The Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program was launched in June 2008 to address the growing shortage of academically qualified university accounting faculty members – especially those with recent experience in the practice of audit and tax.
At the time the ADS program was created, over 43 percent of current accounting faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities are 55 or older, readying for retirement from the field. Meanwhile, student enrollment in college accounting programs is at an all-time high.
PhDs with practical experience are essential for advancing the body of professional knowledge and to prepare talented, skilled accountants for emerging opportunities. In fact, ensuring a robust supply of accounting faculty is a recommendation of the Human Capital Subcommittee of the U.S. Treasury Secretary’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession.
Learn more about the ADS Program including program sponsors, success stories, and resources.