Cynthia W. Turner

Cynthia W. Turner joined the Department of Accounting and MIS in the autumn of 2013 as a senior lecturer of accounting. Cynthia comes to Fisher having served on the faculty of the Department of Accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for more than 17 years. Most recently, she served as lecturer and associate director of the department’s undergraduate accountancy program. Cynthia has a MA and PhD in accounting from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and a BS in accounting from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC.

Cynthia taught courses in managerial accounting and auditing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a researcher, Cynthia’s scholarly work has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research and the International Journal of Accounting. Prior to beginning her academic career, she was a practicing accountant at EY. Cynthia is a certified public accountant and member of the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Areas of Expertise

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Diversity Issues in Accounting


  • PhD, The Ohio State University
  • MA, The Ohio State University
  • BS, North Carolina A&T State University


  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Residence Halls Advisory Council, The Ohio State University, 2014
  • Included (every semester) on List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, 2006-2009, 2012
  • Outstanding Teaching Award for Small Classes, College of Business Council, 2002
AMIS 3600 - Introduction to Accounting Information Systems

The design of accounting information systems; focus is on business processes and internal control.


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    Department of Accounting & MIS
    Fisher College of Business
    The Ohio State University
    430 Fisher Hall
    2100 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210

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