Associate Dean for Academic Programs
1996, Associate Professor of Accounting Ph.D., Florida State University, 1993; MAcc., Florida State University, 1988; B.S., Florida State University, 1986. CPA 1987 (currently holds no license).
Expertise: Federal Income Tax, Financial Accounting, Earnings Management.
Dr. Cynthia Eakin is an Associate Professor of Accounting. She currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the Eberhardt School of Business. She also is the school's Learning Assessment Coordinator.
Dr. Eakin earned a Ph.D. in accounting as well as a Master of Accounting degree with special emphasis in taxation from The Florida State University in 1993. She has over 20 years of teaching experience in all areas of accounting and taxation at both the graduate and undergraduate level. She was an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii's Manoa campus for four years before coming to the Eberhardt School. She has published research in the areas of earnings management, disclosure ethics, and insider trading.