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Cynthia E. Bolt, CPA, LTC

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 was promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in 2003. Her classroom responsibilities at The Citadel include teaching introductory accounting, taxation, and Auditing and Assurance Services. 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 accounting education. Recent works merge these three areas through case studies designed to integrate ethics education in today's college classroom. Additionally she writes a series of feature articles for the Journal of Accountancy designed to summarize academic research for the use of practicing CPA's.

In 2008 she was selected as a facilitator at the newly designed Conference on Teaching and Learning Accounting, a national academic conference. She remains on their steering committee as a facilitator, panelist and instructor. In 2007 she was chosen to serve on the nationally organized Impact of Accounting Research on Practice committee, resulting in work with accounting professors from across the US. Results of the committee's work included an article published in Accounting Horizons titled "The Impact of Academic Accounting Research on Professional Practice: An Analysis by the AAA Research Impact Task Force." This work won the 2010 Accounting Horizon's Best Paper Award.

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 in SC, addressing the needs of education for all youth today through an increased focus on education volunteerism in inner-city elementary 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