Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Thank you to the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation for generously supporting the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award!



Call for Nominations and Award Criteria

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

Previous Award Recipients
 

The Outstanding Accounting Educator Award Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.

Award Intent

  • The nominee should be at the point in the candidate's career that the nominee's sustained contributions have significantly impacted accounting education or accounting educators.
  • To enhance inclusiveness, the committee encourages nominations of educators with sustained and substantive contributions from a wide variety of academic institutions.
  • No members of the Board of Directors or nominee for office shall be eligible to receive the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award while a member of the Board of Directors or while a nominee for office.
  • The nominee should be a member of the American Accounting Association and either a fulltime faculty member or a recent retiree (within the past five years).

Award Selection Criteria

  • Educational innovation,
  • Excellence in teaching,
  • Publications,
  • Research guidance and mentorship to students (at any level - PhD, Master and Undergraduate) or colleagues
  • Impactful service to the profession and/or academic community (including the candidate's department, school, or university
  • Successful nominees excel across multiple criteria

Award Presentation

  • The recipient(s) will receive an award, citation, and $5,000 at the AAA Annual Meeting. If multiple recipients, the amount is divided equally.
  • An additional $5,000 will be donated by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation to the AAA in the recipient's name.
  • The award recipient will determine how the AAA will use the funds.
  • The recipient(s) will be announced on the AAA website and in multi-topic mass emails.

Nominations Deadline

  • Nominations are due by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on January 31.

Instructions for Submitting Nominations

  • Any person or group may make nominations.
  • Members of the committee are encouraged to submit 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.  
    • Nominees who were not selected for the 2023 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award will be considered during the selection process for the 2024 Award and, if not chosen for the 2024 Award, will also be considered for the 2025 Award.  At the end of the selection process for the 2025 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. Nominees or nominators are encouraged to update the nomination packet.
    • Nominees who were not selected for the 2022 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award will be considered during the selection 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 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. Nominees or nominators are encouraged to update the nomination packet.
    • Nominees who were not selected for the 2021 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award will be considered during the selection process for the 2022 Award and, if not chosen for the 2022 Award, will also be considered for the 2023 Award.  At the end of the selection process for the 2023 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. Nominees or nominators are encouraged to update the nomination packet.
  • As a matter of policy, members of the Board of Directors and nominees for office will abstain from writing letters of endorsement supporting individuals for the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.
  • Each nomination must include a nomination letter.  Nomination letters will be accepted for two days after the submission deadline. If a nomination letter is not received, then the nomination will not be evaluated.
  • The nomination packet should include the following:
    • A nomination letter addressing and synthesizing the evidence supporting excellence for each of the applicable award criteria
    • Evidence supporting the impact of the candidate's contributions (evidence often includes, but is not limited to, letters from students, alumni, colleagues or professional organizations)
    • Candidate's curriculum vita
  • Please attach the nomination and materials to an email and send to Barbara Gutierrez, Professional Staff Liaison, at awards@aaahq.org with "Outstanding Accounting Educator Award" in the subject line of your email.
  • Upon receipt of your nomination you will receive an acknowledgment message from the Professional Staff Liaison.
  • All documents submitted in support of your nomination become the property of the American Accounting Association and will not be returned.  Do not submit by mail any irreplaceable documents.