Dr. Hughes’ research has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing & Taxation, Research in Accounting Regulation, Advances in Environmental Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, Accounting Education: An International Journal, Strategic Finance, Management Accounting Quarterly, and other publications. She has presented numerous research papers at meetings of the American Accounting Association, the European Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and other national and international accounting conferences. Prior to joining the UVM faculty in 2006, she spent 17 years teaching at Butler University in Indianapolis where she was twice elected the faculty commencement speaker by the senior class and the recipient of other teaching awards. She taught for one semester in Auckland, New Zealand, and “interned” during a sabbatical semester in Indianapolis and Mexico City. Before her academic career, she worked in public accounting and banking.
She has advised six Honors College theses, one of which was subsequently published in Research in Accounting Regulation. She is a member of the American Accounting Association and the AICPA. She is a board member at the Vermont Board of Bar Advisors and the Vermont CPA Society.