ATA Award Recipients

Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award
(funded by the Ernst & Young Foundation)

2019: Amy Dunbar, University of Connecticut

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ATA Outstanding Service Award

2019: Lil Mills, University of Texas

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ATA / Deloitte Teaching Innovation Award

2019: Christine Cheng University of Mississippi, Pradeep Sapkota University of North Texas, Amy Yurko Duquesne University
“A Case Study of Effective Tax Rates Using Data Analytics"

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ATA / PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Tax Dissertation Award

2019: Russ Hamilton Southern Methodist University
“New Evidence on Investors’ Valuation of Deferred Tax Liabilities”

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ATA Tax Manuscript Award

2019: Steve Matsunaga University of Oregon, David Guenther University of Oregon, Brian Williams Indiana University
“Is Tax Avoidance Related to Firm Risk?”

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JATA Outstanding Paper Award

2019: Jaron Wilde University of Iowa, Ryan Wilson University of Oregon
"Perspectives on Corporate Tax Planning: Observations from the Past Decade”

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JATA Conference Best Discussant Award

2019: Michael Donohoe, University of Illinois

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JLTR Outstanding Paper Award

2019: Brett Bueltel University of Southern Indiana, Kelly Walker Mississippi State University
“A Legal Analysis of State Tax Policy for Online Sales: The Recipe from Direct Marketing”

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Marty Escoffier Hospitality Award (Learn more about this award)

2019: Pete Lisowsky Boston University 2019 ATA Midyear Meeting Chair

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Letter from the President

To ATA Members and Visitors,

The American Taxation Association (ATA) is home to a broad group of members with interests in tax research, policy, practice, and education.  We welcome you to join us in our mission.

These are unusual times.  Our last in-person meeting was in February in Fort Worth.  Thank you to Jenny Brown, Kerry Inger, Dan Lynch for their efforts in organizing their portions of the conference weekend, as well as thanks to all those on their committees.  Then, all of a sudden, the world went virtual, with the Annual Meeting moved on-line.  But even in a virtual setting, the ATA had...

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ATA News

John Doyle Phillips, Jr.
August 7, 1958 - May 15, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share the news that John Phillips passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. John received his BS and MPA from The University of Texas at Austin, and his PhD from The University of Iowa. He spent his entire career as a faculty member at the University of Connecticut, from 1999 until his early retirement in 2016.

John was a gifted researcher, teacher, and mentor. He was a recipient of the American Taxation Association/PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Dissertation Award, the American Taxation Association (ATA)/Deloitte Innovation in Teaching Award, and served as the editor of The Journal of American Taxation Association. In 2015, he received the ATA’s Ray Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award and directed the funds to help establish an endowment for the accounting PhD program at UConn. 

Please hold Amy Dunbar, and the rest of John’s family, in your thoughts. 

To read the John's obituary please CLICK HERE.

Amy has asked that in lieu of flowers you consider a donation to the John D. Phillips Doctoral Award