Linda joined the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in the fall of 2013. She is an Associate Professor of Accounting and the Director of the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program. Linda's research and teaching interests include both financial and governmental/nonprofit accounting. Before joining UNH, Linda was a visiting assistant professor at Georgia State University. Previous to that she was a Fiscal Director for a Component Unit of the State of Tennessee, and she taught accounting courses at the University of Tennessee (Chattanooga) and the University of South Florida. Since joining UNH, Linda's research has also been published in various peer-reviewed academic accounting journals including Accounting Horizons, Journal of Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, Advances in Accounting, and Journal of Accounting Education. Linda has been recognized for her teaching with the Paul College Excellence in Teaching Award [in 2020] and the Alan Freeman Award/Prize for outstanding teaching in the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) Program in Paul College [in 2016 & 2020].
Ph.D., Business Admin - Accounting, University of South Florida
M.Acc., Accounting, University of Tennessee
B.S., Accounting, University of Tennessee
ACC 721: Inter. Fin. Acct. I
ACFI 621: Intermed Financial Accting I
ACFI 750: Internships in Accounting
ACFI 825: Ethics & Non-Profit Accounting
ACFI 835: Governmental Accounting
Ragland, L., & Plante, C. (2021). The Association between Board Composition, Board Governance and Charity Care Provided by Nonprofit Hospitals. Journal of Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, 10(1-accepted in 2020), 50-85.
Plante, C., & Ragland, L. (2018). Do hospitals earn their nonprofit status? Evidence from New Hampshire in 2012. Journal of Public Budgeting Accounting & Financial Management, 30(1), 69-85. doi:10.1108/jpbafm-03-2018-007
Ragland, L. G. (2017). The Association between Compensated Absences Liabilities and Interest Cost on Public School Districts' General Obligation Bonds. ACCOUNTING HORIZONS, 31(1), 37-55. doi:10.2308/acch-51595
Ragland, L., & Reck, J. L. (2016). The effects of the method used to present a complex item on the face of a financial statement on nonprofessional investors' judgments. Advances in Accounting, 34, 77-89. doi:10.1016/j.adiac.2016.07.006
Rackliffe, U. R., & Ragland, L. (2016). Excel in the accounting curriculum: perceptions from accounting professors. Accounting Education, 25(2), 139-166. doi:10.1080/09639284.2015.1126791
Ragland, L., & Ramachandran, U. (2014). Towards an understanding of excel functional skills needed for a career in public accounting: Perceptions from public accountants and accounting students. Journal of Accounting Education, 32(2), 113-129. doi:10.1016/j.jaccedu.2014.03.002
Murthy, U. S., & Ragland, L. (2009). Towards an Understanding of Accounting Information Systems as a Discipline: A Comparative Analysis of Topical Coverage in AIS and MIS Courses. AIS Educator Journal, 4(1), 1-15. doi:10.3194/aise.2009.4.1.1