Dr. Roland joined the Belk College of Business in 2012 after completing her Ph.D. in accounting at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting at California State University, Long Beach and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of New Mexico. Dr. Roland's research focuses on financial intermediaries and equity compensation. She currently teaches undergraduate accounting. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., Dr. Roland worked in public accounting with an emphasis on non-profit organizations.