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2020 - 2021 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award Committee

Nominations Deadline: January 31 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

Charge

Carry out all activities to select recipients of the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award in accordance with the general award criteria as adopted in 1972.

Select at most two recipients of the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award which is presented at the AAA Annual Meeting.

Specifically:

  • Actively seek and submit nominations
  • Review and evaluate nominations
  • Current Committee members who are nominated for the award will be asked to either recuse themselves from the Committee or remove their nomination from consideration.
  • All nominees nominated for a given year’s award – who are not selected for that year’s award – will be automatically considered for the award for the following two (2) years.  Therefore, nominees who were not selected for the 2020 AAA Outstanding Accounting Educator Award will be considered during the selection process for the 2021 Award and, if not chosen for the 2021 Award, will also be considered for the 2022 Award.  At the end of the selection process for the 2022 Award, if a nominee has not been chosen as the award recipient or has not been re-nominated, he/she will no longer be considered for the award.
  • Select at most two recipients of the award based on the award criteria
  • Chair presents the Award(s) at the AAA Annual Meeting
  • If the Chair has any questions about the charge or responsibilities of this committee, s/he should contact the Chief Executive Officer, the President, or the Committee's Board of Directors Liaison.

Members

Name / Affiliation Contact Term Length Term Expires
Chair

Brian P. McAllister
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs 

bmcallis@uccs.edu

1

08/2021

Members

Mary E. Barth
Stanford University

mbarth@stanford.edu

1

08/2021

Natalie Churyk
Northern Illinois University

nchuryk@niu.edu

1

08/2021

William E. McCarthy
Michigan State University

mccarth4@msu.edu

1

08/2021

Zabi Rezaee
The University of Memphis

zrezaee@memphis.edu

1

08/2021

Jan R. Williams
The University of Tennessee

jwilli13@utk.edu

1

08/2021

Board of Directors Liaison

Beth B. Kern
Vice President–Education
Indiana University South Bend

bkern@iusb.edu

Expected Time Commitment

  • September 1 – January 31 – actively seek and submit nominations
  • February 15 – April 15 – review nominations, participate on conference calls and email discussions at the discretion of the Chair, and select at most two recipients
  • August – Chair presents the award(s) at the AAA Annual Meeting

Roles & Responsibilities Timeline

Chair and Committee Members Responsibilities

September - January 31 February 15 - May 15 June August
  • Actively seek and submit nominations
  • Review nominations, participate on conference calls and email discussions, at the discretion of the Chair
  • Chair is allowed to vote in the award committee's deliberations.
  • Select at most two award recipients based on award criteria
  • Chair notifies the Professional Staff Liaison of the winner(s) by April 15th at awards@aaahq.org
  • By May 15th, the Chair will write a Citation (300-500 words) which will be presented at the Annual Meeting and email the document to the Professional Staff Liaison at barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org
  • The Chair will have the opportunity to prepare and send a progress report in June which will be available for the Board of Directors to review at their August meeting. This report should include accomplishments and suggested modifications and should be sent to the AAA President, the Committee's Board of Directors Liaison, and Professional Staff Liaison, Barbara Gutierrez. (barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org)
  • The Chair will write a thank you email to the award sponsor representative for their support of the award.
  • The Chair and award sponsor representative present the award(s) and Citation(s) at the AAA Annual Meeting.

AAA Professional Staff Responsibilities

Committee Composition/Required Knowledge and Expertise

  • Committee members plus a voting Chair are appointed annually prior to the Annual Meeting by the Council Committee on Awards Committee.
  • Care should be taken that the Committee include members with knowledge about leaders in accounting education from a wide variety of academic institutions who have made sustained and substantive contributions over the course of their careers.
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