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					                                  STEPHANIE A. SIKES, CPA
                                    Department of Accounting
                                   McCombs School of Business
                                 The University of Texas at Austin
                                    1 University Station B6400
                                    Austin, Texas 78712-0211
                                      Phone: (512) 797-1690
                        Email: stephanie.sikes@phd.mccombs.utexas.edu
                 Homepage: http://phd.mccombs.utexas.edu/stephanie.sikes/index.asp

EDUCATION      The University of Texas at Austin                                          January 2003-Present
               McCombs School of Business
               PhD Candidate in Accounting
               Major Area: Taxation/Financial Accounting
               Supporting Field: Financial Economics and Applied Statistics

               Tulane University                                                          New Orleans, Louisiana
               A.B. Freeman School of Business                                            May 1999
               Masters in Business Administration
               Concentration: Professional Accounting
               Beta Gamma Sigma

               Tulane University                                                          New Orleans, Louisiana
               Newcomb College                                                            May 1998
               Bachelor of Arts
               Major: Political Economy
               Latin Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

PROFESSIONAL   Darnall, Sikes & Frederick                                                 Lafayette, Louisiana
EXPERIENCE     Senior Associate                                                           Summer 2002

               J.S. Gardes & Company                                                      Lafayette, Louisiana
               Tax Department Senior Associate                                            Spring 2002

               Arthur Andersen L.L.P.                                                     Houston, Texas
               Senior Associate: Federal Business Tax Consulting                          New Orleans, Louisiana
                                                                                          1999-2001

               Arthur Andersen L.L.P.                                                     Houston, Texas
               Intern: Federal Business Tax Consulting                                    Summer 1998

               Deloitte & Touche L.L.P.                                                   Washington, D.C.
               National Tax Office Intern                                                 Summer 1996

RESEARCH       Taxation, financial accounting, managerial reporting incentives, institutional investors
INTERESTS

TEACHING       Taxes and business strategy, financial accounting and reporting, financial statement analysis
INTERESTS
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PUBLICATIONS         Blouin, J., C. Gleason, L. Mills, and S. Sikes, "What Can We Learn about Uncertain Tax Benefits
                     from FIN 48?" National Tax Journal 60 No. 3 (September, 2007): 521-535.

WORKING              “Taxes, Investor Sophistication, and the Disposition Effect”
PAPERS
                     “The Impact of Evaluating the Tax Department as a Profit Center on Effective Tax Rates” with
                     John R. Robinson and Connie D. Weaver

                     “Do Firms Eat Their Tax Cookies Before FIN 48 Reveals the Cookie Jar?” with Jennifer Blouin,
                     Cristi Gleason, and Lillian Mills

WORK IN              “FIN 48 Evidence of Risky Tax Positions” with Jennifer Blouin, Cristi Gleason, and Lillian Mills
PROGRESS

MEDIA                Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2007. “How Accounting Rule Led to Probe,” Jesse Drucker,
CITATIONS            page A5.

                     Tax Notes, June 11, 2007. “Uncertainty All Around: FIN 48 at NTA’s Spring Symposium,” Joann
                     M. Weiner.

                     Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2007. “Lifting the Veil on Tax Risk,” Jesse Drucker, pages C1 and
                     C3.

                     BNA Daily Tax Report, May 21, 2007. “Initial FIN 48 Disclosures Reveal Taxpayers Declared
                     Billions in Reserves for First Quarter,” Stephen Joyce.

TEACHING             The University of Texas at Austin                                      Austin, Texas
                     Assistant Instructor                                                   Summer 2003
                     Nominated for The University of Texas at Austin Fred Moore Assistant Instructor Award for
                     Teaching Excellence, 2003-2004. Average teaching evaluations (5 point scale) for Fundamentals
                     of Financial Accounting:
                     Overall Instructor Rating                             4.7
                     Course Well Organized                                 4.8
                     Communicated Information Effectively                  4.5
                     Showed Interest in Student Progress                   4.5
                     Assignments and Tests Returned Promptly               4.9
                     Student Freedom of Expression                         4.7
                     Course of Value to Date                               4.7
                     Overall Course Rating                                 4.2

                     University of Louisiana at Lafayette                                    Lafayette, Louisiana
                     Adjunct Professor                                                       Spring 2002
                     Introduction to Managerial Accounting.

                     Arthur Andersen L.L.P.                                                  New Orleans, Louisiana
                     Taught tax research to new tax associates.                              Fall 2001

DOCTORAL             Research Assistant
WORK                 Dr. John R. Robinson                                                    Spring 2004-
APPOINTMENTS                                                                                 Summer 2006, Fall 2007,
                                                                                             Spring 2008
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DOCTORAL             Research Assistant
WORK                 Dr. Linda Krull                                                          Fall 2003, Fall 2007
APPOINTMENTS
(continued)          Dr. Lillian F. Mills                                                     Fall 2006-Summer 2007

                     Teaching Assistant
                     Dr. John R. Robinson: Tax Factors in Business Management                 Spring 2006

                     Dr. Linda Krull: Introduction to Taxation                                Spring 2003 & 2004

INVITED       “Do Firms Eat Their Tax Cookies Before FIN 48 Reveals the Cookie Jar?”: American Taxation
RESEARCH      Association Mid-Year Meeting, Memphis, TN, February 2008 (upcoming)
PRESENTATIONS
              “Do Firms Eat Their Tax Cookies Before FIN 48 Reveals the Cookie Jar?”: American Accounting
              Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2007

                     “Is Management of the Tax Function Related to the Book-Tax Gap and to Aggressive Tax and/or
                     Financial Reporting?”: American Taxation Association Mid-Year Meeting, San Antonio, TX,
                     February 2007

                     “Is Aggressive Financial and Tax Reporting Related to the Organization and Orientation
                     of the Corporate Tax Function?”: National Tax Association 99th Annual Conference on Taxation,
                     Boston, MA, November 2006

CONFERENCES          University of Texas Institutional Investors Conference, Austin, TX, 2007
ATTENDED             University of Texas Accounting and Finance Mini Conference, Austin, TX, 2007
                     AAA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2007
                     AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium, Tahoe City, CA, 2007
                     UNC Tax Symposium-Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC, 2007
                     AAA-ATA Mid-year Meeting and Doctoral Consortium, San Antonio, TX, 2007
                     AAA-FARS Mid-year Meeting and Doctoral Consortium, San Antonio, TX, 2007
                     NTA 99th Annual Conference on Taxation, Boston, MA, November 2006
                     NTA Special September Conference, Washington, D.C., September 2006
                     University of Texas Accounting and Finance Mini Conference, Austin, TX, 2006
                     UNC Tax Symposium-Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC, 2006
                     University of Texas Managerial Accounting Conference, Austin, TX, 2006
                     AAA-ATA Mid-year Meeting and Doctoral Consortium, San Diego, CA, 2006
                     PAC10+ Doctoral Consortium, Salt Lake City, UT, 2006
                     First Annual Lonestar Accounting Conference, College Station, TX, 2006
                     University of Texas Accounting and Finance Mini Conference, Austin, TX, 2005
                     UNC Tax Symposium-Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC, 2005
                     AAA-ATA Mid-year Meeting and Doctoral Consortium, Washington, D.C., 2005
                     AAA-FARS Mid-year Meeting and Doctoral Consortium, San Diego, CA, 2005
                     UNC Tax Symposium-Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC, 2004
                     PAC10+ Doctoral Consortium, Austin, TX, 2004
                     Business Measurement and Assurance Services (BMAS) Conference V, Austin, TX, 2003

PROFESSIONAL         Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of the American Taxation Association, 2005
SERVICE
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PROFESSIONAL   Certified Public Accountant, Texas
CERTIFICATIONS Member, American Accounting Association
& AFFILIATIONS Member, AAA American Taxation Association
               Member, AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section
               Member, National Tax Association

HONORS &             University of Texas A.D. Hutchison Student Endowment Fellowship, 2007-2008
AWARDS               AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, 2007
                     Deloitte & Touche Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 2005-2007
                     University of Texas Graduate Student Professional Development Award, 2006
                     University of Texas David Bruton, Jr. Fellowship, 2005
                     University of Texas McCombs School of Business Doctoral Fellowship, 2004-2007
                     University of Texas Pre-Emptive Recruiting Fellowship, 2003-2004
                     Beta Gamma Sigma
                     Beta Alpha Psi
                     Dean’s List, A.B. Freeman School of Business, 1999
                     Phi Beta Kappa
                     Latin Honors graduate
                     The Charles H. Murphy Prize in Political Economy
                     Dean’s List, Newcomb College, 1994-1998
                     Mortar Board
                     Louisiana Legislative Scholarship, 1994-1998
                     Tulane Honors Program, 1994-1998
                     Outstanding Freshman Award for the Tulane Honors Program
                     Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

DISSERTATION         John Robinson (Co-Chair)                      email: john.robinson@mccombs.utexas.edu
COMMITTEE            C. Aubrey Smith Professor in Accounting       phone: (512) 471-5315
                     McCombs School of Business

                     Michael Clement (Co-Chair)                    email: michael.clement@mccombs.utexas.edu
                     Associate Professor of Accounting             phone: (512) 471-0332
                     McCombs School of Business

                     Jay Hartzell                                  email : jay.hartzell@mccombs.utexas.edu
                     Associate Professor of Finance                phone: (512) 471-6779
                     McCombs School of Business

                     Li Jin                                        email: ljin@hbs.edu
                     Associate Professor of Finance                phone: (617) 495-5590
                     Harvard Business School

                     Lillian Mills                                 email: lillian.mills@mccombs.utexas.edu
                     Associate Professor of Accounting             phone: (512) 471-4607
                     Deloitte Centennial Fellow in Accounting

                     Laura Starks                                   email: laura.starks@mccombs.utexas.edu
                     Chair, Department of Finance                   phone: (512) 471-5899
                     Charles E. & Sara M. Seay Regents Chair in Business Administration
                     Director, AIM Investment Center

				
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