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Press Releases for the 2017 AAA Award Winners

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Edmund Outslay, Susan M. Curtis, and Cathy J. Scott to receive the 2017 American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize

Lakewood Ranch, FL, June 21, 2017 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Edmund Outslay, Susan M. Curtis, and Cathy J. Scott as recipients of the AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize. Edmund Outslay is the recipient of the graduate award, Susan M. Curtis is the recipient of the undergraduate award, and Cathy J. Scott is the recipient of the two-year college award. The awards will be presented to each recipient in the form of a solid silver medal and a monetary prize of $25,000 at the Monday plenary on August 7, 2017 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Edmund Outslay is a Professor of Accounting and the Deloitte/Michael Licata Endowed Professor of Taxation in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Michigan State University, where he has taught since 1981. His primary teaching and research interests are in accounting for income taxes, international taxation, and mergers and acquisitions.  He currently teaches integrated classes in business combinations and consolidations, multinational taxation and accounting, and accounting for income taxes.  Professor Outslay is active in the doctoral program, mentoring students with an interest in tax accounting.  He is the co-author of three tax textbooks.  He has presented to the Treasury, IRS, Office of Tax Analysis and testified before the Senate Finance Committee.

Michigan State has honored Professor Outslay with the Presidential Award for Outstanding Community Service, Distinguished Faculty Award, John D. Withrow Teacher-Scholar Award, Senior Class Council Distinguished Faculty Award, and the MSU Teacher-Scholar Award.  He was one of the initial recipients of the MSU Curricular Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Award.  Outslay received the lifetime Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Tax Association (ATA) and the Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award from the Michigan Association of CPAs.  He also received the ATA Teaching Innovation Award for his innovative approach to integrating the teaching of tax and financial accounting.  Professor Outslay has served as president of the ATA and as editor of the Journal of the American Tax Association.

Susan M. Curtis is a lecturer at the University of Illinois-Urbana, where she earned her doctorate in accountancy.  She has been teaching the first introductory accounting course for 17 years and next year will reach the milestone of having taught over 20,000 students! In 2015, the Illinois Student Senate recognized Professor Curtis with a Teaching Excellence Award, the only campus-wide teaching honor bestowed solely by students.  She is currently working with a colleague on a digitally-native instructional resource for financial accounting. Professor Curtis is passionate about teaching and evidence-based continuous improvement in accounting education. She actively engages in and supports development of learning interventions and materials.  She promotes development of interventions and learning materials that are based on strongly-principled instructional design and learning theory.  An associate editor, recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer, and a published accounting education action researcher, she regularly engages in empirical testing of her teaching practice and advocates rigorous classroom-based testing using qualitative as well as quantitative evidence.

Thankful for the many opportunities to be engaged with other accounting educators through AAA, Professor Curtis is a regular presenter and participant at the Annual and Region Meetings.  She also continues to serve as a member of the Teaching Learning and Curriculum (TLC) Award Committee, as the TLC Midwest Coordinator, and as a co-chair of the TLC Faculty-Development--Research Committee. She is a member of the review board for Issues in Accounting Education.

Cathy J. Scott is a Professor of Accounting and Department Chair at Navarro College. She transitioned into academia after a 25-year career in the automotive industry. Professor Scott has a passion for improving accounting education and has published and spoken on effectively using technology in the classroom, improving online education, and engaging students with active learning. She is also the author of a College Accounting textbook, with a career approach focus, and the co-founder of the TeachingAndLearningToolbox.com, a website and blog that links technology to pedagogy as well as provides tips to successfully incorporate technology into courses.

Professor Scott currently serves as the AAA TYC Vice President and Council Member.She is also the AAA Southwest Region TLC Co-Coordinator and a board member for Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges (TACTYC). Additionally, she is a proud recipient of the Texas Society of CPA’s Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, the American Accounting Association’s Two-Year College Educator of the Year Award, and Navarro College’s Teaching of Excellence Award.

The AAA/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 2017, the AAA is honored to bestow this award to Edmund Outslay, Susan M. Curtis, and Cathy J. Scott..


Dan Amiram, Zahn Bozanic, and Ethan Rouen to receive the 2017 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award

Lakewood Ranch, FL, June 12, 2017 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Dan Amiram, Zahn Bozanic, and Ethan Rouen as recipients of the 2017 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award for their paper, “Financial Statement Errors: Evidence from the Distributional Properties of Financial Statement Numbers” published in the December 2015 issue of the Review of Accounting Studies. This AAA award, which is sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation, will be presented to each recipient in the form of a medal and monetary prize at the Tuesday plenary on August 8, 2017 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Dan Amiram is the Philip H. Geier Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and a visiting Associate Professor of Business at the Coller School of Management at Tel-Aviv University. Professor Amiram’s research focuses on the effects and consequences of frictions created by information asymmetry, taxation and business law on debt and equity markets around the world. He has conducted research in the areas of debt contracting, international taxation, foreign investments, financial distress and financial reporting fraud and misconduct that was published in top finance and accounting journals. Professor Amiram’s research provides evidence that information, taxation and business law play a significant role in investors' decision-making processes and shape the design of contracts and the financial system. Professor Amiram has received awards for both research and teaching. He is frequently asked by governmental organizations, corporations, financial institutions and the media (including the New York Times,  The Wall Street Journal and Forbes) to advice as an expert on various issues. Professor Amiram has vast experience in the corporate world. He served and currently serves on the board of directors, including as chairman of the audit committee, of various public and private corporations. He worked as part of the controller’s team for a multinational corporation, and for PwC as a senior auditor.

Zahn Bozanic is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at The Ohio State University. He earned his doctorate in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University, holds an MA degree from the University of Michigan, and holds a BA degree from the University of California at Berkeley. His primary research interests are in the areas of corporate disclosure, debt contracting, information intermediaries, and regulation. Professor Bozanic’s research has been published by outlets such as the Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and Contemporary Accounting Research. His fraud-related research on corporate disclosure has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and CFO.com and has been put into practice by commercial data vendors such as Audit Analytics and Bloomberg. Professor Bozanic teaches Financial Statement Analysis at the undergraduate and graduate levels. When not in the classroom or working on research, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children.

Ethan Rouen is an Assistant Professor in the Accounting and Management Unit at Harvard Business School. His primary research interests are in the areas of disclosure and the role that rank-and-file employees play in shaping firm behavior. He has received numerous awards and grants to support his research, including the Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship and the Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award from the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. Professor Rouen received his PhD in accounting, MBA, and MS in journalism from Columbia University, and his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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 2017, the AAA and the Deloitte Foundation are honored to be able to bestow this award to Dan Amiram, Zahn Bozanic, and Ethan Rouen.


David A. Wood to receive the 2017 AAA Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award

Lakewood Ranch, FL, June 12, 2017 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate David A. Wood as the recipient of the 2017 Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award for his article, “Comparing the Publication Process in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Psychology, and the Natural Sciences,” which was published in the September 2016 issue. This AAA award will be presented to the author in the form of a unique glass art piece and a $2,500 prize at the Tuesday luncheon on August 8, 2017 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

David A. Wood is an Associate Professor and the Andersen Fellow in the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. Professor Wood completed his PhD at Indiana University. He also received BS and MAcc degrees at Brigham Young University and a Masters of Business at Indiana University. At BYU, Professor Wood teaches accounting data analytics, accounting information systems, and experimental research design. He has published 50 articles in respected academic and practitioner journals. His research has won multiple accounting and ethics best paper awards. Professor Wood is the co-developer of the rankings at byuaccounting.net. He is married to the former Cindy Lunt, and they have four children, Jessica, Bryan, Derek, and Emily. In his spare time,he enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, and woodworking.

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 2017, the American Accounting Association is honored to be able to bestow this award to David A. Wood.


Daniel Saavedra and Yiwei Dou to receive the 2017 AAA Competitive Manuscript Award

Lakewood Ranch, FL, June 12, 2017 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Daniel Saavedra and Yiwei Dou as recipients of the 2017 Competitive Manuscript Award. Daniel Saavedra’s manuscript is “Renegotiation and the Choice of Covenants in Debt Contracts,” and Yiwei Dou’s manuscript is “The Spillover Effect of Consolidating Securitization Entities on Small Business Lending.” This AAA award will be presented to Daniel Saavedra and Yiwei Dou in the form of unique glass art pieces at the Wednesday plenary on August 9, 2017 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Daniel Saavedra is an Assistant Professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he teaches the introductory financial accounting class to MBA students. Professor Saavedra graduated (PhD and MBA) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015. His main research interests are financial contracting and corporate taxation. Professor Saavedra's thesis investigates how the prospect of future renegotiations affects the design of loan contracts. The members of his dissertation committee were Anna Costello, Michelle Hanlon, Rodrigo Verdi, and Joseph Weber (Chair).

Yiwei Dou is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the NYU Stern School of Business, where he teaches Financial Accounting to undergraduate and MBA students. His research focuses on causes and consequences of financial reporting decisions, with a special interest in accounting and disclosure practices of financial institutions. His work has been published in leading academic journals including The Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting & Economics. In his award-winning paper, Dou demonstrates that a recent regulation, aimed at harnessing risk in securitization by removing its off-balance-sheet treatment, reduces banks’ supply of small business loans, which are rarely securitized in the United States. The finding highlights a spillover effect outside of stated goals of the regulation. Professor Dou holds a PhD from University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, a Master in Economics from York University, Canada, and a Bachelor in Accounting from Peking University, China.

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 2017, the American Accounting Association is very proud to give this award to Daniel Saavedra and Yiwei Dou for their exceptional work.


Linda Smith Bamber, John (Xuefeng) Jiang, and Isabel Yanyan Wang to receive the 2017 AAA Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award

Lakewood Ranch, FL, June 12, 2017 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award will be presented to Linda Smith Bamber, John (Xuefeng) Jiang, and Isabel Yanyan Wang for their work entitled, “What’s My Style? The Influence of Top Managers on Voluntary Corporate Financial Disclosure.”  This AAA award will be presented to Professors Bamber, Jiang, and Wang in the form of unique glass art pieces and a monetary prize at the Wednesday plenary on August 9, 2017 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Linda Smith Bamber is Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia. A CPA who received the bronze medal and Elijah Watt Sells Award on the CPA exam, Professor Bamber has been the Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, the MBA Outstanding Teacher, and the Terry College Teacher of the Year. She also received the Teall Innovation in Accounting Education Award and the Bulloch Award for Innovation in Management Accounting Education. Her former Ph.D. students are successful scholars; each has published in leading accounting journals, and two received the AAA’s Competitive Manuscript Award. Professor Bamber received the Terry College of Business Outstanding Research Award. A former editor of The Accounting Review and associate editor of Accounting Horizons, she was active in the AAA, including 15 years at the New Faculty Consortium. As a result of her research, teaching, and service contributions, Professor Bamber was honored as the AAA’s 2009 Outstanding Educator.

John (Xuefeng) Jiang is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Michigan State University. His research is interdisciplinary and innovative. He gathers novel data and utilizes natural experiments to answer questions at the interface of accounting and finance. His research shows that the issuer-pay model leads to biased credit ratings by evaluating ratings in the 1970s when Moody’s charged issuers while S&P charged investors. By analyzing the stock market reactions to Bob Herz’s unexpected resignation in 2010, Professor Jiang and his coauthors were able to quantify a single board member’s impact on a substantial accounting policy. His research highlights the importance of individuals in making business decisions and shifts the literature’s attention from CEOs to CFOs in examining managers’ incentives to manage earnings. Professor Jiang is a passionate teacher. He was voted the Best Undergraduate Teacher multiple times by the graduating class. He has degrees from Renmin University of China and the University of Georgia.

Isabel Yanyan Wang is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on the impact of regulations and individual top executives on corporate financial reporting and disclosure behavior. Professor Wang has published in top journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies. Her dissertation won the Competitive Manuscript Award from the American Accounting Association and the Best Dissertation Award from the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section in 2006. She currently serves on the editorial board of The Accounting Review. She has taught financial accounting, international accounting, and doctoral seminars at Michigan State University, and has won the Outstanding Teacher Award, the Roland F. Salmonson Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, and the Faculty Excellence in Research Award. Professor Wang received her PhD in Accounting from the University of Georgia and her BS and MS in accounting from Renmin University of China.

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 2017, the AAA is honored to be able to bestow this award to Linda Smith Bamber, John (Xuefeng) Jiang, and Isabel Yanyan Wang.


Gráinne Oates and Dan Hunter to receive the Ernst & Young Foundation-sponsored 2017 Innovation in Accounting Education Award

Lakewood Ranch, FL, June 12, 2017- The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Innovation in Accounting Education Award will be awarded to Gráinne Oates and Dan Hunter for their work, “Quitch,” a content-neutral gamified mobile learning platform. This AAA award, which is sponsored by the Ernst & Young Foundation, will be presented to the winners in the form of unique glass art pieces and a monetary prize at the Wednesday plenary on August 9, 2017 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Gráinne Oates is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Swinburne Business School and is the CEO of Quitch (http://quitch.com/). As well as teaching accounting in Australia, she has sought international experience and has taught in Vietnam and Singapore. She is motivated to improve the student learning experience and outcomes for students. She achieves this through the on-going development and use of innovative technologies and teaching methods for which she has received a number of awards. Dr. Oates is the originator of the idea behind Quitch, a content-neutral gamified mobile learning platform. In addition, she works with a team to conduct research and provide empirical evidence on the benefits of innovative technologies in education. She publishes on topics relating to learning and teaching with a special focus on teaching innovations to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes.

Dan Hunter is the Foundation Dean of Swinburne Law School. He holds computer science and law degrees from Monash University (Australia), a Masters in artificial intelligence and law from Melbourne University (Australia) and a PhD in cognitive science from Cambridge University. He is an international expert on the intersection of computers and law, and has been tenured faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and New York Law School. He is the author of books on gamification and intelligent legal systems, and the author of numerous articles on intellectual property and internet law. He is one of the developers of Quitch, a mobile platform that is transforming higher education.

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 2017, the American Accounting Association and the Ernst & Young Foundation are very pleased to give this award to Gráinne Oates and Dan Hunter.


Derek K. Oler and William R. Pasewark to receive the 2017 Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award

Lakewood Ranch, FL, June 12, 2017 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to congratulate Derek K. Oler and William R. Pasewark as recipients of the Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award for their paper, “How to Review a Paper.” This AAA award will be presented to the authors in the form of unique glass art pieces and a $2,500 prize at the Tuesday luncheon on August 8, 2017 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Derek K. Oler is the Jerry S. Rawls Associate Professor of Accounting at the School of Accounting at Texas Tech University. Professor Oler was born and raised in Alberta, Canada. He served an LDS mission in West Virginia, received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Alberta, and worked as an auditor for the Auditor General of Alberta and for KPMG in Edmonton, Alberta. After obtaining professional designations as a Chartered Accountant and a CPA, he earned his PhD in accounting from Cornell University. Professor Oler's research has been published in a number of journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Issues in Accounting Education, The Financial Review, Research in Accounting Regulation, and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. He is also an avid cyclist who rode from Seattle to Boston on a road bike in the summer of 2014.

William R. Pasewark is the Webster Professor of Business and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research at Texas Tech University. He received his PhD and MBA at Texas A&M University and a BBA in finance from the University of Texas. Professor Pasewark is certified as a public accountant (CPA) in Texas and a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Previously he was a professor at the University of Georgia and the University of Houston, a financial analyst for Exxon (now ExxonMobil), and a credit analyst for the largest bank in San Antonio, Texas. Professor Pasewark has also taught continuing professional education and in-house education programs at several major accounting firms, banks, and oil companies. He was editor of Issues in Accounting Education from 2010 to 2012.

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 2017, the American Accounting Association is honored to be able to bestow this award to Derek K. Oler and William R. Pasewark.


Stephen A. Zeff to receive the 2017 AAA Lifetime Service Award

Lakewood Ranch, FL, June 12, 2017—The American Accounting Association (AAA) is very proud to congratulate Stephen A. Zeff as recipient of the 2017 AAA Lifetime Service Award. This AAA award will be presented in the form of a unique glass art piece to Stephen A. Zeff at the Wednesday plenary on August 9, 2017 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Stephen A. Zeff is the Keith Anderson Professor of Accounting at Rice University. He was Editor of The Accounting Review (1978-83) and past President of the American Accounting Association (1985-86). He was also the AAA’s Distinguished International Visiting Lecturer in Latin America in 1977, giving all of his lectures in Spanish. In 1988, the AAA presented him with its Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. In 2009, he received the inaugural Anthony G. Hopwood Award for Academic Leadership from the European Accounting Association, and in 2011 the International Federation of Accountants gave him its inaugural IFAC International Gold Service Award. In 2002, he was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame.

Professor Zeff is author or editor of 31 books and has written more than 100 articles. He serves on the editorial board of fifteen research journals edited in ten countries. He was book review editor of The International Journal of Accounting from 1997 to 2003 and was book review editor of The Accounting Review from 2006 to 2015. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, University of Chicago, Harvard Business School, Northwestern University, and the University of Texas at Austin, and at universities in Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands. He served on the advisory council to the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and he was a public member of the planning committee of the AICPA's Auditing Standards Board. From 1981 to 2009, he was a member of the executive committee/board of the European Accounting Association. Since 1991, he has been a member of the academic panel of the UK's Accounting Standards Board/Financial Reporting Council, and from 1991 to 2002 he served as International Research Adviser to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He has lectured in over 55 countries.

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 2017, the American Accounting Association is extremely pleased to be able to bestow this award on Stephen A. Zeff in honor of his dedicated service to the education and practice of accounting.


Panos N. Patatoukas to receive the AICPA-sponsored 2017 AAA Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award

Lakewood Ranch, FL, June 12, 2017 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Panos N. Patatoukas as the recipient of the 2017 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for his work entitled, “Customer-Base Concentration: Implications for Firm Performance and Capital Markets.” This AAA award, which is sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), will be presented in the form of a unique glass art piece and a $2,500 prize at the Tuesday plenary on August 8, 2017 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Panos N. Patatoukas is an Associate Professor with tenure at Berkeley-Haas. Prior to joining Berkeley-Haas, Professor Patatoukas received his PhD, MPhil, and MA from Yale University, his MSc (with highest distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and his BA in Accounting and Finance (summa cum laude and valedictorian of his class) from Athens University of Economics and Business. His work focuses on interdisciplinary capital markets research and informs questions that bridge the gap between academics and practitioners. Professor Patatoukas has won several prestigious research and teaching awards including the Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award (twice, for 2012 and 2015), which is the highest teaching award bestowed upon instructors by Berkeley-Haas MBA students, the Schwabacher Award, which is the highest honor for distinction in research and teaching bestowed upon Berkeley-Haas tenure-track professors, and the Hellman Fellows Award, which is bestowed by the U.C. Berkeley Chancellor for excellence in research. For his record of accomplishments, Professor Patatoukas has been selected as the Top-10 Business School Professors under-40 by Fortune.

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 2017, the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants are very pleased to give this award to Panos N. Patatoukas.


Mary E. Barth and Karen V. Pincus to receive the AAA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation-sponsored 2017 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Lakewood Ranch, FL, June 12, 2017 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) is very pleased to congratulate Mary E. Barth and Karen V. Pincus as recipients of the 2017 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 Barth’s and Pincus’ wishes. This award will be presented at the Tuesday plenary on August 8, 2017 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Mary E. Barth is the Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business (GSB). She was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School and an Arthur Andersen & Co audit partner. Professor Barth chairs the International Monetary Fund External Audit Committee, and was an International Accounting Standards Board member, AAA President, and GSB Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She received the GSB’s coveted MBA Distinguished Teaching Award, PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award, and Robert J. Davis Award for lifetime service as a faculty member. Professor Barth is a prolific researcher whose research has received several prestigious awards. She is Senior Editor of The Accounting Review, and has been an Editor of Management Science and Co-editor of Journal of Financial Reporting. Professor Barth 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.

Karen V. Pincus is the Doyle Z. and Maynette Derr Williams Professor of Accounting at the University of Arkansas, where she chaired the Walton College’s accounting and business law faculty from 1995-2007. Dr. Pincus’s research and teaching areas emphasize audit judgment, fraud detection, and accounting education. She has served as a member of the editorial boards of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and Issues in Accounting Education. Professor Pincus is known for her work in curriculum development and international accounting education. She served as the U.S. member of the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) from 2006-2011 and as Deputy Chair of the Board in 2010 and 2011. She has spoken widely on international accounting education including presentations in France, China, El Salvador, Mexico, South Africa, Australia and at the U. N. Conference on Trade and Development November 2008 and March 2011 meetings in Geneva. Dr. Pincus served as American Accounting Association President in 2012-2013 and as a member of the AICPA Board of Directors from 2008-2011. She currently serves as a member of the Board of the Walton Arts Center Foundation. In 2006 and 2013, Accounting Today included Dr. Pincus on its list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.

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 2017, the American Accounting Association and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation are very pleased to give this award to Mary E. Barth and Karen V. Pincus.


 

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