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Press Release for the 2016 AAA Award Winners

Each stained glass award is a one-of-a-kind, kiln formed, fused glass artwork. Each piece has been custom designed and hand crafted by Hungarian artist, Csaba Osvath.


G. Peter Wilson, Billie M. Cunningham, and Markus Ahrens receive the 2016  American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize

Sarasota, FL - August 10, 2016 – The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate G. Peter Wilson, Billie M. Cunningham, and Markus Ahrens as recipients of the American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize. G. Peter Wilson is the recipient of the graduate award, Billie M. Cunningham is the recipient of the undergraduate award, and Markus Ahrens is the recipient of the two-year college award.  The awards were presented to each recipient in the form of a solid silver medal and a monetary prize of $25,000 on Monday, August 8th at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting in New York, NY.


Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte LLP, with Billie M. Cunningham, Markus Ahrens, and G. Peter Wilson

G. Peter Wilson, the Joseph L. Sweeney Chair of Accounting at Boston College, received the AAA Competitive Manuscript Award in 1986, the Stanford Business School Distinguished Teaching Award in 1988, the MIT Sloan School of Management Teacher of the Year Award in 1995, the AAA Outstanding Educator Award in 2005, the Boston College Teaching with New Media Award in 2009 and 2010, the AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award in 2010, the AAA Two-Year Section Life-Time Achievement in Accounting Education Award in 2014, and the AAA Innovation in Accounting Education Award as a member of the Pathways Commission Vision committee in 2014. He is a member and past President of the AAA, was a member of the Accounting Education Change Commission and has served on the Editorial Boards of The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, and Issues in Accounting Education.  

Billie M. Cunningham is the EY Teaching Scholar and a Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri’s School of Accountancy. She has taught more than 24,000 students in the undergraduate introductory accounting courses and the MBA accounting course. She has received numerous awards in recognition of her teaching. She is a co-author (with Loren Nikolai) of Accounting Information for Business Decisions. Cunningham’s research studies effective ways to help students develop their critical thinking skills and how to use action research as a systematic, evidence-based means of measuring the effectiveness of one’s teaching strategies and the classroom environment. Her research has been recognized with awards from the Two-Year College and the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Sections of the American Accounting Association. Cunningham has served as President of both sections and as AAA Vice-President Academic. She serves on editorial boards of Issues in Accounting Education and Accounting Education: An International Journal, and is the incoming  Co-Chair of the Conference on Teaching and Learning (CTLA).

Markus Ahrens joined the Accounting & Legal Studies Department at St. Louis Community College-Meramec in 2001 and currently serves as the department chair.  Prior to his teaching career, he worked as an accountant for 15 years.  He earned a Master in Business Administration from Saint Louis University and recently completed his PhD coursework at Saint Louis University. Markus’ primary research interests are experiential learning in accounting education and student engagement utilizing technology. Currently, Markus serves as a Trustee for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Foundation Board, serves as President for the Two-Year Section of the American Accounting Association, and is the past-chair for the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting.  Furthermore, Markus serves on the AICPA Pre-Certification Education Executive Committee.  In 2010, Markus served as president for the Missouri Association of Accounting Educators.  In addition, Markus is a member of the Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges, Institute of Management Accountants, Missouri Society of CPA’s and the Association of Experiential Education organizations.  

The American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize is the foremost recognition of an individual who consistently demonstrates the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of accounting.   The Prize serves to recognize, inspire and motivate members to achieve the status of a superior teacher.  Each year up to three awards of $25,000 each can be made in the categories of graduate, undergraduate, and two-year accounting degree programs. For 2016, the AAA is honored to bestow this award to G. Peter Wilson, Billie M. Cunningham, and Markus Ahrens.

 


Mary E. Barth, Wayne R. Landsman, Mark H. Lang, and Christopher D. Williams receive the 2016 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award

Sarasota, FL, August 10, 2016 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Mary E. Barth, Wayne R. Landsman, Mark H. Lang, and Christopher D. Williams as recipients of the 2016 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award for their paper, “Are IFRS-based and US GAAP-based accounting amounts comparable?” published in the August 2012 issue of the Journal of Accounting Economics. This AAA award, which is sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation, was presented to each recipient in the form of a medal and monetary prize on Tuesday, August 9th at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting in New York, NY. 

Kathy Shoztic of the Deloitte Foundation, with Christopher D. Williams and Wayne R. Lansdman (not pictured are Mary E. Barth and Mark H. Lang)

Mary E. Barth is the Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.  She was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School and audit partner in Arthur Andersen & Co.  Professor Barth’s research is published in a variety of journals and has won several awards, including the AAA’s Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature, Competitive Manuscript, and, on two previous occasions, Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Awards.  She has held editorial positions at several journals and is an Editor of The Accounting Review and incoming Senior Editor.  Professor Barth was AAA President for 2013-2014 and served on the International Accounting Standards Board from 2001-2009.  She has received teaching and service awards, and serves on the International Monetary Fund’s External Audit Committee.  She holds an AB from Cornell University, an MBA from Boston University, a PhD from Stanford University, and DSc(HC)s from Lancaster University and London Business School.

Wayne R. Landsman is the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting at The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.  His research focuses on the role of accounting information in capital price formation.  He has published over 60 articles in leading scholarly and professional journals on topics including pensions, employee stock options, asset securitization, and fair value accounting. Professor Landsman has received several major awards from the American Accounting Association (AAA) including the Outstanding Educator Award (2014), the Notable Contribution Award (2012), the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Best Paper Award (2000, 2008, and 2014), and the Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award (1985).  Landsman was president of the Financial Accounting and Research Section and has served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, which advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board.  He received his PhD in business, his MBA and his MS in statistics from Stanford University, and his AB magna cum laude in economics from Princeton University.

Mark H. Lang is the Thomas Hudson/Deloitte Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. His research interests include international accounting and stock market valuation; voluntary disclosure; employee stock options; and tax strategy.  His recent research focuses on determinants and consequences of accounting quality and transparency internationally. He has served on the FASB’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Committee and Academic Resource Group, the IASB's Share-Based Payment Advisory Group, the AICPA’s Blockage Factor Task Force and the AAA’s Financial Advisory Committee. His research has appeared in a variety of journals including the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Finance, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Management Science, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and Journal of Investment Management. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research and the European Accounting Review.

Christopher D. Williams is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He received a PhD in Accounting from the University of North Carolina and both his MACC and Bachelor of Science from the Marriot School of Management at Brigham Young University. Professor Williams’ research focuses on the effects of accounting in capital markets, with a particular interest in the role accounting plays in financial institutions and the monitoring/regulation of financial institutions. His research has been published in top academic journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting & Economics, and the Journal of Accounting Research.

The Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award was founded in 1978 to commemorate John Wildman and to encourage research relevant to the professional practice of accounting to which much of Mr. Wildman's life was devoted.  For 2016, the AAA and the Deloitte Foundation are honored to be able to bestow this award to Mary E. Barth, Wayne R. Landsman, Mark H. Lang, and Christopher D. Williams. 


Danqi Hu, Soonchul Hyun, Lorien Stice-Lawrence, and Aleksandra Zimmerman receive the
2016 Doctoral Dissertation Awards for Innovative Research in Accounting Education

Sarasota, FL, August 10, 2016 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Danqi Hu, Soonchul Hyun, Lorien Stice-Lawrence, and Aleksandra B. Zimmerman as recipients of the 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Awards for Innovative Research in Accounting Education. These AAA awards were presented to each recipient in the form of unique glass art pieces and a monetary prize on Tuesday, August 9th at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

Danqi Hu, Soonchul Hyun, Lorien Stice-Lawrence, and Aleksandra Zimmerman

For 2016, the award committee has chosen the following four award winners:

Danqi Hu is an assistant professor of accounting at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She received her PhD from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2016. Prior to that she obtained her Master’s degree in finance from Peking University and undergraduate degree in financial engineering from Wuhan University. Professor Hu’s research lies at the intersection of accounting and finance, with a focus on empirical research that is closely guided by economic theory and that employs strong identification. Specifically, she studies how the increase of public availability of trading data at the market place affects firms’ disclosure and reporting decisions. She also has expertise in textual analysis, and has introduced a new specificity measure for qualitative disclosure in a paper forthcoming in Review of Accounting Studies

Soonchul Hyun is a doctoral candidate at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. She holds an MBA with accounting concentration from Kyungpook National University, South Korea and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her experience includes working as a lecturer at Kyungpook National University and other universities in South Korea. Her primary research focus is innovation activities and firm value. Her dissertation examines whether firms’ long-term innovation activities can be connected to financial performance through intermediate performance measures – product quality, productivity, and customer satisfaction. It specifically explores how the paths linking different types of innovation to financial performance depend on the strategic focus of the organization. She also plans to develop frontier-based measures of innovation ability for various types of innovation activities and investigate whether the measures are useful for evaluating intangible asset value.

Lorien Stice-Lawrence is a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her primary research interests are textual analysis of financial disclosure, international accounting, and management accounting. Her dissertation examines situations where resource-constrained financial regulators are not able to effectively monitor firms. Before beginning her doctoral studies, Stice-Lawrence completed a Bachelor’s in economics at Brigham Young University where her father is currently a faculty member in the accounting department. 

Aleksandra (“Ally”) B. Zimmerman is excited to be joining the nationally-ranked accounting program at Northern Illinois University as an Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2016. She just earned her PhD from Case Western Reserve University in May. Her dissertation, chaired by Timothy J. Fogarty, examines the impact of audit partner Big 4 experience on audit pricing in the non-Big 4 firm audit market. She finds that audit fees are higher for engagements led by non-Big 4 audit partners with Big 4 experience than those without Big 4 experience.  Zimmerman earned her MSA from Kent State University and BSBA (Accountancy) from John Carroll University. Prior to entering academia, she worked in public accounting for a regional CPA firm in Cleveland, Ohio, working on audits, tax compliance, and business valuations. 

The Doctoral Dissertation Awards for Innovative Research in Accounting Education were created to encourage innovation in accounting research starting at the doctoral level. In order to be considered for the award the student must demonstrate a substantial degree of innovation relative to the current state of a given area of accounting research.  For 2016, the American Accounting Association is very proud to give this award to Danqi Hu, Soonchul Hyun, Lorien Stice-Lawrence, and Aleksandra Zimmerman for their exceptional work.


Colleen M. Boland, Scott N. Bronson, and Chris E. Hogan, and Ronald A. Dye, Jonathan C. Glover, and Shyam Sunder
receive the 
2016 AAA Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award

Sarasota, FL, August 10, 2016 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Colleen M. Boland, Scott N. Bronson and Chris E. Hogan as recipients of the 2016 Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award for their article, “Accelerated Filing Deadlines, Internal Controls, and Financial Statement Quality: The Case of Originating Misstatements,” which was published in the September 2015 issue. Also receiving the Best Paper award for 2016 are Ronald A. Dye, Jonathan C. Glover, and Shyam Sunder for their paper, “Financial Engineering and the Arms Race between Accounting Standard Setters and Preparers,” which was published in the June 2015 issue. These AAA awards were presented to the authors in the form of unique glass art pieces and a $2,500 prize on Wednesday, August 10th at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

Colleen M. Boland is an assistant professor in the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is an auditing researcher whose work focuses on auditing standard setting and corporate governance and disclosure.  Professor Boland began her career in public accounting in Milwaukee with PricewaterhouseCoopers.  She also worked with EY and Crowe Horwath before starting her virtual practice supporting nonprofit organizations.  She recently earned her PhD from Michigan State University after twenty years in public practice.

Scott N. Bronson is an associate professor in the KU School of Business at the University of Kansas. Scott is an auditing researcher whose work focuses on how financial regulation impacts the reporting decisions of companies and their auditors, and his work appears in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Scott is on the editorial board of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. Prior to joining the KU faculty, Scott was an assistant professor in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He earned his PhD from the University of Tennessee.

Chris E. Hogan is a professor at Michigan State University.  Chris received her PhD from Ohio State University, and previously taught at Vanderbilt University and Southern Methodist University.  Chris serves as Co-Director of the PhD Program at MSU and has also served on several committees within the AAA, most recently as Auditing Section President and as a member of the AAA Audit Committee.  Chris served a term as an Associate Editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and continues to serve on the Editorial Boards of The Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research.  Chris’ recent research focuses on the impact of regulation on the auditing profession and on internal control issues.  She has published articles in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Horizons, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.    

Shyam Sunder and Jonathan C. Glover with presenter Terry Shevlin (not pictured are Ronald A. Dye, and co-recipients Colleen M. Boland, Scott N. Bronson, and Chris E. Hogan)

Ronald A. Dye is the Leonard Spacek Professor in Accounting at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  He was department chair of Accounting at Kellogg for sixteen years.  He has held appointments at each of: The University of Chicago, Yale University, The University of Southern California, and Emory University. He served as distinguished visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2014 and at the University of California at Los Angeles in 2016.  His research interests include all aspects of accounting theory.  He is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Review of Accounting Studies, and the Japanese Accounting Review. He is a founding editor of the monograph series Foundations and Trends in Accounting, and he is a founding associate editor of the Journal of Finance, Law, and Accounting. He was Vice President for Research of the AAA in 2000-2002.  

Jonathan C. Glover is the James L. Dohr Professor of Accounting at Columbia Business School. Jonathan’s research is on accounting theory and information economics. He received his PhD from The Ohio State University in 1992 and served on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University from 1992-2015. Jonathan was an academic fellow at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2004-2005.  Professor Glover is on the editorial boards of the Review of Accounting Studies and Contemporary Accounting Research and is an associate editor at Management Science.  He is a member of the board of nominations of the Accounting Hall of Fame and has served on a wide variety of AAA committees, including as the 2007 Doctoral Consortium Committee Chair and as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Committee from 2009-2012.  Jonathan is the great-grandson of Henry Rand Hatfield, who helped found the AAA in 1916.

Shyam Sunder is the James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics and Finance at the Yale School of Management. Earlier, he served on the faculties of the Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Minnesota and the University of Chicago. Educated as an engineer at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, he received his M.S. and PhD in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests include financial reporting, information in security markets, and statistical theory of valuation. A pioneer in experimental finance and experimental macroeconomics, he has published eight books and more than two hundred articles in scholarly journals and popular press. He is a Past President, a former Presidential Scholar and a former Director of Research of the American Accounting Association, has given over five hundred invited lectures at universities throughout the world, and has received many honors for his scholarship. 

The Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award is presented to the best paper published each calendar year. The award winner is selected by online voting open to all Accounting Horizons subscribing members of the American Accounting Association. For 2016, the American Accounting Association is honored to be able to bestow this award to Colleen M. Borland, Scott N. Bronson, Chris E. Hogan, Ronald A. Dye, Jonathan C. Glover, and Shyam Sunder.


Amanda M. Winn receives the 2016 AAA Competitive Manuscript Award

Sarasota, FL, August 10, 2016 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Amanda M. Winn as recipient of the 2016 Competitive Manuscript Award for her manuscript, “Partner Rotation and PCAOB Inspections: Effects on End-of-Term Audit Quality.” This AAA award was presented to Amanda M. Winn in the form of a unique glass art piece on Tuesday, August 9th at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

Amanda M. Winn with presenter Anne Farrell

Amanda M. Winn is an Assistant Professor of Accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her PhD in 2014 from the University of Washington, after previously completing a master’s degree in accounting at the University of Kansas and working as an auditor with KPMG in Kansas City. Amanda conducts research about the effects of changes to the accounting environment on the relevant decision makers. Her studies focus on the judgments of auditors or investors and use theories from psychology and economics to motivate predictions. Amanda also enjoys spending time with her family, reading fiction, traveling, and being outdoors.

The Competitive Manuscript Award was created to encourage research among AAA regular, life, and student members who have earned their PhD within the past five years. The winner is chosen annually in a blind review by the AAA Competitive Manuscript Award Committee.   For 2016, the American Accounting Association is very proud to give this award to Amanda M. Winn for her exceptional work.


Holger Daske, Luzi Hail, Christian Leuz, and Rodrigo S. Verdi receive
the 
2016 AAA Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award

Sarasota, FL, August 10, 2016 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award is presented to Holger Daske, Luzi Hail, Christian Leuz, and Rodrigo S. Verdi for their work entitled, “Mandatory IFRS Reporting Around the World: Early Evidence on the Economic Consequences.” This AAA award was presented to Professors Daske, Hail, Leuz, and Verdi in the form of unique glass art pieces and a monetary prize on Wednesday, August 10th at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

Rodrigo S. Verdi, Christian Leuz, Luzi Hail and Holger Daske

Holger Daske has been Professor of Accounting and Capital Markets at the University of Mannheim since 2007. Prior to his current position, he spent two years at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He also was a Visiting Professor at London Business School and the University of Sydney. Professor Daske obtained his PhD in 2005 from Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main after studying in the EU-funded Doctoral education network HARMONIA. His main research interest is in international accounting research. Recent work analyzes the economic consequences of the global introduction of IFRS, the impact of stress tests and regulatory enforcement in the financial industry and the political mechanisms that shape standard setting processes. He is further a member of the IFRS Advisory Council in London.

Luzi Hail is Associate Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are international accounting, law and regulation, and disclosure and cost of capital. He has published in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies, and has won several awards, including the AAA's Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature and the Deloitte Wildman Medal. He served as associate editor for the European Accounting Review. Prior to joining Wharton, Professor Hail spent three years at the University of Washington in Seattle. Born in Switzerland, he earned his doctoral degree from the University of Zurich, where he later joined the Economics and Business faculty. He also worked for two major Swiss banks in the areas of accounting and asset & liability management.

Christian Leuz is the Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is also a Co-Director of the Initiative on Global Markets and a Research Associate at the NBER. He studies the role of disclosure and transparency, the effects of regulation, international accounting, and corporate governance. His work has been published in top accounting and finance journals. He has received several awards, including the 2014 Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award, the Humboldt Research Award in 2012, and the 2011 Wildman Medal Award. Professor Leuz was recognized as a “Highly Cited Researchers" by Thomson Reuters and included in their list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” in 2014 and 2015. He is an editor for the Journal of Accounting Research. Born in Germany, Professor Leuz earned his doctoral degree and “Habilitation” at the Business & Economics Department of Goethe University Frankfurt.

Rodrigo S. Verdi is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Verdi has broad interest in financial accounting research. His past research investigates the economic consequences of financial reporting quality to investment efficiency and to the cost of capital. He also has studied the interaction between accounting information, voluntary disclosure, and market efficiency. Overall, Professor Verdi’s research provides insights into the role of accounting information in corporate finance decisions and in capital markets behavior.

The Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award was created to recognize accounting research of exceptional merit that has significantly impacted the discipline over a period of at least five years. For 2016, the AAA is honored to be able to bestow this award to Holger Daske, Luzi Hail, Christian Leuz, and Rodrigo S. Verdi.


Michael J. Meyer and Teresa S. Meyer, and Frank Buckless, Kathy Krawczyk, and D. Scott Showalter
receive the Ernst & Young Foundation-sponsored 
2016 Innovation in Accounting Education Award

Sarasota, FL, August 10, 2016 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Innovation in Accounting Education Award was given to Michael J. Meyer and Teresa S. Meyer, for their work, “Accounting Case Search: A Web Search Tool for Finding Published Accounting Cases.”  Also receiving the award are Frank Buckless, Kathy Krawczyk, and D. Scott Showalter for their work “Use of Second Life Virtual Reality World for Inventory Simulation.”  This AAA award, which is sponsored by the Ernst & Young Foundation, was presented to the winners in the form of a unique glass art piece and a monetary prize on Wednesday, August 10th at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

Michael J. Meyer with presenter Mark Holtzblatt, Award Committee Chair (not pictured - Teresa S. Meyer)

Michael J. Meyer is an Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Notre Dame and coordinator of the principles of accounting courses.  He also teaches Financial and Managerial courses in several graduate programs.  Previous to this he was Associate Professor at Ohio University.   He has earned a variety of teaching honors including the 2016 Frank O’Malley Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, the 2016 Edmond Joyce Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, the 2007 Ohio University College of Business Teaching and Learning Award, and the 2007 and 2009 Ohio University School of Accountancy Advisory Council Innovation in Teaching Award.  Mike earned his BBA from the University of Notre Dame in 1988, his Masters of Accountancy from Virginia Tech in 1993, and his Doctorate of Business Administration from Mississippi State in 1998.  He and his wife, Teresa, have three children, twin ten-year olds and an eight-year-old.

Teresa S. Meyer is an application development professional in the University of Notre Dame Office of Information Technology.  In addition, Teresa has developed academic web applications and websites for BAM Accounting (which uses a case study approach to teach intermediate accounting), websites for principles of accounting courses at Ohio University and Iowa State University, and websites for principles of accounting and a variety of Masters level classes at the University of Notre Dame.  She has also developed an Excel extraction program that has been used by university professors to quickly and efficiently grade Excel assignments.  Prior to working at Notre Dame, Teresa held positions including Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Quality Assurance at a variety of companies.  Teresa graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BS in Chemical Engineering.

D. Scott Showalter and Frank Buckless, with presenter Mark Holtzblatt, Award Committee Chair (not pictured - Kathy Krawczyk)

Frank Buckless is the KPMG Professor and Department Head of Accounting at North Carolina State University. Dr. Buckless received his PhD from Michigan State University in 1989 after working with Arthur Andersen & Co.  Dr. Buckless’ teaching interests include financial accounting, managerial accounting and auditing. He has published numerous educational books related to audit education. Dr. Buckless’ research interests include accounting education, audit, and sustainability and he has published in such journals as The Accounting Review, Advances in Public Interest Accounting, The CPA Journal, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, and Strategic Finance. Previously, Dr. Buckless served as an Associate Editor for Issues in Accounting Education. He also has served on the editorial board of Accounting Education: A Journal of Theory, Practice and Research, The Accounting Educators' Journal, and Journal of Accounting Education.

Kathy Krawczyk, PhD, is the Dixon Hughes Goodman Professor in Accounting at North Carolina State University and Director of the Masters of Accounting Program. She earned a B.S. in Accounting and Finance and a Masters of Accountancy at Southern Illinois University, and received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.  Professor Krawczyk has been named an NC State Outstanding Teacher and NC State Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, and she has received the COM Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has published articles in journals including Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Accountancy, The CPA Journal, The Journal of Applied Business Research, and The Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives. She is a member of the American Taxation Association, the Auditing and Behavioral sections of the American Accounting Association, and the American Institute of CPAs.

D. Scott Showalter, CPA, is professor of practice at the NC State’s Poole College of Management.  Professor Showalter was awarded the Poole College of Management Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, the University Outstanding Teacher Award and Department of Accounting Graduate Teaching Award.  He also received the Department of Accounting Research Growth and Innovation Award and the University Outstanding Extension Service award.  Prior to joining NC State, Professor Showalter was an audit partner with KPMG LLP where he completed his 33-year career serving in numerous national and global roles.  He is active in the American Accounting Association having served as president and vice-president practice of auditing section. He received the AAA Outstanding Service Award and the Auditing Section Distinguished Service in Auditing Award.  He currently serves as chair of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board and board member of the North Carolina Association of CPA’s.  Previously, he served on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Standing Advisory Group and as a Pathways Commission commissioner.

The annual Innovation in Accounting Education Award is intended to encourage innovation and improvement in accounting education, and submissions are judged by their innovation, demonstrated educational benefits, and adaptability by other academic institutions or to other situations.  For 2016, the American Accounting Association and the Ernst & Young Foundation are very pleased to give this award to Michael J. Meyer, Teresa S. Meyer, Frank Buckless, Kathy Krawczyk, and D. Scott Showalter.


Rebecca G. Fay and Norma R. Montague receive the 2016 Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award

Sarasota, FL, August 10, 2016 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to congratulate Rebecca G. Fay and Norma R. Montague as recipients of the Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award for their paper, “Witnessing Your Own Cognitive Bias: A Compendium of Classroom Exercises.”  This AAA award was presented to the authors in the form of unique glass art pieces and a $2,500 prize on Wednesday, August 10th at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

Norma R. Montague and Rebecca G. Fay, with presenter Terry Shevlin

Rebecca G. Fay is an assistant professor at East Carolina University.  Her research focuses on enhancing auditor judgments, at both the individual and team level, as well as striving for innovation in auditing education. She earned her PhD at Virginia Tech, her BS and MBA degrees at Liberty University, and gained seven years of audit experience with Cherry Bekaert. Professor Fay received the AAA’s 2016 award for Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education and the 2015 Scholar-Teacher Award from ECU. Her work has been featured on the cover of the Journal of Accountancy, and has been published in Issues in Accounting Education, the CPA Journal, Current Issues in Auditing, Managerial Auditing Journal, and Research in Accounting Regulation.

Norma R. Montague, PhD, is an assistant professor of accounting at Wake Forest University. She teaches auditing courses in the School of Business’s undergraduate and the Master of Science in Accountancy programs, as well as financial and managerial accounting in the Master of Arts in Management program. She has received recognition from both the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association and Wake Forest University for notable innovations and initiatives related to instruction in undergraduate and graduate programs. She has also won Best Paper Awards from Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and Issues in Accounting Education. Professor Montague’s research interests are primarily in the areas of auditing and financial reporting with a behavioral decision making focus.

The Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award is presented to the best paper published each calendar year. The award winner is selected by online voting open to all Issues in Accounting Education subscribing members of the AAA.  For 2016, the American Accounting Association is honored to be able to bestow this award to Rebecca G. Fay and Norma R. Montague.


Theodore J. Mock and David E. Stout receive the 2016 AAA Lifetime Service Award

Sarasota, FL, August 10, 2016 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) is very proud to congratulate Theodore J. Mock and David E. Stout as recipients of the 2016 AAA Lifetime Service Award. This AAA award was presented in the form of unique glass art pieces to Theodore J. Mock and David E. Stout on Wednesday, August 10th at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

Theodore J. Mock with presenter Ira Solomon, Award Committee Chair 

Theodore J. Mock is Distinguished Professor of Auditing and Assurance at the University of California, Riverside and Emeritus Professor at the University of Southern California (USC). In 1983 Ted helped found the USC Audit Judgment Symposium and in 1995 the International Symposium on Audit Research which he chaired for 20 years.  He has held various visiting professorships worldwide including Hitoshubashi University; the Norwegian School of Economics and Business; Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; The Australian National University; The University of Melbourne; the University of Otago and Maastricht University. He has served many positions within the AAA including editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Director of Research, and President of the Auditing Section. He has served on the advisory boards of the Maastricht Accounting & Auditing Research Center and the Rutgers Accounting Research Center. Dr. Mock’s research interests lie primarily in the areas of audit judgment, assurance services, evidential reasoning, sustainability assurance and the Auditor’s reporting model.

David E. Stout with presenter Ira Solomon, Award Committee Chair

David E. Stout is the Andrews Professor of Accounting, Youngstown State University. David is past president of the AAA Ohio Region, the Teaching, Learning & Curriculum (TLC) Section of the AAA, and the Academy of Business Education (ABE). He recently completed a three-year term as a member of the AAA Board of Directors. He has served as editor of Issues in Accounting Education and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Accounting Education, and has published over 100 articles in various professional and academic journals. He is a co-author of Cost Management: A Strategic Emphasis, 7th edition (McGraw-Hill Education, 2016). In 2008 David was inducted into the TLC Section’s Hall of Honor; he is the recipient of the 2015 AAA Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. His principal lifetime service contribution to the profession is support of accounting education and—through his work as an author, editor, and reviewer—the development of accounting education research.

The Lifetime Service Award recognizes service contributions to accounting education over a sustained period of time through service to the AAA, service with the education efforts in the profession through involvement with the AICPA, IMA, and other accounting professional organizations, and service with the education efforts of public accounting firms, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations.  For 2016, the American Accounting Association is extremely pleased to be able to bestow this award on Theodore J. Mock and David E. Stout in honor of their dedicated service to the education and practice of accounting.

 


Ilia D. Dichev, John R. Graham, Campbell R. Harvey, and Shivaram Rajgopal receive the
2016 AAA Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award

Sarasota, FL, August 10, 2016 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Ilia D. Dichev, John R. Graham, Campbell R. Harvey, and Shivaram Rajgopal as the recipients of the 2016 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for their work entitled, “Earnings quality: Evidence from the field.”  This AAA award, which is sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), was presented in the form of unique glass art pieces and a $2,500 prize on Tuesday, August 9th at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

Presenter George W. Krull, Jr. with recipients Shivaram Rajgopal, Campbell R. Harvey, and Ilia D. DIchev, with award sponsor representative Steve Matzke, AICPA (not pictured - John R. Graham)

Ilia D. Dichev is the Goizueta Chair and Professor of Accounting at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University. A native of Bulgaria, Professor Dichev received a BS in Finance from Santa Clara University in 1991, and a PhD in Accounting from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1995. Before Emory, he has been on the faculty at the University of Michigan for 13 years. Professor Dichev’s research includes issues in equity valuation, earnings management, earnings quality, dollar-weighted returns, and market efficiency.  His research has been published in all top accounting journals, and in several leading journals in finance and economics. He is the recipient of several research awards, including the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award in 2002, and the Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award in 2015. Professor Dichev teaches mostly financial accounting, and financial statement analysis and valuation at the undergraduate, MBA, and PhD level.  

John R. Graham is the D. Richard Mead professor of finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, where he has won Best Teacher and Outstanding Faculty awards. Professor Graham has been a director of the American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, and Financial Management Association, president of the Western Finance Association, and vice president of the Financial Management Association. He co-edited The Journal of Finance. His experience includes working as a senior economist at Virginia Power, and he is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Graham’s research focuses on taxes, cost of capital, capital structure, cash management, governance, financial reporting, and payout policy. Duff and Phelps use his corporate tax rates in their widely-known cost of capital estimates and publish recommendations from his optimal capital structure model. Professor Graham directs the quarterly Global Business Outlook, a global CFO survey that assesses the business climate and economic issues.

Campbell R. Harvey is Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is President of the American Finance Association and served as the Editor of the Journal of Finance from 2006 to 2012. Professor Harvey obtained his doctorate at the University of Chicago in business finance. Harvey won the AAA’s 2006 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for his paper, “The Economic Implications of Corporate Financial Reporting.” He has also received seven Graham and Dodd Awards/Scrolls for excellence in financial writing from the CFA Institute. He has published over 125 scholarly articles on topics spanning investment finance, financial accounting, emerging markets, corporate finance, behavioral finance, financial econometrics and computer science.

Shivaram Rajgopal is the Kester and Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He is the recipient of the 2006 and 2016 American Accounting Association (AAA) Notable Contributions to Literature award, the 2006 Best Paper award from the Financial Accounting Research Section of the AAA, and the 2006 Graham and Dodd Scroll Prize given by the Financial Analysts Journal. He is also the recipient of the 2008, 2012 and 2015 Glen McLaughlin Award for Research in Accounting Ethics.  He is the Departmental Editor of the Accounting track of Management Science and an Associate Editor at the Journal of Accounting and Economics.  He is widely published in finance and accounting journals. Professor Rajgopal’s research is frequently cited in the popular press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, Financial Times, Business Week, and The Economist.

The Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award is given annually to that work which has withstood a rigorous process of screening and scrutiny based on certain criteria, such as originality, breadth of potential interest, soundness of methodology, and potential impact on accounting education.  For 2016, the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants are very pleased to give this award to Ilia D. Dichev, John R. Graham, Campbell R. Harvey, and Shivaram Rajgopal.


Jerold Zimmerman and Douglas F. Prawitt receive the AAA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation-sponsored
2016 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Sarasota, FL, August 10, 2016 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) is very pleased to congratulate Jerold Zimmerman and Douglas F. Prawitt, recipients of the 2016 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. This AAA award, which is sponsored by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation, consists of unique glass art pieces, citations, and a $2,500 prize for each recipient. There is also an additional $2,500 donation given to the AAA on behalf of each recipient which will be used according to both Professor Zimmerman’s and Prawitt’s wishes. This award was presented on Tuesday, August 9th at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

Julie Peters, PricewaterhouseCoopers, with recipients Douglas F. Prawitt and Jerold Zimmerman, and D. Jordan Lowe, Awards Committee Chair

Jerold Zimmerman is Professor Emeritus at the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester. He obtained a PhD in Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley, after completing undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado. His research and teaching interests include financial and managerial accounting and organizational economics. Zimmerman received the 2004 American Accounting Association Seminal Contribution to Accounting Literature Award (with Ross Watts at MIT), the 1979 and 1980 AICPA Notable Contribution Award (with Ross Watts at MIT), and the 1978 American Accounting Association Competitive Manuscript Award.  Zimmerman’s textbooks include Accounting for Decision Making and Control 9e (McGraw-Hill 2017), Managerial Economics and Organizational Architecture 6e with James Brickley and Clifford Smith (McGraw-Hill 2016), and Management Accounting in a Dynamic Environment with Cheryl McWatters (Routledge 2016). Zimmerman is a founding editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics

Douglas F. Prawitt earned his PhD at the University of Arizona and is the LeRay McAllister/Deloitte Professor of Accountancy at Brigham Young University (BYU). His research and teaching focus on auditing and professional judgment. Doug has published several award-winning articles in premier academic and professional journals, and has coauthored two leading auditing textbooks. He has won several research, teaching, and "best paper" awards, including BYU’s 2006 Award for Distinction in Graduate Education, BYU’s 2016 Marriott School Outstanding Faculty Award, the AAA Auditing Section’s 2014 Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award, and the 2013 Deloitte Wildman Medal Award. Prawitt founded and leads BYU’s Accounting PhD Prep program, which has placed over 100 students into PhD programs over the past 15 years. He has chaired BYU’s promotion and tenure committee and BYU’s equivalent of a faculty senate. Finally, Prawitt served as a member of the AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board, and is currently a member of the COSO Board, which in 2013 released the first revision of its landmark 1992 Internal Control Integrated Framework.

The general criteria for the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award are based on contributions to accounting education from scholarly endeavors in teaching and research over a sustained period of time. For 2016, the American Accounting Association and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation are very pleased to give this award to Jerold Zimmerman and Douglas F. Prawitt.


Michael A. Diamond and George W. Krull, Jr. receive the 2016 AAA Outstanding Service Award

Sarasota, FL, August 10, 2016 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) is very proud to congratulate Michael A. Diamond and George W. Krull, Jr. as the recipients of the 2016 AAA Outstanding Service Award. This AAA award, which may be awarded at any time by the Board of Directors, will be presented in the form of unique glass art pieces. Michael A. Diamond received his award on Monday, August 8th, and George W. Krull, Jr. received his award on Tuesday, August 9th at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting in New York, NY.

AAA Past-President Karen Pincus and Michael A. Diamond

Michael A. Diamond is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California. Prior to his retirement in August 2013, he had joint faculty appointments in the Marshall School of Business and the Rossier School of Education.  From 1995-2005 Diamond served as the USC Vice President and Executive Vice Provost where he was responsible for managing and overseeing an academic budget approaching $1 billion. Currently, he is the Senior Partner in Academic Leadership Associates (ALA).  ALA provides strategic planning and other related services primarily to educational institutions.  Throughout his career, he has been an active contributor to the scholarly business literature, written several accounting textbooks, and held leadership positions in academic and professional organizations, including being President of the American Accounting Association (AAA).  For over forty years, he has served AAA in various other capacities including leading its 2014 Sharpening Our Vision planning process and subsequent implementation efforts.

George W. Krull, Jr. with 2015-2016 AAA President Bruce K. Behn

George W. Krull, Jr. served as a Partner in the Executive Office of Grant Thornton LLP and was the firm’s Chief Learning Officer. After retirement, he has remained active with the academic and professional accounting communities.  He has served as an Executive-in-Residence and Professor of Accounting at Bradley University where he was awarded Emeritus Status in 2011.  He has served the American Accounting Association, AACSB International, AICPA, and the Pathways Commission.  Krull is an outstanding accounting alumnus of Ohio State and Oklahoma State and an honorary alumnus of Northern Illinois University.  In 2014, he was recognized as one of one hundred distinguished graduates of Spears School at Oklahoma State during its Centennial Anniversary celebration, and in 2015 was inducted into the Spears School Hall of Fame.  He received his undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees from Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University, and Michigan State University, respectively. 

The Outstanding Service Award recognizes outstanding services to the Association other than educational and research contributions. The prestigious award is intended only for rare events or milestones achieved.  For 2016, the American Accounting Association is extremely pleased to be able to bestow this award on Michael A. Diamond and George W. Krull, Jr. in honor of their dedicated service to the education and practice of accounting.


Richard G. Sloan receives the AAA 2016 Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award

Sarasota, FL, August 10, 2016 – The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Richard G. Sloan as recipient of the Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for his article, “Do Stock Prices Fully Reflect Information in Accruals and Cash Flows About Future Earnings?”  This AAA award was presented to Professor Sloan in the form of a unique glass art piece on Monday, August 8th at the AAA 2016 Annual Meeting in New York, NY. 

Richard G. Sloan with Research Committee Chair Terry Shevlin

Richard G. Sloan holds the Emile R. Niemela Chair in Accounting and International Business at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business. From 2006 to 2009, Sloan was Managing Director of Equity Research at Barclays Global Investors. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.  Professor Sloan’s research focuses on the role of accounting information in investment decisions and he has received numerous awards for his research on earnings quality.  He is the coauthor (with Russell Lundholm) of Equity Valuation and Analysis, published by McGraw-Hill Irwin and now in its third edition. He is also an editor of the Review of Accounting Studies. Professor Sloan holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Rochester and a BCom from the University of Western Australia.

The Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award is intended to recognize works that have stood the test of time and have contributed in a fundamental way to later research. Seminal is defined as "having the character of an originative power, principle or source; containing or contribution to the seed of later development." For 2016, the American Accounting Association is very proud to give this award to Richard G. Sloan for his exceptional work.


 

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