Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy Doctoral Program
Rebecca (Becca) Baaske, CPA, joined the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy doctoral
program in 2017. She received her accounting degree from North Central College in
Naperville, IL with a minor in leadership, ethics, and values and then went on to
receive her MAcc from DePaul University. Becca was a graduate assistant at DePaul
which included instructing the Introduction to Financial Accounting lab. She continued
to work in public accounting as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers Chicago for three
years. Becca's primary research interest is in audit and expects to complete the PhD
Hilda Carrillo joined the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy doctoral program in
2017. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University
- Shreveport and a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Dayton.
She has passed all parts of the CPA exam and is currently applying for licensure in
the state of Florida. She is a member of the American Accounting Association, the
American Institute of CPAs, and the Florida Institute of CPAs. Prior to entering the
Ph.D. program, She worked several years as a public and corporate accountant. Hilda
has a wide array of research interests in behavioral-based accounting research, including,
but not limited to, auditors' judgment and decision-making, and performance measurement.
Rebecca (Becca) Perols
Room: BSN 3514
Rebecca (Becca) Perols joined the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy doctoral program
in 2015. She received her M. S. in Accountancy from San Diego State University and
her B.S. in Accounting from Metropolitan State College of Denver. Prior to starting
the PhD program, Becca was a manager at Protiviti providing technology and risk and
compliance solutions. She was also a technology risk consultant at Arthur Andersen
prior to joining Protiviti. Becca's research interests include judgment and decision-making
in accounting information systems and auditing. After completing the master's program,
Becca taught multiple sections of accounting information systems, financial accounting,
and managerial accounting as an instructor at the University of San Diego. She is
a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified IT Asset Manager (CITAM),
and Certified ITIL Practitioner in Support and Restore (IPSR).
Stephanie Walton joined the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy doctoral program
in 2015. Her research interests focus on tax and accounting information systems. Stephanie
is a licensed CPA in the state of Florida. She earned a Master in Accountancy and
a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida, and was
a PCAOB Academic Scholarship recipient. Stephanie's primary teaching interests include
financial accounting, accounting information systems, and taxation. Walton is a member
of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Yiyang (Ian) Zhang
Room: BSN 3512
Yiyang (Ian) joined Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy doctoral program in 2014.
He received his B.B.A. degree in accountancy (Cum Laude Latin) from Washburn University
with a minor in music performance and his MAcc degree from the University of Kansas.
He was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Society and the treasurer of Beta Alpha
Psi International Accounting Society at Washburn University. During his Master's study,
he was also a teaching and research assistant at the University of Kansas. Yiyang's
primary research interests include capital market-based accounting issues, earnings
management, and voluntary disclosure. His teaching interests include financial accounting,
managerial accounting, and intermediate accounting.
Yibo (James) Zhang joined Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy doctoral program in 2014. James' primary research interest is judgment and decision-making in auditing and accounting information systems. His teaching interests include financial accounting, managerial/cost accounting, and accounting information systems. Prior to entering the PhD program, James received a Master of Science in Accounting from University of Texas at Dallas and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Nankai University in China. He is an SAP Certified Associate and held the SAP teaching assistant position at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has passed all parts of the CPA and CMA exams and is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the SAP University Alliances.