Campus: CSU Fullerton -- September 05, 2001

CSUF Accounting Chair Named SEC Fellow

Betty Chavis, chair and professor of accounting at Cal State Fullerton, has begun a one-year term in Washington, D.C., as a Securities and Exchange Commission Academic Accounting Fellow.

In that role, Chavis serves as a research resource for the commission staff and is assigned to ongoing projects in the Division of Corporation Finance. Her areas of focus include rule-making, researching financial reporting issues for division policy and program initiatives, and consulting with registrants on accounting and reporting matters.

Chavis joined Cal State Fullerton in 1996 and is co-director of the university's Center for the Study of Emerging Financial Markets. She has taught at the University of Wyoming, Cal State Los Angeles and USC, and conducted summer seminars on international financial statement analysis and international business at Lingnon College in China and Saratov University in Russia.

Her research findings have been published in the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of International Taxation and Journal of Financial Statement Analysis.

A former president of the American Accounting Association's Western Region, Chavis holds a doctorate from USC. During her fellowship, O. Clyde Hardman, professor of accounting, is serving as acting chair of Cal State Fullerton's accounting department.

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