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Press Release for the 2010 AAA Award Winners

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Moehrle, Anderson, Ayers, Bolt-Lee, Debreceny,
Dugan, Hogan, Maher, and Plummer receive
AAA 2010 Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award

The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Stephen Moehrle, Kristen Anderson, Frances Ayers, Cynthia Bolt-Lee, Roger Debreceny, Mike Dugan, Chris Hogan, Michael Maher, and Elizabeth Plummer, recipients of the Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award for their article, “The Impact of Academic Accounting Research on Professional Practice: An Analysis by the AAA Research Impact Task Force.” This AAA award was presented to the members of the AAA Research Impact Task Force in the form of a plaque and a $2,500 prize on Wednesday, August 4th at the 2010 AAA Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California.

“The Impact of Academic Accounting Research on Professional Practice” was authored by the AAA's Research Impact Task Force, which was chaired by Steve Moehrle, who serves as the Leadership Council Distinguished Scholar in Accounting at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  The charge of the task force was to investigate and profile the impact of academic research on accounting practice. The task force found that academic accounting research has had a significant effect on all areas of practice.  

The paper was written by subcommittees of experts in the research paradigms profiled:  Auditing (Cynthia Bolt-Lee, Associate Professor at the Citadel School of Business Administration and Chris Hogan, Associate Professor at Michigan State University); Financial Accounting (Kirsten Anderson Professor of Practice at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, Michael Dugan, the Horne LLP Professor of Accounting at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Steve Moehrle); Information Systems (Roger Debreceny, Shidler College Distinguished Professor of Accounting at the University of Hawaii); Managerial (Michael Maher, Professor of Management at the University of California - Davis); and Taxation (Frances Ayres, the John W. Jr. and Barbara J. Branch Professor of Accounting and Director of the School of Accounting at the University of Oklahoma's Price College of Business and Elizabeth Plummer, Associate Professor at Texas Christian University's Neeley School of Business).

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. More information about this award is available online at http://aaahq.org/awards/AH_ISSBestPaper.htm. For 2010, the American Accounting Association is honored to be able to bestow this award on Professors Moehrle, Anderson, Ayers, Bolt-Lee, Debreceny, Dugan, Hogan, Maher, and Plummer.

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Lian Fen Lee receives
AAA 2010 Competitive Manuscript Award

The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Lian Fen Lee recipient of the Competitive Manuscript Award for her manuscript, “Incentives to Inflate Reported Cash from Operations Using Classification and Timing.” This AAA award was presented to Professor Lee in the form of a plaque on Tuesday, August 3rd at the AAA 2010 Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California.

Lian Fen Lee teaches at Boston College's Carroll School of Management. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, where Professor Russell Lundholm served as her chair. During her doctoral studies, she was one of ten students across the country to be awarded the Deloitte Foundation's Doctoral Fellowship. Her research interests include the interplay between managerial incentives and financial reporting choices, and understanding market participants' use of accounting information. A native of Singapore, she was admitted into the country's Gifted Education Program and received a Bachelor of Accountancy with First Class Honors at Nanyang Technological University, where she received the EY Gold Medal and the Lee Fook Hong Prize in Taxation for academic excellence.  After earning her undergraduate degree, she worked in the tax practice of EY, and as a lecturer in accounting at Singapore Management University.

The Competitive Manuscript Award was created to encourage research among AAA members and associate members who have earned their Ph.D. within the past five years. The winner is chosen annually in a blind review by the AAA Competitive Manuscript Award Committee.  More information about this award is available online at http://aaahq.org/awards/award5.htm. For 2010, the American Accounting Association is very proud to give this award to Lian Fen Lee for her exceptional work.

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Beasley; Dechow, Sloan, & Hutton receive
AAA 2010 Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award

Sarasota, FL, September 8, 2010 -- The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that the 2010 Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award was given to Mark Beasley for his work entitled "An Empirical Analysis of the Relation Between the Board of Director Composition and Financial Statement Fraud” and to Patricia Dechow, Richard Sloan, and Amy Sweeney Hutton for their work entitled “Causes and Consequences of Earnings Manipulations: An Analysis of Firms Subject to Enforcement Actions by the SEC.” This AAA award was presented to Professors Beasley, Dechow, Sloan and Hutton in the form of a plaque and a monetary prize for each recipient on Tuesday, August 3rd at the 2010 AAA Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California.

Mark S. Beasley is the Deloitte Professor of Enterprise Risk Management and founding Director of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative at North Carolina State University. His work has been published in many journals including Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research. He is the recipient of the AAA's Competitive Manuscript Award and the Auditing Section's Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award. Mark serves on the board for the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO).

Patricia M. Dechow is the Donald H. and Ruth F. Seiler Professor of Public Accounting at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. She has held faculty positions at the University of Michigan and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research has been published The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, and Contemporary Accounting Research. She is currently an Associate Editor for the Review of Accounting Studies and Management Science.

Richard G. Sloan is the L. H. Penney Professor of Accounting at The University of California Berkeley's Haas School of Business and the Managing Editor of the Review of Accounting Studies. Previously, Sloan was Managing Director and Head of Equity Research at Barclays Global Investors. He also served on the faculties of the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. Sloan is widely recognized and has received numerous awards for his research on earnings quality, including the AAA's Notable Contributions Award (2001 and 2009).

Amy Hutton is a Professor at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College where she teaches courses on Financial Accounting and Analysis. Prior to joining the Carroll School, Hutton was a faculty member at the Tuck School of Business and the Harvard Business School. As a result of her research, Hutton was named to the Congressional review board opining on the Securities Industry Association's ‘best practices for equity research.' Professor Hutton has published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and the Harvard Business Review.

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. More information about this award is available online at http://aaahq.org/awards/DCAL_Award.htm. For 2010, the AAA is honored to be able to bestow this award to Professors Beasley, Dechow, Sloan and Hutton.

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Goldwater receives AAA, EY-sponsored
2010 Innovation in Accounting Education Award

The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that the 2010 Innovation in Accounting Education Award was given to Paul Goldwater for their work entitled, “Practice4Performance: A Course-Management and Learning System.” This AAA award, which is sponsored by the Ernst & Young Foundation, was presented to Professors Goldwater in the form of a plaque and a monetary prize on Wednesday, August 4th at the 2010 AAA Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California.

Paul Goldwater is currently an associate professor of accounting, teaching cost and management accounting topics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  His research over the past 20 years has focused on knowledge acquisition, student motivation and effort by leveraging the power of technology.  He has numerous coauthored publications and conference presentations both nationally and internationally. He won the Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education award in 2008.

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.  More information about this award is available online at http://aaahq.org/awards/award6.htm. For 2010, the American Accounting Association and the Ernst & Young Foundation are very pleased to give this award to Paul Goldwater.

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Fogarty and Liao receive AAA
2010 Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award

The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to congratulate Timothy Fogarty and Chih-Hsien Liao, recipients of the Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award for their paper, “Blessed Are the Gatekeepers: A Longitudinal Study of the Editorial Boards of The Accounting Review.” This AAA award was presented to Professors Fogarty and Liao in the form of a plaque and a $2,500 prize on Wednesday, August 4th at the 2010 AAA Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California.

Timothy J. Fogarty is a professor in the Accountancy Department at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University since 1989. Before coming to Case Western, he taught at Pennsylvania State University and North Carolina A&T State University. He has published over two hundred articles on a wide variety of topics, in both academic and practitioner journals. He serves on the editorial boards of over twenty accounting and management journals, including several outside the U.S.  He has served in several capacities at the national level for the American Accounting Association, including President of the Teaching and Curriculum Section (2005-2006), the Public Interest Section (1996-1997) and the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Sections (1999-2000). In 2008, he organized the AAA's Doctoral Consortium. He has worked on research and educational projects for the Financial Executives Research Foundation, ACT and the AICPA. He was heavily involved with the design of the current CPA examination. At Case Western, he teaches accounting, auditing, income tax and the legal environment of management. He served as Accountancy department chair for six years and Associate Dean for three years. He is a CPA and an attorney.

Chih-Hsien Liao is an assistant professor of Accounting at National Taiwan University. She earned her PhD at Case Western Reserve University. She received MS in Finance from George Washington University and MS in Accounting from National Chengchi University. Chih-Hsien currently teaches cost and managerial accounting in the undergraduate program, and accounting thesis writing in the graduate program. Her research interests include executive compensation, corporate governance, voluntary disclosures, financial reporting and behavioral implications of intangible assets.

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.  More information about his award is available online at http://aaahq.org/awards/AH_ISSBestPaper.htm. For 2010, the American Accounting Association is honored to be able to bestow this award on Professor Fogarty and Liao.

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Hail and Leuz receive
AAA 2010 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award

The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate Luzi Hail and Christian Leuz, recipients of the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for their article, “International Differences in the Cost of Equity Capital: Do Legal Institutions and Securities Regulation Matter?” This AAA award, which is sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), was presented in the form of a plaque for each recipient and a $2,500 prize on Wednesday, August 4th at the 2010 AAA Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California.

Luzi Hail joined the Accounting Group at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 as a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer and is now an Assistant Professor for Accounting. His research interests focus on international accounting, disclosure regulation, cost of capital and the reporting behavior of private and public companies. His research has been published in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Accounting Studies. Prior to joining the Wharton School, Hail spent three years as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington in Seattle. He earned his doctorate from the University of Zurich, where he later joined the Economics and Business faculty as an Assistant Professor. He has also worked for Credit Suisse and the Union Bank of Switzerland in the Accounting & Control Group and the Asset & Liability Management Department.

Christian Leuz is the Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting and a Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a Co-Director of the Initiative on Global Markets, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and at the European Corporate Governance Institute and a Fellow at Wharton's Financial Institution Center. His research examines the role of corporate disclosures, accounting transparency and disclosure regulation in capital markets, corporate governance and corporate finance. His recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Accounting and Economics and serves on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Accounting Research. Born in Germany, Christian earned his doctoral degree and “Habilitation” at the Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany.

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. More information about this award is available online at http://aaahq.org/awards/nominat3.htm.

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Gary John Previts receives
AAA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation-sponsored
2010 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

The American Accounting Association (AAA) is very pleased to congratulate Gary John Previts, recipient of the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. This AAA award, which is sponsored by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation, was presented to Professor Previts in the form of a plaque, citation, and a $5,000 prize – in addition to a $5,000 donation given to the AAA which will be used according to Professor Previts' wishes – on Tuesday, August 3rd at the 2010 AAA Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California.

Gary John Previts is the E. Mandell de Windt Professor, and Chair of the Accountancy Department in the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He has been a member of the American Accounting Association for more than thirty years, serving as chair of several Committees and Task Forces, and of the Ohio Region. With Barbara Merino, he is a co-author of A History of Accountancy in the United States and is editor of Research in Accounting Regulation. He has served as a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Board of Directors and conducted research for the AICPA Special Committee on Financial Reporting (Jenkins) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) Business Reporting Research Project. He is a member of the Accountability Advisory Council of the U. S. Government Accountability Office and of the Advisory Council of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. A  Past President of the American Accounting Association, during 2007-8 Previts served as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and chaired the subcommittee on Human Capital. A past President of the Ohio Society of CPAs, he received the Society's Gold Medal in 2002. In October 2007 he received the AICPA's Gold Medal. Gary and his wife Fran are parents of four adult children and grandparents of seven.

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Susan V. Crosson receives 2010 AAA Outstanding Service Award

The American Accounting Association (AAA) is very proud to congratulate Susan Crosson, recipient of the 2010 AAA Outstanding Service Award. This AAA award, which may be awarded at any time by the Executive Committee, was presented to Professor Crosson in the form of a plaque on Tuesday, August 3rd at the 2010 AAA Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California.
Susan V. Crosson is Professor and Accounting Coordinator at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL. Susan is known for her innovative application of pedagogical strategies, as evidenced by over 2.3 million views and 5,000 subscribers to her YouTube videos. She has received several awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Two-Year College Section of AAA and the Florida Association of Community Colleges Professor of the Year Award for Instructional Excellence.  Currently, Susan serves as Co-Chair of the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting and Chair of the 2010 Annual Meeting Teaching and Learning Events Team.  She has served the AAA as Vice President for Sections and Regions, Council Member-at-large, Chairperson of the Membership Committee, and Chairperson of the Two-Year College Section. She has served on the AICPA Pre-certification Education Executive Committee and is a long serving member of the Florida Institute of CPAs Education committees. 
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. More information about this award is available online at http://aaahq.org/awards/award7.htm. For 2010, the American Accounting Association is extremely pleased to be able to bestow this award on Susan Crosson in honor of her dedicated service to the education and practice of accounting.

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Baber and Gore receive AAA, Deloitte Foundation-sponsored
2010 Wildman Medal Award

The American Accounting Association (AAA) would like to congratulate William R. Baber and Angela K. Gore, recipients of the Wildman Medal Award, for their paper, "Consequences of GAAP Disclosure Regulation: Evidence from Municipal Debt Issues,” published in the May 2008 issue of The Accounting Review. This AAA award, which is sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation, was presented to the paper's authors in the form of a medal and a monetary prize on Tuesday, August 3rd at the 2010 AAA Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California.

William Baber is a Robert E. McDonough Professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. He has thirty years of experience teaching both financial and managerial accounting at Columbia, George Washington, and Georgetown, with visiting appointments at the University of Rochester (Simon), Dartmouth (Tuck), Carnegie Mellon, and Duke (Fuqua). Prior to entering academics, he worked as an auditor and a consultant with Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst and Young) in Washington, DC. His research, which addresses accounting and public policy issues, is published in a number of academic journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Review of Accounting Studies, and the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Baber has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, and is now serving as the inaugural editor of the Journal of Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, the new AAA journal established by the Government and Nonprofit section.

Angela K. Gore is an assistant professor of accounting at George Washington University's School of Business. Prior to her career in academics, she spent eight years as a practicing CPA, including as an auditor for Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst and Young) in Toledo, Ohio, and in an accounting practice with her sister in Michigan.  The recipient of several teaching awards, Angela has taught advanced financial accounting and auditing for both the University of Oregon and the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she received her Ph.D.  Her recent work examines why cities hoard cash and the relationship between accounting restatements and governance in municipal contexts. She has published in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and currently serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting

The 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.  More information about this award is available online at http://aaahq.org/awards/award1.htm. For 2010, the AAA and the Deloitte Foundation are honored to be able to bestow this award to Professors Baber and Gore.

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