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About Carolyn A Galantine CPA., PhD

My research fields are: market convergence to equilibrium; deterministic chaos and chaotic modeling; returns to scale; efficient firm size; taxpayer and tax examiner motivation; principal agent (agency) theory; teaching and assessment.

I have published in several refereed publications and proceedings. My paper on compensation received the James Comer Award for Best Contribution. Another of my papers finds that the course of a market’s convergence to equilibrium is consistent with a deterministic chaotic model. A third paper studies returns to scale and efficient firm size in the public accounting industry. Currently I am conducting research in compensation, taxpayer and tax examiner motivation, teaching and assessment.
I am an Associate Professor of Accounting at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. I teach Financial Accounting, Federal Taxation and Ethics for Accountants. I received both my Bachelors in Accounting and my Masters in Taxation from the University of California in Fullerton. My PhD in Accounting was granted by the University of Southern California.


Present Associate Professor of Accounting, Pepperdine University
Present Associate Professor of Accounting | Pepperdine University, Business Administration Division, Pepperdine University


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Honors and Awards

  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants Doctoral Grant
  • University of Southern California Doctoral Fellowship
  • Doctoral Teaching Award
  • Alexander Grant & Co. Award for Academic Excellence
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • •The James Comer Award for Best Contribution to Selling and Sales Management Theory/Methodology from Volume 24 of Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management