Innovation in Accounting History Education Award

The intent of this award is to encourage innovations in accounting history education. The award (a plaque) will be presented to an individual(s) who has developed and implemented an innovative technique/method for incorporating accounting history topics into undergraduate or graduate accounting courses. To be eligible, the innovation must have been used in a course that the applicant has taught or is currently teaching.

Examples of innovative techniques/methods include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing a case, video, audio or course syllabus, etc., that can be used to integrate accounting history topics into accounting courses; or

  • Presenting a seminar or condensed course on an accounting history topic.

Electronic submissions only should include the following items (as applicable):

  • A description of the innovative technique/method;

  • Submission of the case, video, audio or other innovation, as appropriate, and teaching notes;

  • Identification and description of the course or seminar in which the innovation was used; and

  • An explanation of how the innovation has enriched the accounting course being taught.

Award: Plaque
Send nominations to: Academy Executive Committee at

Congratulations to the 2016 Recipient! Edgard Cornacchione, University of Sao Paulo

Edgard Cornacchione, Ph.D., is Full Professor at the University of Sao Paulo (USP, Brazil), where he served as the Chairman of the Department of Accounting and Actuarial Sciences (2010-2014). Dr. Cornacchione is a Brazilian chartered accountant and holds a Ph.D. in Accountancy from USP and a Ph.D. in Education from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). He has published many studies and books with a record of successful grant application and funded projects (e.g., FIPSE/CAPES). He acts as editorial board member and reviewer for journals and conferences in the United States, Europe and Brazil. His research interests gravitate around repositioning Accounting in relation to long term sociotechnical disruptions with large impact on business and professional capacities, in both academic and corporate environments, including effects of advanced technologies.

Past recipients of the Award:

 2015  James McKinney, University of Maryland
 2014  Stephan A. Fafatas, Washington and Lee University
 2013 Donald Ariail, Southern Polytechnic State University; Joseph Durden, Nova Southeastern University; Marilyn Leathart, Texas A&M University - Central Texas; Lynette Capman Vasill, Texas A&M University - San Antonio
 2012 No Award Presented
 2011 Bob van den Brand, Eddy Cardinaels, Gert Jan Luijten, Ivo van Amelsfoort and Edith Leung, Tilburg University
 2010 Thomas Tyson, St. John Fisher College
 2009 Jayne Bisman, Charles Sturt University and Ellen Uppman, Univerity of Portland
 2008 Robert Bloom, John Carroll University
 2006 No Award Presented
 2004 David Oldroyd, University of Newcastle
 2003 William Samson, University of Alabama
 2001 David S. Deines and David R. Vruwink, Kansas State University

Letter from the President

This is an exciting time for the Academy as we leverage our successful past to expand our reach as a 21st century global organization.

We have substantially completed the transition from a standalone entity during early 2018 and we are now operating as a section within the American Accounting Association (AAA). A transition team has worked diligently since late 2015 to transfer the operations and dedicated resources of the Academy of Accounting Historians to a section within the AAA structure and we were welcomed at the AAA Centennial meeting in August 2016 as the newest section of the AAA.

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Accounting Historians Journal

First volume was published in 1974. We publish twice a year. Older volumes are available online at AAA Digital Library

Overview of acceptable submissions:

  • History of profession
  • Biography
  • History of accounting change
  • Entity case studies: industries, companies, governmental or NFP entities
  • Development of accounting theory
  • Critical examinations of new or old research
  • Does not have to be old to be a part of our history

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Accounting Historians Notebook

Submissions and any other Notebook editorial matters may be sent to Tiffany Welch, Academy Administrator, at:

The 2018 April Accounting Historian's Notebook is now available online! View it now!