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Dr. Nancy B. Nichols

nicholnb@jmu.edu
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JMU Faculty Nancy NicholsProfessor, Journal of Accounting Education Professor; MSA Program Director

Started at JMU: 1997

Education:
Ph.D., University of North Texas, December 1997
M.S in Taxation, University of North Texas, August 1995
BA in Accounting, University of South Florida, June 1980

Professional Interests:
Research: Tax law analysis including the impact on financial reporting and international accounting issues, specifically segment reporting. 

Service:
Various leadership positions in the American Taxation Association and Beta Alpha Psi

Personal Interests:
Volunteer work, travel, particularly adventure travel, cooking, rock climbing.

Current Courses Taught:
ACTG 625 – Tax Research
ACTG 695 – Seminar in Accounting
ACTG 628 – Advanced taxation of Business Entities II
ACTG 629 – Selected Topics in Taxation

Key Publications:
“Ponzi-Scheme Losses:  Indirect Investor and State Tax Issues Nichols” with William
    VanDenburgh and Luis Betancourt.  (2011). Journal of Accountancy, 211(2), 46-51.

“Criminal Prosecution of Tax Return Preparers,” The ATA Journal of Legal Tax
     Research, July 2008, Vol. 6, pp. 24-42.

“And the Impact Is . . . First-Quarter Results from Adopting FIN 48” with John Briggs
     and Charles Baril, Tax Notes, July 30, 2007, 116(5), pp. 377-388

“Does Representation Matter in IRS Office Audits?” with John Price, The Journal of
     the American Taxation Association, Spring 2004, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 21-42. 

“Segment Disclosures Under SFAS 131:  Has Business Segment Reporting
     Improved?” with Donna Street and Sid Gray, Accounting Horizons, Vol. 14, No. 3,
     Fall, pp. 259-285, 2000.

Positions Held:
Director, Masters of Science in Accounting program, 2003 - present
American Taxation Association Board of Trustees, August 2009 – present; 2002 – 2007;
     Treasurer, 2005 – 2007;  VP Elect, 2009 – 2010; VP, 2010 - present
Beta Alpha Psi International Board of Directors, 2007-2010;  2003-2006
President, August 2007-August 2010;  Director of Program Activities, 2003–2006

Prior Career:
13 years at Deloitte, last four years as a tax partner.