Charlene Spiceland

Associate Professor
  • School of Business
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Education

  • Ph.D., University of Memphis
  • M.S., Accounting Systems, University of Memphis
  • M.Ed., Mathematics Education, University of Memphis
  • B.A. Secondary Education, University of Mississippi

License/Certification

  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant

About Me

Professor Spiceland teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in accounting. She has received a variety of awards for her teaching, research, service, and technological innovations in the classroom. Professor Spiceland is Director of the Accounting Program for the School of Business.

Dr. Spiceland conducts research in accounting education, financial accounting, and healthcare accounting. She is part of a research team consisting of a group of physicians from Johns Hopkins University and Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Professor Spiceland has published articles in a variety of high-impact academic journals including Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, The Laryngoscope, Sleep, International Journal of Management Accounting Research, Issues in Accounting Education, and Journal of Accounting Education.

Professor Spiceland served for three years on the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy and continues to be active in the National Association of State Boards of Accounting where she has served on the Education Committee. She is an active member of the American Accounting Association where she is President of the Southeast Region. Dr. Spiceland also serves on the Academic & Career Development Committee of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Prior to joining the academic community, Professor Spiceland enjoyed a successful career in industry where she held several leadership positions including Chief Financial Officer. She previously was President of the Midsouth Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants where she led the chapter to 1st place among all chapters nationally.

What I Teach

Undergraduate

  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 110) 
  • Financial Aspects of Business (MGMT 238) 
  • Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT 200) 
  • Intermediate Accounting II (ACCT 201) 
  • Tax Accounting (ACCT 307) 
  • Accounting Information Systems (ACCT 301)
  • Auditing and Assurance (ACCT 308)
  • Design Across Diverse Disciplines (3D)

Graduate

  • Financial Aspects of Business (MGMT 407) 
  • Financial Aspects of Business (MSC 407) 
  • Managerial Accounting (MBAO 421)

Publications

Journal Articles

Spiceland, C., P. Njoroge, and D. Spiceland, "Tourist Trap: The New Lease Accounting Standard and Debt Covenants," JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING EDUCATION, Volume 45, December 2018.

Spiceland, C., I. Guertler, P. Deyton, and V. Nash, "Accounting for the Glass Ceiling: The Path to Top Leadership," CGO Insights, Center for Gender in Organizations, May, 2018, Number 43, pp. 1–7.

Smith, D., C. Spiceland, S. Ishman, B. Engorn, C. Donohue, P. Park, J. Benke, T. Frazee, R. Brown, and N. Dalesio, "Admission Criteria for Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea After Adenotonsillectomy: Safety and Cost," forthcoming in the JOURNAL OF CLINICAL SLEEP MEDICINE, 2017, Dec 15; 13(12): 1463-1472.

Smith, D., S. Ishman, C. Spiceland, A. Romaker, "Effects of Medical Therapy on Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adult Patients," Sleep, Volume 40, Abstract Supplement, April, 2017.

Spiceland, C., L. Yang, J., Zhang, "Accounting Quality, Debt Covenant Design, and the Cost of Debt," REVIEW OF QUANTITATIVE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING, 2016, VOLUME 47, pp. 1271–1302.

Callahan, C., C. Spiceland, D. Spiceland, and S. Hairston, "A Teaching Practicum/Professional Development Course as an Integral Component of a PhD Program," ISSUES IN ACCOUNTING EDUCATION, Volume 31, Issue 2, May 2016, pp.191–210.

Spiceland, C., D. Spiceland, and S. Schaeffer, "Using a Course Redesign to Address Retention and Performance Issues in Introductory Accounting," JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING EDUCATION, Volume 33, Issue 1, March 2015, pp. 50–68. [featured in JAE 2016 Accounting Education Literature Review and highlighted in JAE Editors' Choice]

Spiceland, C., D. Spiceland, and P. Njoroge, "Linking Healthcare Quality to the Bottom Line: What Do We Know?" INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING RESEARCH, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2015, pp. 111–132 [lead article].

Smith, D., C. Spiceland, K. Mattare, J. Benke, and S. Ishman, "Financial Incentive of Home–Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Machine Use in the Inpatient Hospital Setting," THE LARYNGOSCOPE, February 2014;124(9):2200-4. PMID: 24448722.

Spiceland, D. and C. Spiceland, "The Impact on Learning of an Asynchronous Active Learning Course Format," THE JOURNAL OF ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING NETWORKS, 6(1), July, 2002.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

"Accounting can be Fun: Motivating Generation Z Students to Learn," (with D. Spiceland), presented at the 2018 TACTYC Conference, Tampa, FL (May 19, 2018).

"Preparing Our Students for the Future: The Future is Now!" Lunch Speaker, Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Greenville, SC (April 20, 2018).

Spiceland, C., P. Njoroge, and D. Spiceland, "Tourist Trap: The New Lease Accounting Standard and Debt Covenants," American Accounting Association's Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Section Midyear Colloquium, Tampa, FL (November 16–18, 2017).

Spiceland, C., P. Njoroge, and D. Spiceland, "Tourist Trap: The New Lease Accounting Standard and Debt Covenants," Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Providence, RI (October 19–21, 2017).

Discussant: "Business Communication Courses: Do They Make a Difference on CPA Exam Performance?" Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, San Diego CA (August 7, 2017).

Smith, D., S. Ishman, C. Spiceland, A. Romaker, "Effects of Medical Therapy on Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adult Patients," SLEEP (Associated Professional Sleep Societies), Boston MA (June 6, 2017).

Spiceland, C. and D. Spiceland, "The Professor behind the Curtain: How to be an Effective Educator in an Online Environment," 2017 TACTYC Conference, Austin TX (May 19, 2017).

Panelist: "Teaching Teachers to Teach," (with D. Spiceland, K. Dunn, S. Hairston, M. Kohlbeck), Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Miami FL (April 28, 2017).

Discussant: Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Miami FL (April 28, 2017).

Dialogue Facilitator: "Revenue Recognition, Valuation and Social Responsibility," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Atlanta GA (April 16, 2016).

Discussant: "Revenue Recognition in the Telecommunications Industry," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Atlanta GA (April 16, 2016).

Spiceland, C., "Getting the Most from Internships: Building a Portfolio," presented at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association (CTLA), Asheville NC (April 18, 2015).

Panelist: "Issues in Accounting Education Focusing on Non-Tenure Track Faculty," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association (CTLA), Asheville NC (April 18, 2015).

Dialogue Facilitator: "Evaluating the PCAOB, the Instructor, the Textbook, and the Auditor," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association (CTLA), Asheville NC (April 17, 2015).

Spiceland, C., D. Spiceland, and S. Schaeffer, "Retention Rate and Performance Impact of Core Competency Focus and Contemporary Learning Technologies," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, St. Petersburg FL (April 4, 2014).

Callahan, C., C. Spiceland, D. Spiceland, and S. Hairston, "Pilot Course: A Teaching Practicum/Professional Development Course as an Integral Component of a PhD Program," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, St. Petersburg FL (April 3, 2014).

Smith D., Spiceland C., Clough L., Mattare K., Ishman S. Financial Incentive of Home Continuous Positive Pressure Machine Use in the Inpatient Hospital Setting. Oral Presentation – Triological Society/Combined Otolaryngology Sections Meeting, Miami FL (January 10, 2014).

"Retention Rate Impact of Core Competency Focus and Advanced Learning Technologies," Poster Presentation, National Center for Academic Transformation, (with D. Spiceland and S. Schaeffer), October 1, 2013.

Smith, D., C. Spiceland, L. Clough, K. Mattare, and S. Ishman, "Financial Incentive of Home–Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Machine Use in the Inpatient Hospital Setting," awarded second place among papers presented at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Head and Neck Surgery Annual Resident Research Symposium, Baltimore MD (June 8, 2013).

Spiceland, C., "Accounting Can Be Fun! Effective Learning Strategies," Poster presentation Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Nashville TN (May 5, 2013).

Callahan, C., C. Spiceland and D. Spiceland, "The Usefulness of Earnings Quality for Nonprofit Hospitals and the Effect on Donations," Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Washington DC (August 2012).

Callahan, C., C. Spiceland and D. Spiceland, "The Quality of Earnings in Nonprofit Hospitals," Government Nonprofit Midyear Meeting of the American Accounting Association, San Diego CA (March 2012).

Spiceland, C., "VideoSurf Technology in Introductory Accounting," American Accounting Association's Second Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, New York NY (August 3, 2009).

Spiceland, C., "Teaching Tips: Incorporating Greater Understanding Devices (GUDS) in Introductory Accounting," American Accounting Association's Second Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, New York NY (August 2, 2009).

Invited Presentations

"Introducing Our New Accounting Program," presentation to Business Advisory Council of the Simmons School of Business, Boston (April 4, 2018).

Discussant: "Business Communication Courses: Do They Make a Difference on CPA Exam Performance?" Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, San Diego CA (August 7, 2017).

Panelist: New Student Orientation Panel, Simmons University (June 22, 2017).

Panelist: "Teaching Teachers to Teach," (with D. Spiceland, K. Dunn, S. Hairston, M. Kohlbeck), Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Miami FL (April 28, 2017).

"Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble: Cooking the Books in Accounting," Accepted Students Day, Simmons University (March 18, 2017).

Discussant: Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Miami FL (April 28, 2017).

"Exploring Careers in Business," Career Services Pizza Panel, Simmons University (February 2, 2017).

Panelist: New Student Orientation Panel, Simmons University (December 4, 2016).

Spiceland, C. and D. Smith, "Role of Healthcare Accounting in Decision Management for Clinicians," presented at the Faculty Research Forum, School of Business, Simmons University (November 2, 2016).

"Why Professional Women Aren't Reaching the Top, and How to Get There Anyway," SnackChat, Simmons School of Business (October 17, 2016).

Panelist: New Student Orientation Panel, Simmons University (October 15, 2016).

Dialogue Facilitator: "Revenue Recognition, Valuation and Social Responsibility," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Atlanta GA (April 16, 2016).

Discussant: "Revenue Recognition in the Telecommunications Industry," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Atlanta GA (April 16, 2016).

"Ethics in the Accounting Profession," Accounting Careers of Tomorrow (ACT), Reynolds Bone and Griesbeck, Memphis, January 27, 2016.

Spiceland, C., "Getting the Most from Internships: Building a Portfolio," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association (CTLA), Asheville NC (April 18, 2015).

Spiceland, C., Panelist: "Issues in Accounting Education Focusing on Non-Tenure Track Faculty," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association (CTLA), Asheville NC (April 18, 2015).

Dialogue Facilitator: "Evaluating the PCAOB, the Instructor, the Textbook, and the Auditor," Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association (CTLA), Asheville NC (April 17, 2015).

"Ethics in the Corporate Workplace," Accounting Careers of Tomorrow (ACT), Reynolds Bone and Griesbeck, Memphis, September 17, 2014.

"The Tennessee State Board of Accountancy," Accounting Careers of Tomorrow (ACT), Reynolds Bone and Griesbeck, Memphis, September 10, 2014.

Panelist, Healthcare Accounting, Institute of Management Accounting, Memphis Chapter, November 15, 2014.

"Ethics in Accounting Education," Accounting Careers of Tomorrow (ACT), Reynolds Bone and Griesbeck, Memphis, January 29, 2014.

"Teaching Success in the School of Accountancy," Presentation to Advisory Board of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics, Memphis, January 27, 2014.

Panelist, Accounting Careers of Tomorrow (ACT), Reynolds Bone and Griesbeck, Memphis, October 2, 2013.

"Retention Rate Impact of Core Competency Focus and Advanced Learning Technologies," Poster Presentation, National Center for Academic Transformation, (with D. Spiceland and S. Schaeffer), October 1, 2013.

"The Market Impact of Healthcare Reform," (with P. Njoroge), Poster Presentation, 25th Annual Student Research Forum, The University of Memphis, April 1, 2013.

"So You Want to be a CEO," Keynote speaker, Hutchinson Leads, Leadership Program, girls grades 5-12, June 2012.

"How to Use Quizzes on eCourseware," University of Memphis Advanced Learning Center Brown Bag Seminar Series, March 2010.

"Using Videos and Animated Cartoons in the Classroom," University of Memphis Advanced Learning Center Brown Bag Seminar Series, February 2010.

"eCourseware Certification," University of Memphis Advanced Learning Center Brown Bag Seminar Series, November, 2009.

"Enhancing Course Participation With VideoSurf Technology," Advanced Learning Center Web 2.0 Special Interest Group, February 10, 2009.

CMA Review Course Instructor, Mid-South Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, 2005–2008.

Editorial

Program Chair, Southeast Meeting of the American Accounting Association, 2018.

Manuscript Reviewer, American Accounting Association's Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Section Midyear Colloquium, 2017.

Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Accounting Education, 2017.

Paper Chair, Southeast Meeting of the American Accounting Association, 2017.

Manuscript Reviewer, Northeast Meeting of the American Accounting Association, 2017.

Paper Chair, Southeast Meeting of the American Accounting Association, 2017.

Manuscript Reviewer, Southeast Meeting of the American Accounting Association, 2016.

Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Accounting Education, 2015