Lynette I. Wood, PhD, CPA
Associate Professor of Accounting
Dr. Lynette I. Wood, CPA, is an associate professor of accounting at Winston-Salem State University, where she received the 2013-2014 Wells Fargo Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2012-2013 Bill Shepherd Master Teaching Award. She has served on WSSU’s faculty since fall 2010.
In August 2003, she earned the distinction of being the first African-American woman to complete a Ph.D. in accounting at Indiana University. From 2004-2010, she taught at Virginia Tech, and she taught at Howard University from 2000-2004. In recognition of her contribution to the accounting profession through her efforts in the classroom, the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Metro-Washington, D.C. Chapter selected her as the 2001 Outstanding Accounting Leader. She currently serves as the faculty advisor for the WSSU student chapter of NABA.Dr. Wood’s research interests include accounting/business pedagogy and investigating African-American participation in the accounting profession. Her articles have appeared in several peer-reviewed journals. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina.
Research and Project Interests:
Wood, L. I. and Wood, D. J. (2014). In God we trust: a case of church financial fraud. Journal of Business Cases and Applications, 11, 1-5.
Mathiyalakan, S., Heilman, G. E., White, S. D., Wood, L. I., & Weisenfeld, L. (2014). Facebook attitudes and usage: comparing accounting and MIS students. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 14, 37-44.
O'Callaghan, S., Patel, U., Walker, J. P., Elson, R. J., Wood, L., & Wood, D. (2014). Are auditors influenced by the attire worn by clients? A pilot study. Journal of Finance and Accountancy, 15, 1-6.
Wood, L. I. (2012). The impact of decision aid use on the dilution effect when assessing fraud. Journal of Finance and Accountancy, 9, 23-42.
Wood, L. I. (2012). The coach-team approach: an introductory accounting instructional alternative. Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 8, 1-9.
Osborne, R. E., Wood, L. I., & Jackson, C. M. (2009). Best cities for minority CPAs. The CPA Journal, 79(3): 70-71.
Gabbin, A. L. and Wood, L. I. (2008). An experimental study of accounting majors' academic achievement using cooperative learning groups. Issues in Accounting Education, 23(3): 391-404.
Wells, J. T. and Wood, L. I. (2007). Race is a factor in the workplace. Spectrum, 10-12.
I have chosen to characterize the learning environment in my classes in the context of a "coach and team" instead of "teacher and students." Students are highly motivated and have positive perceptions of teacher effectiveness when they believe that they and the instructor are on the same side. In addition to framing the context of the course in a coach-team setting, my philosophy of teaching focuses on creating an atmosphere where students are actively engaged in the learning process. Finally, I believe in layered learning. I maintain that cramming several chapters of material into one marathon study session in preparation for a major accounting exam is far less effective than studying for daily assessments (quizzes) and getting rapid feedback that can help identify weak areas which need to be strengthened.
ACC 4328 - Global & Ethical Issues in Accounting
ACC 3316 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I
ACC 2316 - Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 2317 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
2013-2014 Wells Fargo Excellence in Teaching Award
2012-2013 Winston-Salem State University Bill Sheppard Master Teaching Award
Beta Alpha Psi, inducted 2013
Professional Development Travel Grant, Winston-Salem State University, 2012
Professional Development Research Grant, Winston-Salem State University, 2012
Semifinalist, Ernst & Young Inclusive Excellence Faculty Award, 2009
Oakwood University Alumni Association 2008 Family of the Year
Featured in the book, Living the Dream: A New Generation of Minority Business School Professors
University-sponsored Academic Excellence Grant – New Course Development, Howard University, 2003-2004
University-sponsored Academic Excellence Travel Grant – Howard University, 2003
Recognized as one of Howard University’s “good” teachers on the student-generated best & worst faculty list
Summer Research Grant, Howard University School of Business, 2001, 2002
University-sponsored Faculty Research Grant, Howard University, 2001-2002
Outstanding Accounting Leader, National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., Metro-Washington D.C. Chapter, 2001
Indiana University Graduate Minority Fellowship
American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow
National Black MBA Association Doctoral Fellowship
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Minority Doctoral Fellowship
Indiana University School of Business Dean’s Fellowship
KPMG Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Regional Scholarship
Listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1994-95
Outstanding Graduate Student, College of Administrative Science, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1995
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, inducted 1995