The following awards were presented to the recipients at the various Section meetings at the AAA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, which was held August 8-12, 2015. Congratulations to all of the winners!
Accounting Information Systems Section
AIS Best Reviewer Award - Journal of Information Systems
David Tawei Wang
AIS Outstanding Service Award - Editor
AIS Distinguished Service Award - Council Representative
AIS Outstanding Dissertation Award
Rina Limor Hirsch
"Do Social Biases Impede Auditor Reliance on Specialists? Toward a Theory of Social Similarity"
AIS Notable Contributions to the Literature Award
Prof. Andrea S. Kelton and Prof. Ya-wen Yang
"The Impact if Corporate Governance on Internet Financial Reporting"
AIS Outstanding Service Award - JISC2015 Coordinator
Prof. Diane Janvrin and Prof. David Wood
AIS Outstanding Service Award - 2015 Midyear Meeting Coordinator
Prof. Georgia Smedley
Accounting Program Leadership Group Section
APLG Leadership, Initiative and Service Award
Frank A. Buckless
American Taxation Association Section
ATA/PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Tax Dissertation Award
"The Information Content of Tax Expense: A Discount Rate Explanation"
ATA/Deloitte Teaching Innovation Award
Susan Anderson and Lynn Stallworth
"Sweetness and Spice"
ATA Outstanding Service - President
Nancy B. Nichols
ATA Outstanding Service Award
ATA Marty Escoffier Hospitality Award
2015 ATA Midyear Meeting Chair
ATA Outstanding Manuscript Award
Ken Klassen and Stacie LaPlante
"Are US Multinational Corporations Becoming More Aggressive Income Shifters?"
ATA Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award
Journal of the American Taxation Association Best Discussant Award
C. Bryan Cloyd
Journal of the American Taxation Association (2014-Volume 36) Outstanding Paper Award
Sanjay Gupta, Lillian F. Mills, Erin M. Towry
"The Effect of Mandatory Financial Statement Disclosures of Tax Uncertainty on Tax Reporting and Collections: The Case of FIN 48 and Multistate Tax Avoidance"
Journal of Legal Tax Research (2014 - Volume 12)) Outstanding Paper Award
"Taxing Nonrecourse Litigation Funding"
AUD Leadership, Initiative, and Service Award
Mark H. Taylor
AUD Annual Meeting Section Luncheon Keynote Speaker
AUD Outstanding Service - Treasurer
Christine E. Earley
AUD Outstanding Service - Co-Directors 2015 Annual Meeting Program Committee
Jayanthi Krishnan, Kathy Hurtt, and Scott Showalter
AUD Outstanding Service - 2015 Annual Meeting Analytical Program Specialist
DIV Leadership, Initiative, and Service Award
Andrea Alston Roberts
DIV Excellence in Service Award
Maria Caban-Garcia and Nicole McCoy
DIV Sponsorship Award
Financial Accounting and Reporting Section
FARS Distinguished Service Award
Catherine M. Schrand
FARS Best Dissertation Award 2015
"The Ideological Homogenization of the FASB"
"The more we know about fundamentals, the less we agree on price? Evidence from earnings announcements"
FARS Best Dissertation Supervision Award
Rebecca Hann (for supervising Lindsey Gallo’s dissertation)
Shivaram Rajgopal (for supervising Jivas Chakravarthy’s dissertation)
FARS Best Paper Award
Catherine Schrand and Sarah Zechman
"Executive Overconfidence and the Slippery Slope to Financial Misreporting"
FARS Midyear Meeting Best Paper
John Graham, Michelle Hanlon, Terry Shevlin, Nemit Shroff
"Tax Rates and Corporate Decision Making"
FARS Outstanding Service Award - 2015 National Meeting Co-Coordinators
Jacob R. Thornock and John Campbell
FARS Outstanding Service Award - FARS Steering Board
Mark Bradshaw, George Batta, Jennifer Tucker, Michael Kimbrough
FARS Outstanding Service Award - Secretary/Treasurer
FARS Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
Robert E. Verrecchia
Forensic Accounting Section
FAS Innovation Teaching Award
"The Madoff Debacle: What are the Lessons?"
FAS Competitive Manuscript Award
Brigitte W. Muehlmann, Priscilla Burnaby, and Martha Howe
"The Use of Forensic Accounting Experts in Tax Cases as Identified in Court Opinions"
Gender Issues/Worklife Balance Section
GIWB 2015 KPMG Mentoring Award
Dr. Michael Kenneth Shaub
GIWB 2015 KPMG Outstanding Dissertation Award
Dr. Lorna Thomas
"Happiness in general and at work: A phenomenological study with US southern professional African American women"
GIWB 2015 KPMG Best Paper Award
Steve Buchheit, Derek W. Dalton, Nancy Harp, and Carl Hollingsworth
"An Analysis of Accounting Professionals’ Work-Life Balance in the Post-Sarbanes-Oxley Era"
GIWB 2015 KPMG Outstanding Published Manuscript Award
GIWB Outstanding Service Award
Dr. Margaret Tanner
Government and Nonprofit Section
GNP Distinguished Service Award - President 2014-2015
Royce D. Burnett
GNP Enduring Lifetime Contribution Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Government and Nonprofit Accounting Research and Education
Penelope S. Wardlow
GNP 2015 Annual Meeting Best Paper Award
Randal J. Elder and Alfred A. Yebba
"The Effects of Local Government GAAP Regulation on Audit Market Concentration, Auditor Specialization, and Audit Fees"
International Accounting Section
IAS Leadership, Initiative, and Service Award
IAS 2015 Ian Hague Award for Outstanding Service to the Section
Ervin L. Black
IAS 2015 Outstanding International Accounting Dissertation Award
"Comparison of Long-Lived Asset Impairments Under US GAAP and IFRS"
IAS 2015 Annual Program Co-Chair
Thomas Lechner and Ling-Tai Chou
Management Accounting Section
MAS Outstanding Management Accounting Paper Award 2015
John Barrios, Marco Fasan, and Dhananjay Nanda
"Is Corporate Social Responsibility an Agency Problem? Evidence from CEO Turnovers"
MAS and IMA Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award 2015 - First Place
"Can Employees Exercise Control Over Managers? The Role of the Employees’ Knowledge of Manager Behavior and Manager Discretion"
MAS and IMA Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award 2015 - First Place
Eddy Cardinaels for Supervising Huaxiang Yin’s Dissertation
MAS Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award 2015
"Creating dynamic tensions through a balanced use of management control systems"
Jasmijn C. Bol
"The determinants and performance effects of managers performance evaluation biases"
MAS and IMA Jim Bulloch Award for Innovation in Management Accounting 2015
Betty Chavis, Glen Hatton, Randy Hoffman
MAS with CGMA, APCPA and CIMA - 2015 Best Early Career Researcher in Management Accounting
Jongwoon (Willie) Choi
MAS Leadership, Initiative, and Service Award
Naomi S. Soderstrom
MAS Service Award - Secretary/Treasurer 2013-2015
Public Interest Section
PI Section Accounting Exemplar Award
Steven M. Mintz and Barbara D. Merino
Professionalism and Ethics Committee and PI Section - 20th Annual Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting: Best Contribution to Teaching Award
Matthew Fish and William Miller
"SourceOne Furniture’s 300% Tariff: What’s Their Duty?"
Professionalism and Ethics Committee and PI Section - 20th Annual Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting: Best Research from a Recent Graduate Award
""Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone" - Rivalry as a reason for release of information about firm’s corruption"
Professionalism and Ethics Committee - 20th Annual Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting: Best Paper by a Doctoral Student
Hwee Ping Koh
"Can Anticipating Time Pressure Reduce Accounting Student’s Likelihood of Engaging in Plagiarism? An Experimental Approach"
Professionalism and Ethics Committee and PI Section - 20th Annual Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting: Innovative Research Award
Michael L. Roberts and Theresa L. Roberts
"Examining the Tax Fairness Partisan Divide"
Strategic and Emerging Technologies Section
SET Distinguished Service Award 2015
SET Outstanding Service Award 2015
Alexander Kogan, Editor Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting
SET Outstanding Dissertation Award 2015
"The Application of Exploratory Data Analysis in Auditing"
SET Outstanding Educator Award 2015
J. Efrim Boritz
Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section
TLC Hall of Honor Award 2015
TLC Leadership & Service Award 2015 - VP Practice
TLC Leadership & Service Award 2015 - Treasurer
TLC Outstanding Accounting Education Research Award 2015
Mark Holtzblatt and Norbert Tschakert
"Baker Hughes: Greasing the Wheels in Kazakhstan (FCPA violations and implementation of a corporate ethics and anti-corruption compliance program)"
Two Year College Section
TYC Outstanding Service, Support and Dedication Award 2015
TYC Two Year College Educator of the Year Award 2014-2015