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  • Harrast, S. A., Wood, D. (2022). The Status of Robotic Process Automation. In Quinn, M., Strauss, E. (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Accounting information Systems (ed.). Routledge.
  • Harrast, S. A., Olsen, L. M., Sun, Y. Analyzing Eight Emerging Topics and Their Importance to Career Success. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. (Accepted/In Press).
  • Olsen, L. M., Sun, Y., Harrast, S. A., Mattingly, J. (2022). Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Reporting Bias. Journal of Accounting and Finance.
  • Harrast, S. A., Sun, Y., McGilsky, D. A. (2022). Determining the Inherent Risks of Cryptocurrency: A Survey Analysis. Current Issues in Auditing.
  • Harrast, S. A. (2020). Robotic Process Automation in Accounting Systems. Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 31(4), 209-213.
  • Harrast, S. A., Swaney, A. (2019). What is the Role of the Board-Level Technology Committee? Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, 30(4), 43-47.


  • Harrast, S. A. (Author Only), Mattingly, J. (Author Only), Olsen L. (Author Only), Sun, Y. (Presenter & Author), American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, "the Relation Between Corporate Social Performance and Financial Reporting Bias," Virtual.  (August 12, 2022).
  • Harrast, S. A. (Presenter & Author), Olsen, L. M. (Author Only), Sun, Y. (Author Only), Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, "The CPA Evolution Initiative Critical Technologies: Importance and Teaching Locus," MASAL, Virtual. (March 11, 2022).
  • Harrast, S. A. (Presenter & Author), McGilsky, D. A. (Author Only), Sun, Y. (Author Only), Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, "Determining the risks of cryptocurrency: A survey analysis," MASAL, Virtual. (March 12, 2021).
  • Harrast, S. A., AAA Midwest Meeting, "Advising Accounting Student Organizations," Indianapolis, IN. (October 6, 2018).
  • Harrast, S. A., Swaney, A., AAA Midwest Meeting, "The Technology Committee's Identity Crisis," American Accounting Association, Indianapolis, IN. (October 6, 2018).


  • Session Chair, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Alma, MI. approximately 40 hours spent per year. (March 11, 2022 - Present).
  • Session Chair, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Alma, MI. approximately 25 hours spent per year. (March 12, 2021 - Present).
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Business Research. (2019 - Present).
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society. approximately 20 hours spent per year. (2009 - Present).
  • Workshop, "Automation & Analytics Academy," PwC, Charlotte, MC. (March 7, 2019 - March 8, 2019).
  • Session Chair, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, Alma, Michigan. approximately 60 hours spent per year. (March 2013 - March 2018)
  • Seminar, "Robotic Processes and Control Planning," WMISACA, Wyoming, MI. (November 15, 2018).


  • Central Michigan University, School of Accounting Outstanding Teaching Award (2022).
  • SAP TERP10
  • PhD - University of Memphis (1999)
  • BS/MAcc - Brigham Young University (1989)
  • Current Accounting Technology
  • Corporate Governance
  • Accounting Education
  • American Accounting Association (1998 - Present)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 

Courses Taught

  • Undergraduate:  Concepts of Financial Accounting (ACC 201); Concepts of Managerial Accounting (ACC 202); Essentials of Accounting for Business (ACC 203); Intro to Financial Accounting (ACC 250); Managerial Accounting & Decision Making (ACC 255); Intermediate Accounting (ACC 301); Accounting Systems & Controls (ACC 370); Accounting Systems & Controls (ACC 370S); Data Analytics for Accounting (ACC 575); Data Analytics for Accounting (ACC 597J); Configuration, Control & Implementation of Global Accounting Systems using GRC (ACC 730) 
  • Graduate:  Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility (BUS 629); Accounting Information for Managers (MBA 619); Managerial Accounting: Management Perspective (MBS 620)