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Proverbs 27:17

Erica E. Harris, PhD, CPA

Erica E. Harris, PhD, CPA is an Associate Professor of accounting at Florida International University’s School of Accounting. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study Irish nonprofit organizations at Dublin City University during the summer of 2022. Prior to her appointment she was named the Andrew J. Melton Jr. Associate Professor of accounting at Villanova University and also served as an Assistant Professor of accounting at Rutgers University, Camden. She received her PhD from Temple University, MBA from the University of Miami, and BS from the University of Florida. Her research interests include nonprofit accounting and governance, with a specific focus on donor behaviors. She has published in leading accounting and nonprofit journals such as The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and Nonprofit Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Professor Harris is on the editorial board of the Journal of Governmental and Non-profit Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, as well as Nonprofit Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Professional honors include Temple University Best Dissertation Award, Sigma Tau Phi Graduate Award in Accounting, American Accounting Association Government and Nonprofit Section Best Paper Awards, Rutgers University School of Business Camden Outstanding Research Award, Villanova School of Business McDonough Family Faculty Research Award, and Florida International University Professional MBA program Best Course and Best Instructor. Erica is also active in the American Accounting Association Government and Nonprofit Section serving as PhD liaison responsible for section grants and student/new faculty events as well as past meeting coordinator. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Harris worked as a staff auditor for KPMG in Miami, Florida, Accounting Controller at Breakstone Homes in Coral Gables, Florida, and served as Vice President of Accounting at Treasure Coast Hospices, a nonprofit healthcare organization in Stuart, Florida.

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