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Press Releases for the 2019 AAA Award Winners

  • AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize
  • Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award
  • Competitive Manuscript Award
  • Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award
  • Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award
  • Innovation in Accounting Education Award
  • Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award
  • Lifetime Service Award
  • Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award
  • Outstanding Accounting Educator Award
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award

  • Each 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.


     

    William E. McCarthy, Margarita Maria Lenk, and Jill Mitchell to receive the 2019 American Accounting Association /
    J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook / Deloitte Foundation Prize


    Lakewood Ranch, FL - June 20, 2019 -
    The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate William E. McCarthy, Margarita Maria Lenk, and Jill Mitchell as recipients of the AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize. William E. McCarthy is the recipient of the graduate award, Margarita Maria Lenk is the recipient of the undergraduate award, and Jill Mitchell 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 12, 2019 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    William E. (Bill) McCarthy is a Professor of Accounting and Information Systems at Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1978, majoring in accounting and minoring in computer science.

    He was the recipient of the MSU Department of Accounting's “Roland F. Salmonson Outstanding Teaching Award” in 1985, 1993, 2003, 2011, and 2019. In 1999, he was given the “Withrow Teacher-Scholar Award,” the lifetime teaching award from the Broad College of Business, and in 2000, he was presented with the MSU “Distinguished Faculty Award.” He has supervised nine doctoral dissertations and has served as an invited participant and faculty opponent on doctoral committees in Canada, Finland, Australia, Belgium, and Austria. He received the AAA “Innovation in Accounting Education Award” in 2003 and the AAA “Outstanding Accounting Educator Award” in 2008. His 1982 paper on REA (Resource-Event-Agent) accounting systems was given the first “Seminal Contribution to the Accounting Information Systems Literature Award” by the AAA-AIS Section in 1996. 

    Recently, he has been especially active in international e-commerce standardization efforts with the UN-based ebXML project; is an editor for the ISO-based Open-EDI initiative where he was the principal architect of the accounting and economic ontology for Open-EDI (ISO 15944-4); and in the area of blockchain, is the co-editor of a developing ISO standard (ISO 15944-15) for Distributed Business Transaction Repositories and Open Value Networks.

    Margarita Maria Lenk is an associate accounting professor at Colorado State University (CSU). Her Ph.D. is in Behavioral Systems from the University of South Carolina. At CSU her innovative courses integrate business, art,& philosophy and science, and emphasize the development of goal-driven critical thinking, research and inclusive professional communication skills. She has designed undergraduate courses in AIS, accounting professional skills, data analytics in financial accounting, and an honors program in financial accounting.

    Among many other awards, she has been awarded the CSU Board of Governors Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2009, Outstanding Educator for Strategic and Emerging Technologies in the American Accounting Association in 2006, and Outstanding Accounting Educator in the State of Colorado in 1997.

    She has helped over 100 institutions learn how to develop service-learning pedagogies and community partnerships solutions for local businesses, nonprofits and government agencies. She is a leader in professional service by chairing national committees, sectional leadership, and national conference programs for the American Accounting Association, the AICPA, the National Campus Compact and the KPMG PhD Project. She is also a national coach and mentor to minority faculty, students, and professionals. Her alumni have stated, “She cared so deeply for me and for my development that I stepped up my work, my goals, and my definition of success.”

    Jill Mitchell is a Professor of Accounting at Northern Virginia Community College, where she has taught since 2008. Since 2009, she has been an adjunct instructor at George Mason University (GMU). She is a past president of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance, and she served on the board of directors of the Virginia Society of CPAs. She is a co-author of College Accounting published by Wiley. She began her career with Ernst & Young’s Business Risk Services practice in Miami, Florida. 

    She is a certified internal auditor and earned an MS in accountancy from the University of Virginia and a BBA in management information systems from the University of Georgia honors program. Recently, she earned an MEd in Instructional Design Technology from GMU. Jill is the 2019 recipient of the Virginia Community College System Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence that is awarded annually to one teaching faculty member, and she is a 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award, the Commonwealth’s highest honor for faculty of Virginia’s universities and colleges and recognizes superior accomplishments in teaching, research, and public service.

    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 2019, the AAA is honored to bestow this award to William E. McCarthy, Margarita Maria Lenk, and Jill Mitchell.


     

    Clive S. Lennox and Xi Wu to receive the American Accounting Association
    2019 Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award


    Lakewood Ranch, FL - June 13, 2019
     - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Clive S. Lennox and Xi Wu as the recipients of the 2019 Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award for their article, “A Review of the Archival Literature on Audit Partners,” which was published in the June 2018 issue. 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 13, 2019 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
     

    Clive S. Lennox is a Chair Professor of the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California. His research interests are in auditing, fraud, disclosure, and empirical methods. He has published more than twenty articles in the top-tier accounting journals and has received numerous prizes including the Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award from the American Accounting Association in 2016. Professor Lennox is an editor at Contemporary Accounting Research, and he is an editorial board member or associate editor at the Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Journal of Accounting Research. In his spare time, he enjoys watching soccer and skiing with his wife, son and daughter.


    Xi Wu
    is a Professor at the School of Accountancy and Vice Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), China. He received his doctorate degree from the CUFE in 2005. Prior to joining CUFE in July 2006, he had worked at the Professional Standards Department of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants since September 2001 and served as a technical advisor of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board during 2002 and 2003. His research interests focus on financial accounting and auditing. Professor Wu’s research work has appeared in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting Horizons, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and The International Journal of Accounting. He is an ad-hoc editor at Contemporary Accounting Research, and an associate editor at China Journal of Accounting Studies.

    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 members of the American Accounting Association. For 2019, the American Accounting Association is honored to be able to bestow this award to Clive S. Lennox and Xi Wu.


    Ethan Rouen to receive the American Accounting Association 2019 Competitive Manuscript Award


    Lakewood Ranch, FL - June 13, 2019
    The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Ethan Rouen as recipient of the 2019 Competitive Manuscript Award. Professor Rouen's manuscript is “Rethinking Measurement of Pay Disparity and its Relation to Firm Performances.”  This AAA award will be presented to him in the form of a unique glass art piece at the Wednesday plenary on August 14, 2019 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    Ethan Rouen is an assistant professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. His current research interest focuses on understanding what gives rise to income inequality and how to best measure inequality to develop better strategies for addressing this issue. More broadly, he is interested in how to measure the impact and value of human capital. He also conducts research on the consequences of corporate taxes and how to detect irregularities in accounting numbers. Professor Rouen’s research has been published in The Accounting Review, ManagementScience, and The Review of Accounting Studies. He frequently appears in and writes for the popular press on issues related to his research. In his free time, he loves to read, run, and teach his dog to be an upstanding citizen.

    The Competitive Manuscript Award was created to encourage research among members of the AAA 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 2019, the American Accounting Association is very proud to give this award to Ethan Rouen for his exceptional work.


    Emily E. Griffith, Jacqueline S. Hammersley, and Kathryn Kadous to receive the
    2019 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award


    Lakewood Ranch, FL - June 13, 2019
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    The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Emily E. Griffith, Jacqueline S. Hammersley, and Kathryn Kadous as the recipients of the 2019 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award for their paper, “Audits of Complex Estimates as Verification of Management Numbers: How Institutional Pressures Shape Practice,” published in the Fall 2015 issue of Contemporary Accounting Research. This AAA award, which is sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation, will be presented to Professors Griffith, Hammersley, and Kadous in the form of a medal and monetary prize at the Tuesday plenary on August 13, 2019 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    Emily E. Griffith is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches auditing at the undergraduate and graduate level. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Georgia in May 2014.  She is also a graduate of Texas A&M University, a certified public accountant in the state of Texas, and a member of the inaugural class of the AICPA Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program. Professor Griffith’s research focuses on auditor judgments about complex estimates and the involvement of non-audit professionals in auditing. Her work examines factors and interventions that help auditors combine information from diverse sources to identify problems within estimates.  Her work has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.

    Jacqueline S. Hammersley is an accounting Professor at The University of Georgia.  Her current research focuses on the factors that affect auditor performance when auditing complex estimates. She has published papers in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She has received the Outstanding Dissertation Advisor Award, the Best Paper with a PhD Student Award, and the Best Paper Award all from the Auditing Section of the AAA. She also has received the American Accounting Association’s Competitive Manuscript Award. In 2016, she received the Terry College of Business Outstanding Teacher Award and she has received many grants from the Center for Audit Quality. Professor Hammersley is an editor for The Accounting Review, a past editor for Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, and she is on several editorial boards.  She teaches advanced auditing to master’s students and a doctoral seminar on experimental auditing research.


    Kathryn Kadous is the Schaefer Chaired Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean of Ph.D. Programs at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. She earned a BSBA degree from Creighton University and MAS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois. Professor Kadous’ research considers judgment and decision-making issues in auditing and accounting. Her current research is focused primarily on using psychology theory to examine how individual, contextual, and task features impact auditors’ cognitive processing, professional skepticism, and judgment quality. Her research has been published in The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and other journals.  Professor Kadous has served two terms as Editor for both The Accounting Review and Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. She is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Accounting Research and President of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association.

    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 2019, the AAA and the Deloitte Foundation are honored to be able to bestow this award to Emily E. Griffith, Jacqueline S. Hammersley, and Kathryn Kadous.


    S.P. Kothari, Andrew J. Leone, and Charles E. Wasley to receive the American Accounting Association
    2019 Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award


    Lakewood Ranch, FL - June 13, 2019
     - The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that the 2019 Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award will be presented to S.P. Kothari, Andrew J. Leone, and Charles E. Wasley for their work entitled, “Performance matched discretionary accrual measures,” published in the February 2005 issue of the Journal of Accounting and Economics. This AAA award will be presented to Professors Kothari, Leone, and Wasley in the form of unique glass art pieces and a monetary prize at the Wednesday plenary on August 14, 2019 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    S.P. Kothari was named the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) in March 2019. He oversees economists, data scientists, and other professionals who provide financial economics and data science in support of the SEC’s mission. Dr. Kothari joined the SEC from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was a professor of accounting and finance and a former Deputy Dean. His research interests include financial reporting, valuation, asset allocation, international accounting practices, executive compensation, investment performance, and derivatives. Dr. Kothari has served as global head of equity research for Barclays Global Investors; the Co-Chair of the Board of Governors Asia School of Business, Kuala Lumpur; faculty director of the MIT-India Program; and editor of the academic publication Journal of Accounting and Economics.

    Andrew J. Leone is the Keith I. DeLashmutt Chair of Accounting Information & Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  Prior to joining Kellogg, Professor Leone held tenure-track appointments at the University of Miami, Penn State, and the University of Rochester. His research examines the role of accounting information in contracting and the capital markets. He has published in leading academic journals, including: Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Health Economics, and Management Science. His research has been recognized with several awards, including the AAA Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, 2013; Emerald Management Review’s Citations of Excellence Award, 2012; and the AAA’s Management Accounting Section Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Research Award, 2005. Professor Leone has served on the editorial boards of Contemporary Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the Journal of Management Accounting Research.

    Charles E. Wasley is a Professor of Accounting and the Joseph and Janice Willett Distinguished Scholar at the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. His research interests are the role of accounting information in capital markets which encompasses the pricing of firm-level accounting numbers; the aggregate earnings–aggregate return relation; voluntary disclosure by IPO firms; and methodological issues. Professor Wasley’s research has been published in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research and the Journal of Financial Economics. Prior to joining the University of Rochester in 1999, he held appointments at the University of Iowa and Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Wasley earned his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Iowa. In his spare time, he travels extensively with his teenage son to national parks, history museums, airshows, air and space museums, baseball stadiums, and aquariums. 


    The Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award is presented annually to that work or related works published more than five years but not more than 15 years prior to the year of the award and recognizes accounting research based on uniqueness and magnitude of contribution to accounting education, practice and/or future accounting research, originality and innovative content, clarity and organization of exposition and soundness and appropriateness of methodology. For 2019, the AAA is honored to be able to bestow this award to S.P. Kothari, Andrew J. Leone, and Charles E. Wasley.


    Markus Ahrens and Cathy Scott, and A. Faye Borthick, Gary P. Schneider, and Therese R. Viscelli to receive
    the Ernst & Young Foundation-sponsored 
    2019 Innovation in Accounting Education Award


    Lakewood Ranch, FL - June 13, 2019 
    The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that the 2019 Innovation in Accounting Education Award will be presented to Markus Ahrens and Cathy Scott for their website, "Teaching and Learning Toolbox," and to A. Faye Borthick, Gary P. Schneider, and Therese R. Viscelli for their work, “Analyzing data for decision making: Integrating spreadsheet modeling and database querying,” published in the February 2017 issue of Issues in Accounting Education. This AAA award, which is sponsored by the Ernst & Young Foundation, will be presented to Professors Ahrens and Scott and to Professors Borthick, Schneider, and Viscelli in the form of unique glass art pieces and monetary prizes at the Wednesday plenary on August 14, 2019 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    Markus Ahrens joined St. Louis Community College-Meramec in 2001 and currently serves as the Accounting Program Chair. Prior to his teaching career, he worked as an accountant for 15 years. Since 2006, Professor Ahrens has taught as an adjunct professor in the Master of Health Administration Program at St. Louis University. In addition, he is a licensed CPA and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has received national and state awards for his teaching and his innovation in the classroom, including most recently, the 2018 Missouri Society of CPA’s Outstanding Educator of the Year Award.  In addition, Professor Ahrens is the proud recipient of the 2016 American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize. He also received the 2018 and 2013 AICPA Bea Sanders Innovation Awards in Teaching Introductory Accounting Courses. He was awarded the 2017 Educator of the Year Award from the American Accounting Association Two-Year College Section. Furthermore, Professor Ahrens was recognized in 2018 and 2007 for the Innovation of the Year awarded by the League for Innovation. 

    Cathy Scott is currently an Associate Professor of Business Accounting and Program Co-Coordinator at the University of North Texas–Dallas. Previously, she spent eleven years as a Professor of Accounting/Department Chair at Navarro College.  Professor Scott has a passion for improving accounting education. She has published or spoken extensively on effectively using technology to improve learning, enhancing student engagement, and the future of accounting education. She is the author of a college accounting textbook, and the co-founder of the TeachingAndLearningToolbox.com, a website/blog that links technology to pedagogy, providing tips to successfully incorporate technology into courses. She has a broad service record, including AAA where she currently serves as the Two-Year College Section President and Council Member, Chair of the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (TLC) Section Midyear Meeting/Colloquium, TLC Webmaster, Membership Committee, and the Annual Meeting At-Large/Pre-Conference Program Committees. Professor Scott is also a proud recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the 2017 American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize.


    A. Faye Borthick
    , Professor of Accountancy, Georgia State University, specializes in accounting information systems and IT auditing. Her research concerns the development of expertise for querying databases to solve business problems, representing business processes and making inferences from them, and designing and evaluating internal control in highly automated settings. To enable her research and teaching, she has created data analytic learning experiences for database querying, IT auditing, and taxation. Her data analytic cases have received numerous awards. She has been the director of a campus center for teaching and learning with technology. Her articles have appeared in Accounting, Organizations and Society, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Information Systems, and Decision Support Systems. She has been the editor of the Journal of Information Systems and is now an associate editor for Issues in Accounting Education. She gardens with her flocks in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

    Gary P. Schneider is a professor of accounting at California State University, Monterey Bay. He previously taught at Quinnipiac University, where he served as accounting department chair and held the William S. Perlroth professorship, and the University of San Diego, where he served as academic director of the school’s graduate programs in electronic commerce and information systems and held the Clarence Steber professorship. He has written nine books and more than 100 research papers and has consulted for Gartner, Gateway, Honeywell, the National Science Foundation, Qualcomm, and the U.S. Department of Commerce. His work has appeared in Accounting Horizons, the Journal of Information Systems, the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting and Issues in Accounting Education. In 2013, he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara. He is a licensed CPA in Ohio, where he practiced public accounting for 14 years.

    Therese R. Viscelli, DBA, is a visiting professor at Mercer University, Macon, GA. Dr. Viscelli earned a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Accounting from Kennesaw State University. She has also earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in Textiles from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Viscelli came to Mercer University from Auburn University.  Her research interests include Enterprise Risk Management, educational case work, and accounting information systems. She has been published in Accounting Horizons and Issues in Accounting Education. Dr. Viscelli has taught classes in financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, accounting information systems, advanced MS Excel and MS Access in solving accounting problems, and communication in business. Dr. Viscelli has also taught at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University. Prior to receiving her DBA, Dr. Viscelli spent 30 years in IT project management, ERP system development and implantation, and data analytics.

    The annual Innovation in Accounting Education Award is intended to encourage innovation and improvement in accounting education. It recognizes significant programmatic changes or a significant activity, concept, or set of educational materials. Submissions are judged by their innovation, demonstrated educational benefits, and adaptability by other academic institutions or to other situations. For 2019, the American Accounting Association and the Ernst & Young Foundation are very pleased to give this award to Markus Ahrens and Cathy Scott, and to A. Faye Borthick, Gary P. Schneider, and Therese R. Viscelli.


    Lauren M. Cunningham and Sarah E. Stein to receive the American Accounting Association
    2019 Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award


    Lakewood Ranch, FL - June 13, 2019
    The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to congratulate Lauren M. Cunningham and Sarah E. Stein as recipients of the 2019 Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award for their paper, “Using Visualization Software in the Audit of Revenue Transactions to Identify Anomalies,” which was published in the November 2018 issue. 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 13, 2019 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    Lauren M. Cunningham is an assistant professor of accounting in the Haslam College of Business at The University of Tennessee and the director of research for the C. Warren Neel Corporate Governance Center. Her research focuses on financial reporting quality and the influence of auditors, regulators, institutional investors, corporate executives, and boards. She has published in The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, and Accounting Horizons and presented at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as well as conferences internationally. As audit curriculum coordinator at Tennessee, she also enjoys developing case studies to help prepare students for their future careers and has published in Issues in Accounting Education. Professor Cunningham sits on the editorial boards for Accounting Horizons and Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. She earned her Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Arkansas. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., she worked as an audit manager with Grant Thornton.

    Sarah E. Stein is an assistant professor and the Deloitte Foundation Faculty Fellow in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Missouri in 2013 and also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from Truman State University. Prior to entering academia, she worked as an audit manager at Deloitte in Denver, Colorado. Professor Stein’s research interests relate to topics involving audit quality, auditor expertise, accounting associations, and complex estimates. Her work is published in The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, and Current Issues in Auditing. She teaches undergraduate and graduate auditing and has published audit-related case studies in Issues in Accounting Education and Current Issues in Auditing. 

    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 members of the American Accounting Association. For 2019, the American Accounting Association is honored to be able to bestow this award to Lauren M. Cunningham and Sarah E. Stein.


    Mary E. Barth and Ellen Glazerman to receive the American Accounting Association 
    2019 Lifetime Service Award


    Lakewood Ranch, FL - June 13, 2019 
    - The American Accounting Association (AAA) is very proud to congratulate Mary E. Barth and Ellen Glazerman as recipients of the 2019 Lifetime Service Award. This AAA award will be presented in the form of unique glass art pieces at the Tuesday luncheon on August 13, 2019 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    Mary E. Barth is the Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting, Emerita at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business (GSB).  She was a Harvard Business School Associate Professor and Arthur Andersen & Co audit partner.  She is a prolific researcher whose research has received several prestigious awards. Her research focuses on global financial accounting and reporting, particularly topics relevant to accounting standard setters. She is Senior Editor of The Accounting Review and a Financial Accounting Foundation Trustee. She was an International Accounting Standards Board member, AAA President, GSB Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and International Monetary Fund External Audit Committee Chair.  She received the GSB’s MBA, MSx, and Ph.D. teaching awards, and Davis Award for lifetime faculty member service.  She is a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame. She holds an AB from Cornell University, MBA from Boston University, Ph.D. from Stanford University, and three honorary doctorate degrees.

    Ellen Glazerman is the Executive Director of the Ernst & Young Foundation, and the Americas Director of University Relations for EY. Formerly the EY Americas Director of Campus Recruiting, she joined Ernst & Young LLP in 1993. She is part of the Office for Public Policy, the firm’s Recruiting Leadership Team and is a certified Executive Coach. In her roles for EY, she has been deeply engaged with accounting and business education and educators for more than 25 years. She has held many roles in the AAA, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), and the Pathways Commission. She serves as a board member for the Graduate Management Admission Council, the Leventhal School Board of Advisors and the Brigham Young University (BYU) School of Accounting Board of Advisors. She is a past board member of AACSB, Gina Gibney Dance Company, Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and the Tyra Banks Foundation, among others. Prior to joining EY, she spent nine years as a development officer, raising private money for several universities    

    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 2019, the American Accounting Association is extremely pleased to be able to bestow this award on Mary E. Barth and Ellen Glazerman in honor of their dedicated service to the education and practice of accounting.


    Yaniv Konchitchki and Panos N. Patatoukas to receive the AICPA-sponsored
    2019 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award


    Lakewood Ranch, FL - June 13, 2019 
    - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Yaniv Konchitchki and Panos N. Patatoukas as the recipients of the 2019 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for their works entitled, “Accounting Earnings and Gross Domestic Product,” featured in the February 2014 issue of the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and "Taking the Pulse of the Real Economy Using Financial Statement Analysis: Implications for Macro Forecasting and Stock Valuation," featured in the March 2014 issue of The Accounting Review.  This AAA award, which is sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), will be presented in the form of unique glass art pieces and a $2,500 prize at the Wednesday plenary on August 14, 2019 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    Yaniv Konchitchki is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. He received his Ph.D. (Business Administration) and MSc (Statistics) from Stanford University. He also holds a CPA license. Among others, he worked some years for PwC as a CPA and Senior Financial Analysis Expert. His expertise is in the interdisciplinary links between financial reporting and analysis, capital markets, and macroeconomics. His work focuses on the modeling and the resolution of real-world problems aimed at enhancing decision making, dealing with topics such as inflation, economic fluctuations/growth, monetary policy, real estate, inequality, and national accounting. He is a founding father of Macro-Accounting, a new research field that he has helped develop. Professor Konchitchki was recognized several times for exceptional merits in research and teaching, e.g., World’s Top 40 Under 40; Bakar, Hellman, and Schwabacher Fellows for Distinguished Research Excellence; Cheit Awards for Distinguished Teaching Excellence; and the American Accounting Association's Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Best Paper Award.

    Panos N. Patatoukas
    is a tenured Associate Professor and the L.H. Penney Chair in Accounting at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. He received his PhD, MPhil, and MA from Yale, his MSc from the London School of Economics, and his BA in accounting and finance (class valedictorian) from Athens University of Economics and Business. Professor Patatoukas’ work focuses on interdisciplinary capital markets research and informs “micro-to-macro” and “macro-to-micro” questions bridging the gap between academics and practitioners. He has received several prestigious teaching and research awards, including the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the highest award bestowed by the Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley for outstanding and meritorious teaching, the 2017 AAA/AICPA Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, and the 2011 American Accounting Association's Competitive Manuscript Award. For his record, Professor Patatoukas was selected as a top-10 Business School Professor under-40 by Fortune. He is the founding faculty director of the Berkeley executive education program on Financial Data Analysis.

    The Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award is given annually to that work published within five years of the year of the award which has withstood a rigorous process of screening and scrutiny based on certain criteria, such as uniqueness and potential magnitude of contribution to accounting education, practice and/or future accounting research, breadth of potential interest, originality and innovative content, clarity and organization of exposition and soundness and appropriateness of methodology. For 2019, the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants are very pleased to give this award to Yaniv Konchitchki and Panos N. Patatoukas.

    Joan Lee and Thomas J. Linsmeier to receive the PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Foundation-sponsored 2019 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award


    Lakewood Ranch, FL - June 13, 2019 
    The American Accounting Association (AAA) is very pleased to congratulate Joan Lee and Thomas J. Linsmeier as recipients of the 2019 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 Lee's and Linsmeier's wishes. This award will be presented at the Tuesday plenary on August 13, 2019 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    Joan Lee, CPA, is Professor of Accounting in Fairfield University’s Dolan School where she loves teaching and advising students.  She was co-recipient of the 2001 AAA Innovation in Accounting Education Award, was named Fairfield's 2008 Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year, received the Robert J. Spitzer, SJ Award from the Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education for service as President and Editor of the Journal of Jesuit Business Education (JJBE) in 2014, and received the Dolan School's inaugural Outstanding Advisor Award in 2018.  Dr. Lee has introduced numerous innovations in Introductory and Advanced Accounting and Accounting Ethics, which she has shared with her colleagues in publications, conferences, and workshops at the AAA Annual Meeting. She serves on the editorial board of several journals and continues as an editor of JJBE. Dr. Lee has been active in the AAA Public Interest Section, especially the Ethics Research Symposium.  


    Thomas J. Linsmeier is the Thomas G. Ragatz Accounting and Law Distinguished Chair at the Wisconsin School of Business. Dr. Linsmeier formerly was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. He also served on faculties at the University of Iowa, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Michigan State University and as Academic Fellow and Special Consultant to the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Dr. Linsmeier’s research has been published in The Accounting Review; Journal of Accounting Research; Review of Accounting Studies; Accounting Horizons; Management Science; Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance; and Financial Analysts Journal, amongst other journals.  Dr. Linsmeier also has served as president of the Financial Accounting and Reporting section of the American Accounting Association. He received his Ph.D. and MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

    The Outstanding Accounting Educator Award is presented to educators whose sustained and substantive contributions have been at universities other than large doctoral granting institutions and whose career contributions include educational innovation, excellence in teaching, publications, research guidance to graduate students and significant involvement in professional and academic societies and activities. For 2019, the American Accounting Association and the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation are very pleased to give this award to Joan Lee and Thomas J. Linsmeier.  


    Anne M. Farrell and Patricia M. Poli to receive the American Accounting Association
    2019 Outstanding Service Award


    Lakewood Ranch, FL - June 13, 2019
     - The American Accounting Association (AAA) congratulates Anne M. Farrell and Patricia M. Poli as the recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Service Award. This AAA award, which may be awarded at any time by the Board of Directors, will be presented to Professors Farrell and Poli in the form of unique glass art pieces at the Tuesday luncheon on August 13, 2019 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    Anne M. Farrell is the PricewaterhouseCoopers Professor of Accountancy at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business. She earned her Ph.D. from Michigan State, her M.S. from George Mason, and her B.B.A. from Notre Dame. Professor Farrell has served the AAA, Management Accounting Section (MAS) and the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section (ABO) in several roles, including MAS President and MAS and ABO Secretary/Treasurer. She chaired the AAA Task Force for Segment Financial Reporting. Her teaching and research focus on how management accounting influences and facilitates decision-making. Professor Farrell’s research has been published in top accounting, finance, and neuroscience journals and practitioner publications. She is editor at Behavioral Research in Accounting and Studies in Managerial and Financial Accounting. Prior to her doctoral program, she spent 14 years in practice in Washington, DC and New York. She is a CPA (inactive) and CGMA, and a AAA, CAAA, EAA, Society for Neuroeconomics, Ohio-Miami Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, AICPA, and IMA member.


    Patricia M. Poli is Associate Professor of Accounting at the Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University having served on its faculty since 1996 where she serves as Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma Advisor. She earned her Ph.D. from New York University. She served AAA on the Board of Directors as Director-Focusing on Segments (2015-18). She served on AAA Council as Chair (2013-14), and as a Council member for seven years (2001-02, 2003-04, and 2010-15). She served the International Accounting Section as President (2010-11).  Professor Poli also served as President (2003-04) of the Northeast Region. She has more than twenty-five years of teaching experience and is a Faculty Fellow of the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network. She has served on the Board of Directors of Beta Alpha Psi (2007-11). Professor Poli is a member of the Connecticut Society of CPAs and served on its Board of Governors and as its President (2005-06).


    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 2019, the American Accounting Association is extremely pleased to be able to bestow this award to Anne M. Farrell and Patricia M. Poli in honor of their dedicated service to the education and practice of accounting.


    Patricia M. Dechow to receive the American Accounting Association
    2019 Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award 

    Lakewood Ranch, FL - June 13, 2019 - The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Patricia M. Dechow as recipient of the 2019 Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for her article, “Accounting Earnings and Cash Flows as Measures of Firm Performance: The Role of Accounting Accruals,” published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics in July 1994. This AAA award will be presented to Professor Dechow in the form of a unique glass art piece on Monday, August 12 at the AAA 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    Patricia M. Dechow
    holds the Robert R. Dockson Chair of Business Administration & Accounting at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. She has held positions at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan; and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honors from The University of Western Australia and a Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Rochester. Her research is among the most highly cited in accounting and focusses on the nature and purpose of accounting accruals, evaluating the quality of earnings, and the effect of analysts' forecasts on investors’ perceptions of firm value. She has also developed measures that evaluate the likelihood a firm has manipulated its financial statements. Professor Dechow is currently the Managing Editor for the Review of Accounting Studies

    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 2019, the American Accounting Association is very proud to give this award to Patricia M. Dechow for her exceptional work.


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