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2015-2016 Professionalism and Ethics Committee

Ethics Link Library

Charge

  • To encourage and support accounting ethics education and scholarship in universities, and more broadly, a sense of professionalism and ethical conduct in the practice and teaching of accounting. Specifically:
    • Encourage the development of suitable forums for bringing to the attention to academics and students the centrality of professional and ethical conduct in an accounting career, including the desirability and practicability of incorporating appropriate teaching materials in an accounting curriculum.
    • Plan the Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting in conjunction with the AAA Annual Meeting.

Membership

  • The committee consists of nine members, including the Chair, serving staggered two or three-year terms.
  • Three committee members constitute the leadership group -- a Chair, Past Chair, and Chair-elect.
    • One new appointee each year is named Chair-elect by the AAA President and this person serves one year each as Chair-elect, Chair, and Past Chair of the committee (a three-year term in all).
  • Four of the committee members are the co-chairs of the next two Symposia on Ethics Research in Accounting:
    • Each year the Committee Chair selects one co-chair and the Chair of the Public Interest Section selects one co-chair for the succeeding Symposia.
  • The AAA President appoints one additional new committee member annually to a two- or three-year term.

Meetings

  • The committee meets as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Fulfill the committee charter as above.
  • If the Chair has any questions about the charge or responsibilities of this committee, s/he should contact the Executive Director, the President, or the committee’s Board of Directors Liaison.
  • The Chair will have the opportunity three times every term-year to prepare and send a progress report which will be available for the Board of Directors to review at their next meeting. This report should include accomplishments and suggested modifications and should be sent to the AAA President, the committee’s Board of Directors Liaison, and Governance Manager, Barbara Gutierrez (barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org).

Members

Name / Affiliation

Contact

Term Length

Term Expires

Chair
Hubert Glover 
Drexel University

hdg26@drexel.edu

 
3

 
08/2017

Past Chair
Don Finn 
University of North Texas

 
Don.Finn@unt.edu

 
3

 
08/2016

Cindy Sobieski 
Deloitte LLP

csobieski@deloitte.com

3

08/2017

Paul Polinski
University of Washington-Bothell

polinski@uw.edu

3

08/2018

Co-Chair, August 2016 Ethics Symposium
Diane Roberts 
University of San Francisco 
*Chosen by Chair of P&E Committee

 

robertsd@usfa.edu


2


08/2016

Co-Chair, August 2016 Ethics Symposium
Charles Stanley 
Baylor University
*Chosen by the Chair of the Public Interest Section

 

charles_stanley@baylor.edu

 

2

 

08/2016

Co-Chair Elect, August 2017 Ethics Symposium 
Annie McGowan
Texas A&M University
*Chosen by Chair of P&E Committee

 

AMcGowan@mays.tamu.edu


2


08/2017

Co-Chair Elect, August 2017 Ethics Symposium
Brian P. Shapiro
University of St Thomas - Minneapolis 
*Chosen by the Chair of the Public Interest Section 

bpshapiro@stthomas.edu


2


08/2017

Board of Directors Liaison
Gary Biddle
University of Hong Kong

 
biddle@hku.hk

 

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