Gia Johnson

Director of Innovation in Accounting Data and Analytics - Accounting & Business Law
Clinical Professor - Accounting and Business Law

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-1328
Fax:  (254) 710-1067
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98002
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation¬†110.06

Office Hours

MTW 9:30 - 11 a.m. and by appointment

Educational Background

  • PHD - Accounting, Texas A&M University College Station
  • BBA - Finance, Texas A&M University College Station

Work Experience

  • Director of Innovation in Accounting Data and Analytics, Baylor University (June 2019 - Present)
  • Clinical Professor, Baylor University (August 2017 - Present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Baylor University (August 2016 - July 2017)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 2011 - July 2016)
  • MAcc/MTax Graduate Program Director, Baylor University (August 2011 - May 2019)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Fellowship for Teaching Excellence in Accounting, Baylor University (August 2011 - Present)
  • Professor in Residence, KPMG (May 2011 - August 2011)
  • Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 2005 - May 2011)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University (August 2003 - May 2005)


  • Academic, American Airlines Airport Resources Leadership Program, Fort Worth, TX

Awards and Honors

  • KPMG Summer Faculty Fellow, Baylor University (2010)
  • ConocoPhillips Faculty Sponsorship, ConocoPhillips (2008)
  • Baylor Fellow, Baylor University
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Fellow of Teaching Excellence, Baylor University

Licensures and Certifications

  • Alteryx Designer Core Certification, Alteryx (June 2022 - June 2024)
  • IMA Data Analytics & Visualization Fundamentals Certificate, IMA (November 2021 - Present)
  • Data Analysis Fundamentals Certificate, AICPA (July 2019 - Present)
  • IFRS Certificate Program, American Institute of CPAs (April 26, 2013 - Present)
  • IFRS Certificate, Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (January 6, 2011 - Present)
  • Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Management Accountants (May 2007 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • American Accounting Association
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • International Association for Accounting Education and Research


Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Nelson Guitars, Inc.: A Case Illustrating the Risk-Reward Trade-Off from Operating Leverage," International Research Journal of Applied Finance, Vol. 5, (November 2014) (coauthors: John T. Rose).

"Clarifying the Risk-Return Implications of Operating Leverage as Presented in the Sales-NOI Relationship," Journal of Financial Education, (Spring 2013) (coauthors: John T. Rose).

"What Ethics Lie Beyond Oil?," Journal of Accounting Education, Vol. 30, No. 3, (September 2012), pp. 307-324 (coauthors: Marty Stuebs).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Transfer pricing concepts and practices," Today's CPA, Vol. 40, No. 1, (July 2012), pp. 34-40 (coauthors: Michael A. Robinson, Brett Wilkinson).

"Understanding the Complex World of Transfer Pricing," Today's CPA, Vol. 39, No. 2, (September 2011), pp. 34-40 (coauthors: Brett Wilkinson).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Backpack to Briefcase: The Transition from Student to Accounting Professional," Advances in Accounting Education, Vol. 12, No. 2011, (September 2011), pp. 33-52 (coauthors: Charles E. Davis, R. K. Hurtt).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"No fear: IFRS are coming, but you can handle the transition if you start now," Today's CPA, Vol. 36, No. 3, (November 2008), pp. 16-19.

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Faculty Perspectives on International Accounting Topics," Advances in International Accounting, Vol. 21, (August 2008), pp. 20p (coauthors: Paul Ashcroft, L. Murphy Smith).

Presentations and Proceedings

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