Porschia Nkansa is an assistant professor of accounting at California State University, Los Angeles. She has a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Memphis and a B.S. in Accountancy from DePaul University. Her research interests are accounting education, behavioral research (auditing, entrepreneurship and ethics) and minority experiences in accounting. Dr. Nkansa is a 2014 Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Michael J. Barrett doctoral dissertation grant awardee and 2020-2021 Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Lybrand Award recipient. She has presented her research at 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 American Accounting Association conferences and the 2017 London International Conference on Education. Dr. Nkansa has written an online article for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International’s Best Business Schools blog, appears in a featured online interview in Black Enterprise and is quoted in a Journal of Accountancy article. Her research is published in Accounting Education, Business Forum, Current Issues in Auditing and Strategic Finance.
Dr. Nkansa has taught auditing, ethics, financial accounting, and governmental and not-for-profit courses to undergraduate and graduate students. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) with professional experience working for a Big Four public accounting firm, government agency, nonprofit organization and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Dr. Nkansa is a filmgoer and foodie who enjoys Pure Barre workouts and reading mystery novels.
Nkansa, P. 2017. “4 Myths Dispelled: My Experience as a Minority PhD Accounting Student.” AACSB International Best Business Schools Blog
Rhinehart, C. and P. Nkansa. 2017. “This Millennial CPA Gave up Her Corporate Benefits to Pursue her Dream of Earning a Ph.D.” Black Enterprise
Meyer, C. 2021. “Lessen Your Stress Heading into 2021.” Journal of Accountancy