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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 Chief Executive Officer.


  • New Committee members are appointed prior to the Annual Meeting by the AAA Management Team.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Estimated Time Commitment

  • Committee members could expect to spend approximately 1-5 hours per year with additional hours required as needed based on education-related activities.
  • The Committee meets as needed at the discretion of the Chair. 


  • To fulfill the committee charge above.
  • 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.
  • 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

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



Allen D. Blay
Florida State University

3 08/2021 

KK Boonlert-U-Thai
Chulalongkorn University

3 08/2021

Karen Braun
Case Western Reserve University

3 08/2021 

Bryan Cloyd
Lehigh University 



Troy Lewis
Brigham Young University


Jill Mitchell
Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale



Nerissa Brown
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 3 08/2023
Jon Pyzoha
Miami University of Ohio 3 08/2023

Board of Directors Liaison
Beth B. Kern
Indiana University South Bend
Vice President-Education