Innovation in Accounting History Education Award

The intent of this award is to encourage innovations in accounting history education. The award (a plaque) will be presented to an individual(s) who has developed and implemented an innovative technique/method for incorporating accounting history topics into undergraduate or graduate accounting courses. To be eligible, the innovation must have been used in a course that the applicant has taught or is currently teaching.

Examples of innovative techniques/methods include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing a case, video, audio or course syllabus, etc., that can be used to integrate accounting history topics into accounting courses; or

  • Presenting a seminar or condensed course on an accounting history topic.

Electronic submissions only should include the following items (as applicable):

  • A description of the innovative technique/method;

  • Submission of the case, video, audio or other innovation, as appropriate, and teaching notes;

  • Identification and description of the course or seminar in which the innovation was used; and

  • An explanation of how the innovation has enriched the accounting course being taught.

Award: Plaque
Send nominations to: Academy Executive Committee at

Congratulations to the 2023 Award Recipient!

Stefania Servali, University of Bergamo


Past recipients of the Award:

2022: No Award Presented

2021: No Award Presented

2020: Louella Moore (Washburn University)

2019: Edward Mendlowitz (WithumSmith+Brown, PC)

2018: John Keyser (Case Western Reserve University)

2017: No Award Presented

2016: Edgard Cornacchione (University of Sao Paulo)

2015: James McKinney (University of Maryland)

2014: Stephan A. Fafatas (Washington and Lee University)

2013: Donald Ariail (Southern Polytechnic State University); Joseph Durden (Nova Southeastern University); Marilyn Leathart (Texas A&M University - Central Texas); Lynette Capman Vasill (Texas A&M University - San Antonio)

2012: No Award Presented

2011: Bob van den Brand, Eddy Cardinaels, Gert Jan Luijten, Ivo van Amelsfoort and Edith Leung (Tilburg University)

2010: Thomas Tyson (St. John Fisher College)

2009: Jayne Bisman (Charles Sturt University) and Ellen Uppman (University of Portland)

2008: Robert Bloom (John Carroll University)


2006: No Award Presented


2004: David Oldroyd (University of Newcastle)

2003: William Samson (University of Alabama)


2001: David S. Deines and David R. Vruwink (Kansas State University)



The First 40 Years of the Academy of Accounting Historians

Trace the evolution of The Academy of Accounting Historians in a three part series of papers from its founding in 1973 through the 40th Anniversary in 2013. The primary purpose of this series is to provide information about The Academy of Accounting Historians, the people who have contributed to its establishment and success, and to assist in planning our future role. All three papers were published in The Accounting Historians Journal and can be viewed by clicking the button below. 


Accounting Historians Journal

First volume was published in 1974. We publish twice a year. Older volumes are available online at AAA Digital Library

Overview of acceptable submissions:

  • History of profession
  • Biography
  • History of accounting change
  • Entity case studies: industries, companies, governmental or NFP entities
  • Development of accounting theory
  • Critical examinations of new or old research
  • Does not have to be old to be a part of our history

Learn More

Accounting Historians Notebook

Submissions and any other Notebook editorial matters may be sent to:

The 50th Anniversary Special Edition of The Accounting Historian's Notebook is now available online!

View it here now!