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Dr. Amal Said is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Said received her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a minor in Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Said was born in Cairo, Egypt where she received the Bachelor of Accounting with honor and Master of Accounting from Cairo University. Dr. Said received the Master of Science in Accounting from Old Dominion University. Dr. Said has been a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) since 2003 and served as faculty advisor for BGS for years even before joining NKU.

Before joining NKU, Dr. Said taught accounting at University of Toledo for 16 years and served on the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University and Cairo University. Her teaching interests are in managerial accounting, cost accounting, equity valuation and international accounting. She has been teaching managerial accounting at the undergraduate and MBA levels. In addition, Dr. Said has taught advanced managerial/cost accounting, international accounting, and business valuation at the graduate level in the Master of Science in Accounting program.

Dr. Said is passionate about research and enjoys advising honor students in their research. Her research interests are in executive compensation, earnings management, Balanced Scorecard, lean accounting, capital markets, performance evaluations and measures of performance, corporate governance, sustainability, and international accounting. Dr. Said presented her research papers in regional, national and international conferences. Her research has been recognized regionally and nationally. She received the best paper awards from the GNP section of the American Accounting Association, Ohio regional meeting of the American Accounting Association and the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (SEINFORMS). Her research is published in journals such as Advances in Management Accounting, Review of Accounting and Finance, American Journal of Business, Journal of Management Accounting Research, American Journal of Business Research, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting and Finance Research, International Journal of Management Accounting Research and Journal of Emerging Markets.

Dr. Said is a member of the American Accounting Association, Institute of Management Accountants and Beta Gamma Sigma. She has been involved with the American Accounting Association and volunteered in various leadership roles including serving as the President of the Ohio Region of the American Accounting Association. Dr. Said served on the Board for not-for-profits.

Dr. Said resides in Union, KY with her husband Hassan and her 17 years old son Yusuf (senior at Ryle HS). She has 2 adult children: Ahmed, an ER resident in Michigan, and Raghad, pursuing her PsyD program in NJ. In her spare time, Dr. Said enjoys traveling, cooking, watching Netflix, and being a soccer mom.

Amal Said
Amal Said