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Debra Grace

Dr. Debra Grace

Email: Debra.Grace@csulb.edu

Dr. Grace is a past President of the American Taxation Association and a CPA (Texas; Oklahoma). She's been a Faculty Intern for Grant Thornton and developeed accounting systems for Earth Science Associates, Inc. She chaired the Accounting Department at UT-Arlington and was co-chair of CSULB's CBA Strategic Planning & Assessment Committee.

Teaching Interests: Federal Income Taxation, Tax Research, Financial Accounting

Research Interests: Taxation of computer software, communication skills of accounting students, taxation of family limited partnerships; research and development tax credit

Education

  • Ph D, Oklahoma State University, 1980
    Major: Accounting
  • MBA, Ohio University, 1974
    Major: Accounting
  • BFA, Ohio University, 1971
    Major: Painting

Experience

  • Professor, California State University, Long Beach (2001 - Present)
  • Lecturer, California State University, Long Beach (2001 - 2001)
  • Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington (1989 - 1998)
  • Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington (1987 - 1989)
  • Associate Professor, The University of North Texas (1984 - 1987)
  • Visiting Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington (1983 - 1984)
  • Assistant Professor, The University of North Texas (1980 - 1983)
  • Teaching Associate, Oklahoma State University (1976 - 1979)
  • Instructor, Murray State University (1974 - 1976)

Journal and Major Conferences

TitlePublisher
"The Effect of Experience on Perceived Communications Skills: Comparisons Between Accounting Professionals and Students" (Published, 2013)Advances in Accounting Education
"Failure to Communicate: Why Accounting Students Don't Measure Up to Professionals Expectations" (Published, 2010)The CPA Journal
"Classroom strategies for improving students' oral communication skills" (Published, 2004)Journal of Accounting Education
"Section 2036 Proves Potent IRS Weapon Against Family Limited Partnerships" (Published, 2003)International Business and Economics Research Journal
"Comparison Between Traditional and New Media in Business Communication - A Survey of Business Major Students" (Published, 2013)Western Decision Science Institute Meeting
"Attitude Toward Communications Skills: The Comparison Between Accounting Students and Professionals" (Published, 2009)Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting
"Defending Family Limited Partnerships Against Section 2036: Lessons from Kimbell" (Published, 2004)The International Business & Economics Research Journal Conference
"Accounting Scandals: Using the Corporate Culture of Greed and Excess to Teach Intermediate Accounting" (Published, 2004)10th Annual Symposium on Collegiate School of Business Teaching
"Depreciation: The Ins and Outs of Recapture (Part 2)" (Published, 2005)The Tax Adviser
"Depreciation: The Ins and Outs of Recapture (Part 1)" (Published, 2005)The Tax Adviser

Other Research and Scholarly Activities

TitlePublisher
"The Effect of Experience on Perceived Communications Skills: Comparisons Between Accounting Professionals and Students" (Published, 2013)Advances in Accounting Education
"Failure to Communicate: Why Accounting Students Don't Measure Up to Professionals Expectations" (Published, 2010)The CPA Journal
"Classroom strategies for improving students' oral communication skills" (Published, 2004)Journal of Accounting Education
"Section 2036 Proves Potent IRS Weapon Against Family Limited Partnerships" (Published, 2003)International Business and Economics Research Journal
"Comparison Between Traditional and New Media in Business Communication - A Survey of Business Major Students" (Published, 2013)Western Decision Science Institute Meeting
"Attitude Toward Communications Skills: The Comparison Between Accounting Students and Professionals" (Published, 2009)Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting
"Defending Family Limited Partnerships Against Section 2036: Lessons from Kimbell" (Published, 2004)The International Business & Economics Research Journal Conference
"Accounting Scandals: Using the Corporate Culture of Greed and Excess to Teach Intermediate Accounting" (Published, 2004)10th Annual Symposium on Collegiate School of Business Teaching
"Depreciation: The Ins and Outs of Recapture (Part 2)" (Published, 2005)The Tax Adviser
"Depreciation: The Ins and Outs of Recapture (Part 1)" (Published, 2005)The Tax Adviser

Presentations

TitleConference/MeetingLocation
"COMPARISON BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND NEW MEDIA IN BUSINESS COMMUNICATION – A SURVEY OF BUSINESS MAJOR STUDENTS" ()Western Decision Science Institute 2013 Annual MeetingLong Beach
"Experience Effect on the Communication Skills: The Perception Gap Between Accounting Students and Professionals" (2010)Western AAA 2010 Annual MeetingPortland, Oregon
"Creating and Assessing Learning Goals: One College's Journey From Inspiration to Implementation" (2006)Western Academy of Management MeetingLong Beach, CA
"California State University Business Assessment Test " (2005)Western Academy of Management Meeting
"Fear and Loathing of Communication: Changing the Mindset of Accounting Students" (2003)Association of Business Communication National Meeting
"Recent Tax Court Decisions Favor Family Limited Partnerships" (2003)American Taxation Associations 2003 Midyear Meeting and JATA ConferenceSt. Petersburg