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2021 - 2022 Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award Selection Committee

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


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Charge

Carry out all activities to select recipients of the Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award which is presented at the AAA Annual Meeting. Specifically:

  • Actively seek and submit nominations
  • Review and evaluate nominations  from those articles, monographs, or books, published in English, identified by the Notable and Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award Screening Committee as potentially distinguished contributions in accounting literature
  • Select the recipient(s) 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.
     
  • 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.
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  • All nominees nominated for a given year’s award – who are not selected for that year’s award – will be automatically considered by the Notable and Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award Screening Committee for the award for the following 2 years – as long as the nominated work(s) meets the publishing requirements (see award criteria for details).
  • Nominees who were not selected for the 2022 Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award will be considered during the screening process for the 2023 Award and, if not chosen for the 2023 Award, will also be considered for the 2024 Award.  At the end of the selection process for the 2024 Award, if a qualified 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.

Members

Name / Affiliation Contact Term Length Term Expires
Chair

Steve Lin
The University of Memphis

swlin@memphis.edu

 1
 

08/2022

Members

Bill Black     
University of North Georgia

billblack@mindspring.com

 1

 08/2022

Patricia Dechow
University of Southern California

patricia.dechow@marshall.usc.edu

1

08/2022

Victoria Hansen    
University of North Carolina-Wilmington

hansenv@uncw.edu

1

08/2022

Jagan Krishnan    
Temple University

krish@temple.edu  1  08/2022

Cheryl S. McWatters
University of Ottawa
Canada

Cheryl.McWatters@uOttawa.ca

1

 08/2022

Robert Nehmer    
Oakland University

nehmer@oakland.edu

1

08/2022

Amal Said    
Northern Kentucky University

saida1@nku.edu

1

08/2022

Board of Directors Liaison

Sarah McVay
University of Washington
Vice President–Research & Publications

smcvay@uw.edu

Estimated Time Commitment

  • September 1 – January 31 – Actively seek and submit nominations
  • March  – April 15 – Review nominations, participate on conference calls and email discussions at the discretion of the Chair, and select award recipient(s)
  • By April 15 – Chair notifies the Professional Staff Liaison of the winner(s)
  • August – Chair presents the award(s) and check(s) at the AAA Annual Meeting

Roles & Responsibilities Timeline

Chair and Committee Members Responsibilities

September - January 31 March - April 15 June August
  • Actively seek and submit nominations
  • Review nominations identified by the Notable and Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award Screening Committee, 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 award recipient(s) based on award criteria
  • Chair notifies the Professional Staff Liaison of the winner(s) by April 15th 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 presents the award(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 a range of expertise, who are knowledgeable about exceptional, current, accounting research
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