Decolonizing Accounting Education: Sharing Best Practice for Change

Mar 10, 2023
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The EAA Education Committee is pleased to host a panel discussion to follow up on the “Decolonizing the accounting curriculum” event held last year.

The recording is available here.

This panel discussion will take a critical look at accounting and business education, extending previous discussions on decolonizing curricula and offering practical ways to get started, understand Indigenous perspectives and move the dial forward.

Join award-winning educator Katrina Johnson as she facilitates this panel with our expert panellists Diane-Laure Arjaliès, Anton Lewis and Peni Fukofuka, all sharing their work and best practice spanning different parts of the world.

Together we will unpack what it takes to decolonize more than just our marketing departments. Understand and reflect on relationships, learn how to reassess curricula design, discover how to provide students with multiple and diverse perspectives, and gain the confidence it takes to work collaboratively in this space.



Charles H. Cho is Professor of Sustainability Accounting and the Erivan K. Haub Chair in Business & Sustainability at the Schulich School of Business, York University (Canada). He is a member of the EAA Virtual Activities Committee’s Diversity Group and the Committee for Equity and Community at the Schulich School of Business.


Katrina Johnson, a proud Gooreng Gooreng first Australian, is the co-director of Monash University’s Master of Indigenous Business Leadership. She works alongside communities, corporates and governments in education and business domains to drive economic parity, cultural affirmation, and self-determination. Using a rights-based approach, she believes moving from “intervention to investment” will transform prosperity for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Panel Members

Diane-Laure Arjaliès is a faculty member at the Ivey Business School, Western University (Canada). She has been working on two-eyed seeing, community-based participatory projects with Indigenous communities in Southwestern Ontario and tried to include those views in both her research and teaching.

Anton Lewis is an Associate Professor of Accounting, at Valparaiso University, Indiana (USA), where he primarily teaches undergraduate Financial Accountancy and Managerial Accountancy, as well undergraduate Audit and Accounting Information Systems classes. By way of research, there is a focus on Critical Race Theorist, investigating the lived experience of Black accountants in the profession in the United States and United Kingdom.

Peni Fukofuka was born and raised in the Kingdom of Tonga in the village of Sopu. He attended Hilliard Memorial Primary School (Mangaia) and Tonga High School – from where his interest in academia was born and developed. He researches the intersection of accounting and indigenous space. He volunteers in the indigenous space especially in relation to sports, church and education.

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