Dr. Annette K. Pridgen, CPA

Annette Pridgen-7Assistant Professor of Accounting
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Biography – Annette K. Pridgen, Ph.D, CPA

Dr. Annette K. Pridgen earned her Ph.D. in accounting from The University of Mississippi in 2008 and joined the faculty as an assistant professor the same year. In the fall of 2013, she joined the faculty of Jackson State University where she is currently serving.  She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting from Jackson State University.

In July 2015, she was honored for her contributions to research in the field of government finance by receiving the Association of Government Accountants’ Cornelius E. Tierney/Ernst & Young Research Award. In April 2014, she was award the Faculty Excellence Award for the College of Business Department of Accounting. In August 2009, she received the outstanding dissertation award from the Government and Nonprofit Section of the American Accounting Association. In April 2008, she received the Graduate Achievement Award for Ph.D. Degree in Accountancy and in April 2007 she received the Doctoral Teaching Award from the E. H. Patterson School of Accountancy at Ole Miss. Prior to her doctoral studies, she taught as an instructor for 3 years at JSU. In 2003 she was named Teacher of the Year for the JSU School of Business and in 2004 she was named Advisor of the Year for the JSU College of Business.

Dr. Pridgen is a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager. She has over 15 years of combined experience in auditing with the Mississippi State Auditor's Office, the Mississippi Department of Human Services, and the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Academy of Accounting Historians, the American Accounting Association, and the National Association of Black Accountants. She is also been actively involved in the Association of Government Accountants and the Ph.D. Project. In 2013 she selected as a member of the Government Accountability Office’s Green Book Advisory Council.  This council is tasked with providing guidance for the updating of the standards for internal control of the United States government. In 2014 she was named as chair of the Awards, Education, and Scholarship committee of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Dr. Pridgen’s primary research and teaching interests are in governmental accounting and auditing. She has published academic articles in the areas of nonprofit audit committees, governmental accounting, governmental accounting history, and governmental auditing.  She has presented her research at local, regional, and national conferences. Dr. Pridgen has taught both traditional and distance learning courses. She has served as the faculty advisor for the KPMG Future Diversity Leaders Program and the Deloitte Case Study Seminar.