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Dr. Kathy Smith and Dr. Murphy Smith - Outstanding Authors

Dr. Katherine Smith
Dr. Katherine T. Smith, a marketing professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her academic record includes 50 research articles, 8 books, numerous academic conference presentations, plus awards for teaching and research. She ranks in the top one percent of authors on Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN.com) by downloaded articles. Her work has been cited over 1100 times, as shown on Google Scholar.

 Dr. Smith’s major areas of research include digital and mobile marketing, corporate social responsibility, and marketing to Digital Natives and Millennials. She has published in journals such as Journal of Strategic Marketing and Journal of Consumer Marketing.

 She has received a number of recognitions for teaching and research, including the following:

  • Distinguished Research Award 2015, Business Studies Academy.
  • Emerging Scholar Award 2014, Murray State University.
  • Outstanding Researcher Award 2014, Bauernfeind College of Business, Murray State.
  • Invited Reviewer, National Science Foundation (NSF) 2013.
  • Best in Track Award 2013, Society for Marketing Advances.
  • Distinguished Research Award 2012, Academy of Marketing Studies.
  • Outstanding Educator Award 2010, Academy of Educational Leadership.

 

Dr. L. Murphy Smith, CPA is a Professor of Accounting at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. His academic record includes over 200 research articles, books and monographs, academic conference presentations, research grants, and awards for teaching and research. He ranks in the top one percent of authors on Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN.com) by downloaded articles (over 57,000). His work is highly referenced, with over 2,200 citations to his work shown on Google Scholar. His work has been reported in various news media, including National Public Radio, Fortune, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

His major areas of research include: ethics, financial reporting, international accounting, and information technology. Among the journals in which he has published are the following: Advances in Accounting; Contemporary Accounting Research; Journal of Business Research; Accounting Horizons; Journal of Information Systems; Journal of Business Ethics; Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Internal Auditing; Strategic Finance; and Journal of Accountancy.

He has received a number of recognitions for teaching and research, including the following:

  • Distinguished Member Award 2017, Institute of Management Accountants.
  • KPMG Outstanding Published Manuscript Award 2014, American Accounting Association, Gender Issues and Work-Life Balance Section.
  • Outstanding Researcher Award 2009, American Accounting Association Strategic and Emerging Technologies Section.
  • Outstanding Educator Award 2004, Texas Society of CPAs.
  • Invited Speaker, Congressional Hearing regarding Accounting and Business Ethics in Washington, D.C., July 26, 2002.

Dr. Smith has been involved in a variety of service roles in the accounting profession, the university, and the local community. During his career, he has held a number of leadership positions in academic and professional organizations. He served on the Ethics Task Force of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, on the American Accounting Association’s Professionalism and Ethics Committee, and as President of the American Accounting Association Gender Issues and Work-Life Balance Section.