Dr. Annette Pridgen,
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. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting from Jackson State University. In August 2009, she was awarded 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, and the American Accounting Association. She has also been actively involved in the Association of Government Accountants and the Ph.D. Project.
Dr. Pridgen’s primary research and teaching interests are in governmental accounting and auditing. She has taught both traditional and distance learning courses. She is currently serving as the faculty advisor for the KPMG Future Diversity Leaders Program. She is married to Joseph Pridgen and they have four children and one grandson.