Published on October 26, 2021 by Morgan Black  
Frownfelter Lohrke Cynthia

Cynthia Frownfelter-Lohrke, professor of accounting in Samford University’s Brock School of Business, has been named president of the Accounting Information Systems Educator Association (AISEA). She will serve as president for the 2021-22 term.

Created in 1999 as a national educational organization, the AISEA’s mission is to help enhance accounting information systems (AIS) professors’ teaching skills. The organization hosts an annual conference, which includes sessions on topics including AIS instructional methods, computer software, blockchain technologies, and data analytics. It also disseminates research through the AIS Educator Journal

Frownfelter-Lohrke has been active in AISEA for almost two decades. Along with presenting frequently at its conference, she has served on its board in various positions. She currently serves on the journal's editorial review board.

A member of Samford’s faculty since 2000, Frownfelter-Lohrke teaches courses in accounting concepts, accounting information systems, and data analytics. She also holds a certification as an information systems auditor (CISA) from ISACA®. Prior to her academic career, she earned her CPA and worked in public accounting as an auditor and consultant. 

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.