GAAE Annual Meeting

The GAAE 2024 Annual Meeting will convene on February 2-3, 2024 at Southern Regional Technical College, in Thomasville, Georgia. Conference check-in is from 11-11:45 am on February 2. Please scroll down for conference registration link.

The Conference Hotel is: The Best Western Plus Rose City Hotel Conference Center Inn

Dr. Mark Dawkins, 2024 Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

Mark C. Dawkins is Past-President of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and Professor of Accounting and former Dean and Distinguished Professor for Excellence in the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida (UNF). Prior to his UNF appointments, he was an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia

(UGA), served as the Associate Dean for Academic Programs from 2008-2014, served as Director of Diversity Relations from 2004-2008, and served on the accounting faculty from 1994-2015. He received his PhD in Accounting from Florida State University, MBA (finance) and MACC (auditing) degrees from the University of Florida, and a BS in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Professor Dawkins’s recent research focuses on declining enrollments in accounting, connecting academic research to business practice, evaluating alternative earnings metrics, and assessing faculty publications. His research interests also include bankruptcy, market effects of information asymmetry, and market reactions to information disclosures. He has published in The Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, the Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Advances in Accounting, the Journal of Managerial Issues, The CPA Journal, and other journals.

Professor Dawkins was a co-recipient of the 2006 and 2003 Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Teacher of the Year award at UGA, and he received the 2006 and 2003 Alpha Kappa Psi Accounting Teacher of the Year Award. He is a member of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Accountants, The PhD Project (, and the Accounting Doctoral Student Association.

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