Jan Taylor serves as academic in residence and senior director of academic and student engagement at AICPA & CIMA. She retired in 2021 from her position as an associate professor of accounting at Sam Houston State University (Texas). Jan taught a variety of courses to undergraduate and graduate students in the accounting curriculum, primarily financial accounting-related and auditing, and served in various leadership roles at three universities over her academic career. She has published on a variety of topics in multiple journals through her career and has served in numerous volunteer and leadership roles at AICPA, Beta Alpha Psi and the Texas Society of CPAs. Jan is also the recipient of numerous awards for teaching, research and service. She served as an external professor with KPMG from 2005-2019, training new auditors and senior associates. She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in protective services. Jan is licensed as a CPA in Texas and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) through the AICPA.