The Academy of Accounting Historians annually honors an individual as the recipient of the Thomas J. Burns Biographical Research Award. Dr. Thomas J. Burns, for whom the award is named, was a long-time professor at Ohio State University and a past president of the Academy of Accounting Historians. The Award is given for outstanding biographical research in the discipline of accountancy and can be for a single publication or for a lifetime of biographical work. Each nomination should be accompanied by a paragraph or more detailing why the nominee should be a candidate for the award. The award includes a plaque and a financial award.
Award: Plaque and $500
Send nominations to: Academy Executive Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the 2019 Recipient!
C. Richard Baker (Adelphi University)
Since teaching his first accounting course in 1972, Richard Baker has taught more than one thousand students, many of whom have gone on to become successful CPAs and business executives. His areas of teaching and research interest focus on the regulation, disciplinary practices, ethics and legal liability of the Public Accounting Profession.
Richard has published over 100 articles in academic and professional journals, as well as chapters in various academic books along with six books dealing with professional accounting topics. He currently serves on the editorial boards of ten academic journals, and is an active member of professional accounting and academic associations in the United States and other countries.
Past recipients of the Award:
2018 Nohora Garcia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
2017 Gary J. Previts, Case Western Reserve University
2016 Martin Persson, Ivey Business School
2015 Tonya K. Flesher, University of Mississippi
2014 Massimo Sargiacomo, University of Pescara
Stefania Servalli, University of Bergamo
Paolo Andrei, University of Parma
2013 Stephen P. Walker, University of Edinburgh
2012 No Award Presented
2011 Edward Coffman, Virginia Commonwealth University
2010 Laurie Barfitt, Western New Mexico University
Dan Jensen, The Ohio State University
2009 E. Richard Criscione, Morehead State University
2008 Stephen A. Zeff, Rice University
2007 Donald E. Tidrick, Northern Illinois University
2006 Richard G. Vangermeersch, University of Rhode Island
2005 Dale L. Flesher, University of Mississippi