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Herita Akamah

Associate Professor of Accountancy
HLH 435 M
P.O. Box 880488
Lincoln, NE 68588-0488
(402) 472-2337
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Dr. Herita Akamah earned her Ph.D. in accounting from the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma in May 2016. She worked in private industry for six years as an accountant and audit consultant. She returns to UNL after earning her master of professional accountancy from CBA in 2007. Her research interests include financial accounting, international accounting, earnings management, corporate disclosures, management forecast and tax avoidance.
Akamah’s dissertation is titled “Strategic Non-Disclosure of Major Customer Identity”.

American Taxation Association Research Resources and Methodologies Committee 2019/2020

American Accounting Association Auditing Section Research Committee 2019/2020

FARS Scholarship Award Committee 2019/20212019 AAA IAS Midyear Meeting, Miami (Panel session on Early career scholars: led topic on “what I wish I had known during the Ph.D. program”; doctoral consortium breakout session leader), Board member - Lincoln Litteracy Center 


2019 IACMR-RRBM Responsible Research in Management Award
2016 Best Paper Award AAA IAS Midyear Meeting
2015-2016 Bullard Competitive Fellowship
2016 Best Paper Award AAA SW Regional Meeting
2014 Best Paper Award AAA IAS Midyear Meeting
2014 AAA Deloitte J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium
2011-2016 AICPA Minority Doctoral Fellowship
2011-2016 KPMG Foundation Doctoral Fellowship