The Education Committee serves as a monitoring function of educational activities and issues within and without the Association. Specifically, the committee shall:

  • Study and report upon all matters of concern to the Association in the field of accounting education.
  • Make policy recommendations to the Board of Directors about the development of education-related activities designed to enhance world-wide education in accounting including, but not limited to curricula, course delivery, faculty development, etc.
  • Align the strategic direction of all Association-level committees related to education with the organization's Strategic Plan.
  • Monitor, act as liaison, and respond as appropriate to the educational efforts of outside constituents.
  • Respond on an as-needed basis to address educational issues presented by the President, Board of Directors, and Executive Director.


  • The Education Committee shall consist of nine members, including the Chair, each of whom shall normally serve a three-year term, with one-third of the Committee members appointed each year.
  • The Committee is chaired by the Vice-President Education.
  • New Committee members are appointed annually by the AAA President-Elect.
  • In years when there is an incoming Vice-President Education, the President-Elect shall appoint that person and two other members to three-year terms. In other years, the President shall appoint three members to three year terms.


  • The Committee meets annually during the AAA Annual Meeting, and typically includes both the previous year's and new year's Committee members.
  • The Committee may meet by conference call scheduled by the Chair during the rest of the year.


  • To fulfill the committee charter as above.
  • If the Chair has any questions about the charge or responsibilities of this committee, s/he should contact the Executive Director, the President, or the committee's Board of Directors Liaison.
  • The Chair will have the opportunity three times every term-year to prepare and send a progress report which will be available for the Board of Directors to review at their next meeting.
    • This report should summarize the portfolio of AAA educational activities for breadth and adequacy and make recommendations as appropriate, and should include accomplishments and suggested modifications.
    • The report should be sent to the AAA President, the committee's Board of Directors Liaison, and Governance Manager, Barbara Gutierrez (


Name / Affiliation


Term Length

Term Expires

Steve Kaplan
Arizona State University - Tempe
Vice President-Education



Gail Hoover King
Washburn University



Tracie Miller-Nobles
Austin Community College



Fred Phillips
University of Saskatchewan



Beth Kern
Indiana University-South Bend

3 08/2020

Margarita Lenk
Colorado State University

3 08/2020

Allen D. Blay
Florida State University


KK Boonlert-U-Thai
Chulalongkorn University

 3 08/2021

Karen Braun
Case Western Reserve University


Board of Directors Liaison
Steve Kaplan 
Arizona State University - Tempe
Vice President-Education

Professional Staff Liaison
Susan Crosson
Director of the Center for Advancing Accounting Education