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COL Cynthia E. Bolt

Cynthia E. Bolt is a Professor of Accounting in the Baker School of Business where she teaches introductory accounting, tax, and auditing. Prior to joining The Citadel in 1990, Cindy worked in the area of tax and audit at Ernst and Young in Charleston and at Deloitte Touche in Columbia, SC. Cindy's scholarly activities include publications and presentations related to tax, ethics, accounting education, 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 use by practicing CPA's. Eleven articles have been published to date, providing a bridge to the gap between practice and research. She received the Teaching Learning & Curriculum (TLC) best paper award at the SEAAA annual meeting in 2012 and also in 2015 at the Midwest AAA annual meeting. In 2001, she was awarded the Educator of the Year award by the South Carolina Association of CPA's.

She is currently serving as co-chair of the 2017 Conference on Teaching & Learning Accounting held in August in NYC, as well as secretary of the TLC section of the AAA. In 2007, she was chosen to serve on the AAA nationally-organized task force on the Impact of Accounting Research on Practice. The committee's work concluding with a publication in Accounting Horizons titled "The Impact of Academic Accounting Research on Professional Practice: An Analysis by the AAA Research Impact Task Force" which received the 2010 Accounting Horizon's Best Paper award.

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.

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Telephone: 843.953.6973


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

Vita: Cynthia Bolt

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