVon P. Stivers is Professor Emeritus of Accounting at Kennesaw State University.  After leaving Kennesaw State, Dr. Stivers taught accounting at Dalian Maritime University in China and at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.  She received her PhD and MPA from Georgia State University and her undergraduate degree from Rice University.  She holds the CPA Certificate in Florida and in Georgia.  Her work has been published in CA Magazine, Accounting and EDP, Journal of Systems Management, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Management Accounting, Journal of Strategic Performance Measurement, SAM Advanced Management Journal, Journal of Cost Management, Issues in Accounting Education, and others.


Education

PhD and MPA, Georgia State University
BA, Rice University


Research Interests/Areas of Focus

Essential competencies for business graduates
Developing business acumen


Selected Publications

(33) “Marketplace Competencies:  Faculty, Graduate, and Employer Perspectives Provide a Mandate for    Curricular Revision,” International Journal of Business Research  (IJBR), Volume 15, Number 2, (2015), pp. 73-88. With Emmanuel Onifade (Morehouse College).

(34) “Evaluation of Stakeholder Perspectives in Enhancing Mission-based Assessment of Learning,” Journal of  Academy of Business and Economics, (JABE), Volume 15, Number 2 (2015), pp. 19-34.  With Emmanuel Onifade (Morehouse College).                                                                                                          --Best Research Publication in Journal Award (IABE, 2015).

(35) “The Impact of Frequent Cumulative Testing on the Academic Performance of Undergraduate Students in   Managerial Accounting,” International Journal of Business Research,  (IJBR), Volume 16, Number 2 (2016), pp. 77-88.  With Emmanuel Onifade (Morehouse College).

(36) “Business Graduate Competency Gaps:  A Mandate for Curricular Reform,” International Journal of Business Strategy, (IJBS), Volume 18, Number 2 (2018), pp. 39-52. With Emmanuel Onifade (Morehouse College).


Selected Presentations

“A Hybrid Approach to Accounting Principles:  Perceptions of Faculty and Business Professionals,” International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE), Proceedings of the Venice Summer Conference (Venice, Italy: n.p. 8-10 June 2012).  With Emmanuel Onifade (Morehouse College).

“Assessment of Competency Levels for Entry-Level Positions:  A Study of Business Undergraduate Alumni,” International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE), Proceedings of the Verona Summer Conference (Verona, Italy: n.p. 27-29 June 2014).  With Emmanuel Onifade (Morehouse College).

“Marketplace Competencies:  Faculty, Graduate, and Employer Perspectives Provide a Mandate for Curricular Revision,” International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE), Proceedings of  the Rome Summer Conference (Rome, Italy: n.p. 18-20 June 2015).  With Emmanuel Onifade Morehouse College).

“Evaluation of Stakeholder Perspectives in Enhancing Mission-Based Assessment of Learning,” International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE), Proceedings of the Rome Summer Conference (Rome, Italy: np 18-20 June 2015). With Emmanuel Onifade (Morehouse College).

“The Impact of Frequent Cumulative Testing on the Academic Performance of Undergraduate Students in Managerial Accounting,” International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE), Proceedings of the Pisa Summer Conference, (Pisa, Italy:  n.p. 16-18 June 2016). With Emmanuel Onifade (Morehouse College).

“Business Graduate Competency Gaps:  A Mandate for Curricular Reform,” International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE), Proceedings of the New York Conference, (New York City, New York:  n.p. 11-13 October 2018).  With Emmanuel Onifade (Morehouse College).


Awards/Honors

Beta Alpha Psi, Honorary Accounting Fraternity
Beta Gamma Sigma, Honorary Business Fraternity
The American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium, Honolulu, Hawaii
The George J. Malanos Award for Academic Excellence in the MBA Program,
Georgia State University Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award, Department of Accounting, Kennesaw State University
Distinguished Graduate Faculty Service Award, Master of Accounting Program, Kennesaw State University
Graduate Service Award Finalist, Kennesaw State University
Graduate Service Award, Kennesaw State University