Plenary Sessions, Luncheons, Receptions, and Awards
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Plenary sessions of the American Accounting Association's Annual Meeting will be held from 8:30 to 9:45 am on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 7–9, 2006. On Monday the plenary will feature the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award; Tuesday's plenary features presentation of the Wildman Medal Award; and the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award will be presented during the Wednesday plenary. The Competitive Manuscript Award will be presented at the Tuesday luncheon and the Innovation in Accounting Education Award will be presented at the luncheon on Wednesday.
In addition to the presentation of those prestigious awards,
this year's plenary sessions and luncheons showcase an impressive group of speakers from the academic, government, and professional worlds.
Receptions, luncheons, and breaks offer opportunities for
networking with colleagues and getting caught up with friends. During the evening of Sunday, August 6, the Exhibit Hall will be the place to gather for the informal Early
Bird Reception and a chance to check out the exhibits. Monday night, August 7, is the Welcome Reception that includes food and beverages, and an opportunity to enjoy
the gathering of our larger community. On Tuesday night, August 8, we will celebrate with a Themed Reception, featuring traditional food and beverages, as well as ambience, that befit the meeting location.
Monday, August 7
R. Eugene Rice, the Monday plenary speaker, serves as Senior Scholar at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and is on the faculty of Antioch University's new Ph.D. program in Leadership and Change. A member of the Accounting Education Change Commission (AECC) in the mid-1990s, for the last ten years Gene has been Director of the Forum on Faculty Roles and Rewards and the New Pathways projects at the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE). Before making the move to AAHE, he was Vice President and Dean of the Faculty at Antioch College, where he was Professor of Sociology and Religion. He also served as a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he worked on the national study of the scholarly priorities of the American professoriate and collaborated
with the late Ernest Boyer on the landmark Carnegie report Scholarship Reconsidered. Rice has written about and consulted on a wide array of topics and received many
awards, including the Danforth fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. His most recent publications include "Making a Place for the New American
Scholar," forthcoming in a new book edited with Kerry Ann O'Meara titled Faculty Priorities Reconsidered: Encouraging Multiple Forms of Scholarship. In Change magazine's survey of America's higher education leaders, Gene Rice was recognized as one of a small group of "idea leaders" whose work has made a difference nationally. Rice is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Tuesday, August 8
Anthony Hopwood, Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School, Oxford University is the Presidential Scholar and Tuesday plenary speaker. After studying for a B.Sc. in Economics at the London School of Economics, Anthony Hopwood was a Fulbright Scholar at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago where he took an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. He has since taught at Manchester Business School, London Business School and at LSE, where he was Ernst & Young Professor of International Accounting and Financial Management from 1985 to 1995. He then came to Oxford as Professor in Management Studies, was elected the American Standard Companies Professor of Operations Management two years later, and in 1999 appointed Dean of the Saïd Business School. Professor Hopwood has written widely on accounting from a broad organizational and managerial perspective and is particularly interested in changing patterns of organizational information and control. From 1995 to 2003 he was President of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Brussels. In 1998 he was voted Distinguished Academic of the Year by the British Accounting Association. In 2001 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Accounting Association, and in 2005 was the recipient of the Leadership Award of the European Accounting Association.
The Tuesday luncheon speaker is Floyd Norris, Chief Financial Correspondent of the New York Times. He has written a weekly column for the financial section since September 1999, and has written extensively about accounting issues. In 1998, he was cited by the Financial Writers Association of New York for outstanding lifetime achievement. Mr. Norris attended the University of California, Irvine. He was a Walter Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University for two terms and received an M.B.A. in 1982.
Wednesday, August 9
Wednesday's plenary session will feature a panel, "Is Accounting an Academic Discipline?" led by John Fellingham, The Ohio State University and Joel Demski, University of Florida. Speakers will address two interrelated questions: What forces are stifling the academic integrity of accounting? How might accounting re-establish itself as a dynamic force within the University?
The incoming AAA President for 2006–2007, Shyam Sunder, will share perspectives on the future of the Association when he speaks at the Wednesday luncheon. Educated as an engineer in India, he received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. A member of AAA since 1972, he has served on many AAA committees and as
International Distinguished Visiting Lecturer and Presidential Scholar. He is a two-time recipient of the AAA-AICPA Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award and the AAA Competitive Manuscript Award.