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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

Past 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)

Research and Scholarly Activities

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

Presentations

  • Western Decision Science Institute 2013 Annual Meeting, "COMPARISON BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND NEW MEDIA IN BUSINESS COMMUNICATION – A SURVEY OF BUSINESS MAJOR STUDENTS," DSI, Long Beach ( , )
  • Western AAA 2010 Annual Meeting, "Experience Effect on the Communication Skills: The Perception Gap Between Accounting Students and Professionals," AAA, Portland, Oregon (April , 2010)
  • Western Academy of Management Meeting, "Creating and Assessing Learning Goals: One College's Journey From Inspiration to Implementation," , Long Beach, CA (March 30, 2006)
  • Western Academy of Management Meeting, "California State University Business Assessment Test ," , (April 1, 2005)
  • Association of Business Communication National Meeting, "Fear and Loathing of Communication: Changing the Mindset of Accounting Students," , (October 23, 2003)
  • American Taxation Associations 2003 Midyear Meeting and JATA Conference, "Recent Tax Court Decisions Favor Family Limited Partnerships," , St. Petersburg (February 28, 2003)