Vice Dean of Programs, Associate Professor of Accounting
Dr. Larissa von Alberti-Alhtaybat holds an MSc degree (distinction) in Accounting & Finance and Ph.D. in Accounting from University of Southampton, UK, which was undertaken with scholarships from University of Southampton and the Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC), UK. Following her postgraduate education, she undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southampton, which was also funded by the ESRC. Her focal point was strategic management accounting and performance management at Higher Education institutions, which she has continued to pursue both in research and administrative terms.
Following her postdoctoral fellowship, she moved to the German-Jordanian University in Amman, Jordan, a collaborative start-up institution between the German and Jordanian governments. She was a founding faculty member in the School of Management & Logistics, the first head of accounting department from 2008 to 2012, and the first exchange officer at the School, in charge of the School’s network with German industry and universities, and in charge of the students’ exchange year in Germany, also from 2008 to 2012. In 2012, she moved to King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, where she was a member of the AACSB and AMBA accreditation team at Faculty of Economics and Administration.
Her research interests have on the one hand remained focused on Higher Education, accounting and performance but on the other hand expanded to include other areas of accounting, such as financial reporting, new technologies, sustainability, and integrated reporting. In this context, she has been one of the first accounting faculty publishing in the field of financial accounting, big data and social media. She has also engaged in research on regional organizations, such as leaders in the logistics sector, and their commitment to sustainability and integrated reporting. Her research has been published in leading journals, such as Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal and Journal of Business Research. Furthermore, her research and education practice has been governed by her commitment to practice-led and application-based education, which she has engaged in at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This interest has led to an international research collaboration focusing on the future of accounting education.
Larissa is currently teaching:
Accounting: Financial and Managerial Accounting Courses