Public Interest (PI) Section Slate of Officers for 2018–2019 Executive Committee

The 2017–2018 PI Nominations Committee announces the slate of officers for Chair-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice Chair-Director of Research, Vice Chair-Director of Education, and Vice Chair-Director of International Membership.

Candidates for the 2018–2019 PI Executive Committee positions are listed below. The election will open on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


  • Charles Stanley, Baylor University


  • Patrick Kelly, Providence College

Vice Chair-Director of Research

  • Anne Schnader, Suffolk University

Vice Chair-Director of Education

  • Michael Kraten, AQPQ Management Consulting

Vice Chair-Director of International Membership

  • Lisa Baudot, University of Central Florida

Voting Process

  • Consistent with the PI Bylaws, the slate will be posted 30 days in advance of the election and will include at least one (1) name for each position
  • Additional nominations may be made by a petition signed by ten (10) Regular Public Interest Section members submitted to the President 15 days prior to the beginning of the election. Additional nominations should be submitted to Amy Hageman, PI Chair at by Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11:59 Eastern Time.
  • Persons so nominated must previously have agreed to serve if elected.
  • The membership of the Section will be notified prior to the election of the nominations made by petition.
  • All elections will be conducted by mail, facsimile, or electronic vote.
  • Only Regular members of the Public Interest Section are eligible to vote.
  • Online voting shall take place between Thursday, August 16, 2018 and Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. (Detailed voting instructions will be provided later via email to Section Members.)

Nominations Committee (per PI Bylaws)

The Nominations Committee duties include soliciting candidates from the membership for open offices and preparing a slate of at least one (1) candidate for each of the open offices. It will consist of the Past President (who will be a non-voting member and will chair the committee) and five (5) other elected persons. Members of the Public Interest Nominations Committee are not eligible for nomination to any Public Interest Section office while serving on the committee.

Questions? Please contact Shauna Bigelow, at or (941) 556-4135.


Accounting and the Public Interest

Accounting and the Public Interest is an academic journal published by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. The journal takes the view that accounting is a social activity with far-ranging consequences for every citizen, welcoming innovation and eclecticism, alternative theories and methodologies, as well as the more traditional ones. The common element in this diversity is the requirement that the study and its findings be linked to the public interest by situating them within a historical, social, and political context, and ultimately providing guidance for responsible

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Teaching resources on Sustainability and CSR 

(Learn who is teaching Sustainability and CSR, and read their recommendations regarding pedagogical materials!)

  • Irene Herremanns teaches courses in UC’s interdisciplinary degree program in Sustainable Energy Development. Her pedagogical specialties are in accounting, tourism, and environmental management and design.Irene recommends a teaching resource that resides on the UCalgary Blogs platform. It is entitled Sustainability Reports: Making Sense of Sustainability,* and it encompasses modules on: (1) Basics, (2) Sections, (3) Credibility, (4) Performance, and (5) Assurances. It also includes a Glossary of important terms.
  • Michael Kraten's sustainability teaching case "Save The Blue Frog" is now available at Michael has used this case in his graduate accounting program's capstone class and his undergraduate interdisciplinary colloquium on sustainability.

Letter from the Chair

My name is Mitch Stein and I am the Chair of the Public Interest Section for the next two years (2018-2020). I am very excited for the opportunity to serve the section as Chair and look forward to working with a great group of section members who are serving the section in key position...


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