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Montana State University announced this week that Anne Christensenaccounting professor at the University's Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, has been elected president of the American Accounting Association’s Board of Directors. Christensen’s election will see a one-year term beginning this August, followed by a one-year term as president and another as past-president.

“I am incredibly honored to have this opportunity to serve the American Accounting Association,” Christensen said in a statement. “The organization has played a large role in developing my research and teaching abilities. I am excited to be able to give back to the organization that has helped me so much.”

Christensen has previously served as director of the University's master of professional accountancy program and a member of the Graduate Council and the University Service Learning Advisory Board. She also serves as the director of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, where she trains students in preparing tax returns for low-income individuals. 

Christensen earned a master of business administration and a doctorate in accounting from the University of Utah. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling from Brigham Young University.

“Anne has a long record of outstanding service to the accounting profession in general, and to AAA in particular," stated Kregg Aytes, dean of the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship. “It’s not surprising that she has been recognized by her peers, here and across the globe, as a leader in the profession. We’re immensely proud of her accomplishments.”

Christensen has been published in various peer-reviewed journals, including “Issues in Accounting Education,” “The Journal of the American Taxation Association,” “ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research,” “Advances in Accounting Education,” “Journal of Business Ethics,” “Financial Accountability and Management” and “Advances in Taxation.” She has also received various accolades over the years – most recently the Ray M. Sommerfield Outstanding Tax Educator Award and the Outstanding Service Award from the American Taxation Association.

The American Accounting Association was founded in 1916 and represents over 7,000 members in more than 75 countries. For more on AAA, head to the Association's site here.