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Expertise
Individual and small business taxation
Federal Estate and Gift tax
Small Business Management
Financial Statement Analysis
Cash Flows
Employment Law

Research
Taxation
Small Business
Business and Employment Law
Financial Statement Analysis
Volunteer Liability Issues

Education
J.D. - 1991, The University of Cincinnati
M.Acc.- 2002, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
B.S. - 1987, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Sample Publications

2011: "Proceed with Caution: Your Online Activities Could Hinder Your Career Advancement," The New Accountant, Sompayrac, Joanie and Turpin, Richard, August/September 2011. [CP]

2011: "Effectively Facilitating the Trasition Process for Transgender Employees in the Workplace," Employee Rights and Responsibilities Journal, Taylor, Susannah, Sompayrac, Joanie, Burke, Lisa and Wheatley, Kathleen, Volume 23, Issue 2, June 2011, pgs. 101-116. [CP]

2011: "Hiring the Disabled: Hidden Assets," The CPA Journal, Sompayrac, Joanie, Fulmer, John, and Turpin, Richard, Volume 81, Issue 4, April 2011, pgs. 58-61. [CP]

2008: “Thinking Merger? A Proper Courtship Can Avert A Nasty Divorce,” The CPA Journal, Vol. 78, Issue 1, p. 63 , January 2008, Sompayrac, Joanie and Costello, D. Michael. [CP]

2008: “Minimizing the Effect of the Federal Estate Tax on Family Farms: A Continuing Issue,” Today’s CPA, Vol. 35, Issue 5, 38-43, March 2008 , Sompayrac, Joanie, Christiansen, Linda, and Veltenaar, Arie. [CP]

2007: ”Did you Hear the One About the Dumb Blonde Who Hired an Attorney? Can Telling Dumb Blonde Jokes Constitute Sexual Harassment?" Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 32, Issue 4, Spring 2007, Sompayrac, Joanie and Helms, Marilyn M. [CP]

2005: “Hair Color Stereotyping and CEO Selection: Can You Name Any Blonde CEO’s?” Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 24, Issue 1, 2005, Takeda, Margaret, Helms, Marilyn M, Klintworth, and Sompayrac, Joanie. [DB]

2006: Sompayrac, Joanie and Helms, Marilyn M., ”Did you Hear the One About the Dumb Blonde Who Hired an Attorney? Can Telling Dumb Blonde Jokes Constitute Sexual Harassment?" Employee Relations Law Journal, Accepted, Publication Forthcoming.

2005: Takeda, Margaret, Helms, Marilyn M, Klintworth, and Sompayrac, Joanie, “Hair Color Stereotyping and CEO Selection: Can You Name Any Blonde CEO’s?” Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 24, Issue 1, 2005.

2004: Sompayrac, Joanie and Martin, Kevin, “Protecting Life Insurance from Estate Taxes,” Tennessee CPA Journal , Forthcoming July 2004

2003: Sompayrac, Joanie, "CPAs Serving the Community: How to Protect Yourself," Journal of Accountancy, January, 2003.

2002: McCoskey, Melanie, Joanie Sompayrac, and Paul Streer, "Kiddie Tax Raises Costs, Complexity, and the Need for Planning, " Practical Tax Strategies, Vol. 68, Number 5, May, 2002.

2002: Sompayrac, Joanie, "CPAs Serving the Community: How to Protect Yourself," Journal of Accountancy, forthcoming.

2002: Allen, Richard S., Joanie Sompayrac and Charles S. White, "How Closely Are Temporary Workers Screened," SAM Advanced Management Journal, Vol. 67, Number 2, Spring, 2002.

2001: Sompayrac, Joanie and Charles S. White, "Can Your Firm Be Held Liable for the Actions of Temporary Employees?" Tennessee CPA Journal, October, 2001. (Reprinted in the Silver State CPA, January/February, 2002 Issue; also reprinted in the New Hampshire Society of CPAs E-News, May, 2002.)

2001: White, Charles S. and Joanie Sompayrac, "A Study of the Legitimate Screen Practices of the Temporary Help Industry," Employment and Labor Law Quarterly (a publication of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business), forthcoming 2002.

Professional Activities and Memberships
Certified Public Accounting (Tennessee - 1993)
Licensed Attorney (Ohio - 1991);
Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
Academy of Legal Studies in Business
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Academy of Legal Studies in Business
National Society of Tax Professionals

Honors and Awards
UTC Student Government Association "Outstanding Professor" (2011)                                                                

UTC "Outstanding Advisor" (2011)                                                                                                                        

Beta Alpha Psi "Outstanding Accounting Professor" (2010)                                                                           

Featured in the July, 2004 issue of the Journal of Accountancy in the article, “Off the Beaten Path,” by Elizabeth Danziger. This article features CPAs who have used their skills to engage in endeavors outside of public accounting practice. My section was entitled, “From Practitioner to Professor.” (J of A, July 2004, pg. 56)

Mortar Board “Distinguished Professor Award” for Outstanding Service to Students (2004)

Selected by The Chattanooga Times Free Press magazine as one of 40 outstanding Chattanooga citizens who are under 40 years old and are making a difference in Chattanooga (2002)

Selected by Chattanooga's CityScope magazine as one of 40 outstanding Chattanooga citizens who are under 40 years old and are making a difference in Chattanooga (1999)

Moderated an Ethics Panel for the Ninth Annual Ethics Seminar sponsored by the East Brainerd/Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce (1999)

Graduated from the 1997-1998 class of Leadership Chattanooga. I was elected by my classmates to give graduation speech on behalf of the class (1998)

Received the UT-Chattanooga Outstanding Sorority Alumna Award (1995)

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