Christina Paparcuri

PhD Student
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus


Christina Ruiz is a fifth year accounting doctoral student at Arizona State University. Her research primarily focuses on how firm decisions affect stakeholder perception. She is particularly interested in how external stakeholders (e.g. the IRS, debtholders, or politicians) perceive firm transactions and how firms manage how they are perceived. Christina's dissertation explores how firms accused of fraud change their political activity and reduce voluntary disclosure of political spending. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Christina spent nearly four years with KPMG in Tampa, Florida and Jacksonville, Florida in the federal tax department. While at KPMG, Christina also taught various Tax Business School classes to interns, first-year associates, and second-year associates. Christina is a licensed CPA in the state of Florida, a member of the Accounting Doctoral Students Association, and a recipient of the AICPA Minority Doctoral Fellowship.


Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ACC 430Taxes and Business Decisions