The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Lt. Col. Cynthia E. Bolt, CPA, LTC

Professor Cynthia E. Bolt, CPA, MTax, began at The Citadel in 1990 as a visiting professor. In 1996 she was selected for a tenure-track appointment and promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in 2003. She teaches principles of accounting, taxation, and auditing. In 2001 she was awarded the Educator of the Year by the South Carolina Association of CPA's. Cindy's scholarly activities include publications and presentations related to tax, ethics, and the impact of research on practice. Since 2006 she has authored “Highlights of Accounting Research,” a series of feature articles for the Journal of Accountancy, designed to summarize academic research for the use by practicing CPA's. Ten articles have been published to date, providing a bridge to the gap between practice and research. In 2011 she won a Teaching Learning & Curriculum best paper award at the SEAAA annual meeting.


Professional service includes selection for the initial steering committee of the Conference on Teaching and Learning Accounting (CTLA), part of the American Accounting Association (AAA), in 2008, where she continues as facilitator, panelist and instructor. In 2007 she was chosen to serve on the AAA nationally-organized task force on the Impact of Accounting Research on Practice, resulting in work with distinguished accounting researchers from across the US. A resulting article published in Accounting Horizons titled "The Impact of Academic Accounting Research on Professional Practice: An Analysis by the AAA Research Impact Task Force" won the 2010 Accounting Horizon's Best Paper Award. Other work with the AAA includes the steering committee of the SEAAA, membership chair of the SEAAA, membership chair of the Teaching Learning and Curriculum Committee (TLC), and service as a member of the AAA Regions Strategic Task Force.


Prior to joining The Citadel, Cindy worked in the area of tax and audit at Ernst and Young in Charleston and at Deloitte Touche in Columbia, SC. Cindy's post-tenure activities have focused on aiding accounting student education and the accounting profession, addressing the needs of education for youth through volunteerism in inner-city K-12 schools, and continuing an active involvement in her family and community-at-large. Married with three children, Cindy lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC.



bolt pic - uniform 2014

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M.A. University of South Carolina
B.S. UNC-Chapel Hill

Vita: Cynthia Bolt

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