Call - 2007 Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award
The American Taxation Association, in cooperation with the Ernst & Young Foundation, presents the Outstanding
Tax Educator Award. The Award's purpose is to recognize, honor and reward outstanding
contributions by a faculty member teaching taxation at a recognized
academic institution. The award is named after Professor Ray M.
Sommerfeld, the first recipient of the award, who earned a reputation
as a pioneer of tax education and provided a lifetime of service
to students, colleagues, and the profession of taxation.
Criteria for Selecting Recipients: The selection
criteria are intentionally broad to allow the Awards Committee to
consider the relevant contributions by the nominees in determining
a worthy recipient. The types of contributions considered as worthy
of the award include, but are not limited to:
Curriculum or program development (including related
research and/or superior teaching)
Participation in student activities
Service to an academic institution
Participation in professional activities, and
Activities furthering taxation as an academic
field of study and research.
Eligible individuals should be currently active in
their profession. However, in rare instances an individual who has
retired from active service as an academician may be considered
for the award. In the absence of qualified nominees for the award,
the Awards Committee may choose not to present the award during
a particular year.
There is no standard nomination package. Nominators should state why their candidate should receive the award and submit appropriate documentation supporting their nomination, such as complete resumes and letters of recommendations from students, colleagues, and/or practitioners.
Nominations will be accepted through January 31, 2007. Nominations should be sent or emailed to:
Eli Broad College of Business
Michigan State University
E. Lansing, MI. 48824-1121