KPMG/ATA Tax Doctoral Consortium

The goal of the doctoral consortium is to help prospective new tax faculty make the right choices in the early stages of their careers so that they become successful scholars. We welcome doctoral students who are undecided about taxation as a focus of their research. KPMG provides funding for student hotel costs and meals. Please let doctoral students at your institution know about the Tax Doctoral Consortium.

2017 Tax Doctoral Consortium

2016 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Jake Thornock
2015 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Petro Lisowsky
2014 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Diana Falsetta
2013 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Sonja Rego
2012 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Andy Cuccia
2011 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: LeAnn Luna
2010 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Jennifer Blouin
2009 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Susan Porter
2008 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: John Phillips
2007 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: John Robinson
2006 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Ben Ayers
2005 Tax Doctoral Consortium Chair: Lil Mills

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