Executive Advisory Group
President, Robert Colson, Baruch College CUNY (Chair)
President-Elect, Jennifer Reynolds-Moehrle, University of Missouri-St Louis
Vice President – Communications, Stephan Fafatas, Washington and Lee University
Vice President – Partnerships, Gary Spraakman, York University
Secretary, Stephanie Moussalli, University of Mississippi
Treasurer, Yvette Lazdowski, Plymouth State University
Dale Flesher, The University of Mississippi
Advisory Tiffany Welch, Case Western Reserve University
Strategic Review Committee
Charge: Advise the President on matters related to strategic review and renewal of the Academy and development of an action plan to implement these recommendations as appropriate. The President and President-Elect will chair this committee.
Charge: Identify and nominate candidates for subsequent officers and trustees. Present the slate of nominees at the Academy's business meeting in November.
Chair Robert Colson, Baruch College CUNY
External Relations and Communications Committee
Charge: Arrange for and staff the Academy's booth at the AAA Annual Meeting. Arrange for the distribution of brochures about the Academy at the AAA Annual Meeting. Edit and publish the Notebook. Arrange for and conduct a silent book auction at the Academy's annual research conference.
Research Conference Committee
Charge: Determine the theme and location of the annual research conference. In consultation with the Officers and Trustees, agree on suitable hotel and related matters. Prepare and distribute an announcement. Publish a call for papers, read and evaluate papers, and arrange paper and plenary sessions. Collect all materials necessary for conference and oversee operations.
Regional Programs Committee
Charge: Serve as liaison with the AAA regional coordinators. Encourage members and others to submit research papers or panels for possible that presentation at AAA regional meetings. Assist in publicizing technical sessions, papers, or panels at AAA regional meetings that relate to accounting history.
Doctoral Education Committee
Charge: Recommend and foster initiatives that enhance the role and visibility of accounting history in accounting doctoral education and that foster Academy membership among accounting doctoral students.
Charge: Create an internal structure that permits the Academy’s geographically dispersed membership to have an active role in Academy operations. International Initiatives is closely linked with Research Conference Committee, Membership Recruitment Committee and Doctoral Education Committee.
The administrator of the Academy will solicit nominations for all annual awards. The review and selection of awards will be completed by the Executive Committee with consultation of others as needed with the exception of the Alfred R. Roberts Memorial Research Award which will have its own unique selection committee. All awards recipients are to be announced to the membership via email, published in the Notebook and announced at a business meeting. For those awards for which a plaque is included, an in-person presentation at a conference will be made when possible. Some, but not all awards, include a small monetary award.
Alfred R. Roberts Memorial Research Award Committee
Charge: To solicit, review and determine recipient(s) of grants to support research which seeks to support the 35 goals identified by Professor Emeritus Richard Vangermeersch as to accounting history research, as identified in the April 2012 issue of the Accounting Historians Notebook and which works to increase the scope of the history of accounting. Special Alfred R. Roberts Memorial Award Committee.
Barbara D. Merino Award for Excellence in Accounting History Publication Committee
Charge: To solicit, review and determine recipient who has authored the best book on an accounting historical topic published in a given year. Award: Plaque & $1000
Best Paper Award Committee
At the beginning of each year, the editor of the AHJ chooses 1st, 2nd and 3rd place recipients of the Best Paper Award from the previous year's journals. The 1st place recipient(s) receives a plaque and a check for $300, the 2nd place recipient(s) receives a check for $100 and the 3rd place recipient(s) receives a check for $100.
Educational Innovation Committee
Charge: Advertise, select, and present the Academy’s Innovative Teaching Award including publication of the award criteria in the Notebook and on the Academy’s ListServ and including securing a plaque for presentation at the Academy’s annual meeting. Award: Plaque
Hourglass Award Committee
Charge: Solicit and review resumes of candidates for the Hourglass Award. Select an award recipient who has made a major contribution to the history study of accounting history during the past year or who has made significant contributions to the study of accounting history over a sustained period of time. Present the award at the Academy's annual research conference. Award: Plaque
Life Membership Committee
Charge: Evaluate nominations of candidates for life membership in the Academy. Make a recommendation concerning new life memberships to the Board of Trustees. Arrange for recognition of any new life members at the annual research conference, on the Academy's website, and in the Notebook.
Chair Robert Colson, Baruch College CUNY
Richard G. Vangermeersch Manuscript Award Committee
Charge: Prepare and publish announcements of the award. Select the outstanding manuscript under established guidelines. Present the award at the annual AAH research conference. Arrange for the manuscript to be considered for publication in AHJ. Award: Plaque & $500
Schoenfeld Award Committee
Charge: Award funds to support doctoral dissertation research or works proceeding by recent PhD graduate during their pre-tenure period. Award: Plaque & $3,000
Thomas J. Burns Biographical Research Award Committee
Charge: Solicit and review resumes of candidates for the Thomas J. Burns Biographical Research Award. Select an award recipient who has made a major contribution to biographical research in the discipline of accounting, subject to established guidelines. Recipients of the award need not be members of the Academy. Present the award at the Academy's annual research conference. Award: Plaque & $500