Dr. Matthew J. Anderson, Ph.D./FEA is a professor of accounting and the associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion and Faculty Excellence Advocate for the Broad College of Michigan State University. He is a life member of the American Accounting Association (AAA), where he has served as a member of the AAA’s Council, and as a member of the Research Committee. Professor Anderson has chaired the AAA Outstanding Accounting Educator Award Committee and the Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee. He also served as the regional financial accounting editor for the Midwest AAA meeting. Professor Anderson teaches financial accounting, and his research focused on expertise and individual decision-making issues in market settings. He has served on the editorial boards of the Accounting Review and Issues in Accounting Education and as a reviewer for numerous journals. He has published in the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, among others. Dr. Anderson is a member of the PhD Project Hall of Fame and is a past recipient of a Michigan State University Excellence in Diversity award. He is also an inaugural winner of the Ernst & Young Inclusive Excellence Award. Dr. Anderson was also the education recipient of the Jason Richardson Foundation “Saluting Greatness” award – based on service to the teaching profession and his diversity and inclusion efforts. He is also a past president of the Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association of Michigan State University, and was selected as a “Lansing Legend” for his work in the diversity space. He is also a member of the Council of Diversity Deans of Michigan State University. Most recently, Dr. Anderson was selected as the inaugural director focusing on diversity and inclusion for the American Accounting Association (AAA). In this latter role he focused on assisting in the formulation of a diversity strategic plan for the AAA. He also chaired the AAA diversity committee. Dr. Anderson is a past director of the doctoral program in accounting at Michigan State University. During his tenure, Michigan State University was a leader in recruiting women and people of color for doctoral education. Currently, Dr. Anderson serves on the board of Haven House, a local family-oriented homeless shelter, where he is treasurer. He is also on an advisory board focused on diversity and inclusion of the Honors College of Michigan State University. Finally, he is an unabashed, dyed-in-the-wool Spartan!