FARS Distinguished Ph.D. Mentoring Award

Purpose: To recognize an individual’s distinguished efforts in teaching and mentoring doctoral students in the financial accounting research area over the course of his/her career. Candidates for this award would meet the following criteria:

A candidate need not meet each criteria to be considered for the award. The award will not simply be based on numbers of students, but rather weight will also be given to specific examples of situations in which the candidates went above-and-beyond to mentor their students.

Nature of the Award: The Award will not be given with any specific periodicity but rather when an eligible recipient is identified. Award winners will be recognized and presented with a plaque either at the FARS Midyear Meeting and the AAA Annual Meeting. The presentation will be a featured part of a lunch program, with some of the winners’ former students invited to talk about the ways in which the winners had a positive impact on their careers.

Process: Any FARS member may submit nominations of candidates meeting the above criteria to the chair of the Lifetime Achievement & PhD Mentoring Awards Committee chair by March 1.  The committee chair is Peter Demerjian (pdemerj@uic.edu). The form may include the names of multiple nominators; it is expected that at least one of the nominators will be a former student of the candidate. The committee's recommendations along with all nominations will be forwarded to the FARS Steering Board for its consideration.  A candidate must then receive the support of at least 75% of the FARS Steering Board members (11 out of 14 members) to be given the award.

  • Candidates should have a long track record of producing successful doctoral students that have been research-productive over their careers.
  • Candidates should have shown a willingness to co-author with their doctoral students and/or provide continuing feedback on their students’ work (as evidenced by being thanked for comments).
  • Candidates should exhibit some evidence of advancing their students’ long-term professional development; e.g., helping them secure conference or presentation invitations
  • Candidates should exhibit some evidence of distinguished teaching and mentoring during their students doctoral programs; e.g., high-quality doctoral seminars

FARS Distinguished Ph.D. Mentoring Award

 
2020 Professor Patricia Dechow, Robert R. Dockson Professor of Business Administration & Professor of Accounting, University of Southern California  
2019 Professor Douglas Skinner, Deputy Dean for Faculty and Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Accounting, University of Chicago  
2018 Professor Russell Lundholm, Alumni Professorship in Accounting, University of British Columbia  
2017 Professor Dan Dhaliwal, Frances McClelland Endowed Chair, University of Arizona, in memoriam  
2016 Professor Daniel Collins, Henry B. Tippie Research Chair in Accounting, University of Iowa  

President's Letter

Dear FARS Members and Visitors,

The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section represents a diverse group of academics who, using a variety of research and teaching approaches, deepen our understanding of how financial reporting shapes the business world. We aim to advance research, education and professional practice of financial reporting and analysis.

Our Steering Board is responsible for the stewardship of the section. In these uncertain times, FARS’s leadership and its Steering Board are committed to meeting our members’ needs and maintaining the vibrancy of the section. However, to do that, we rely crucially on volunteers. For example, the research coordination of the annual meeting earlier this month reflected the outstanding voluntary efforts of Gauri Bhat and Urooj Khan—our sincere thanks to both of them. That meeting, as well as the very successful midyear meeting in Nashville on January 23–25, 2020, also reflected the combined efforts of hundreds of members, who submitted papers, reviewed submissions, organized sessions, moderated, and presented. Please consider volunteering for the section when our “call for volunteers” comes out later this year.

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Journal

Journal of Financial Reporting

The Journal of Financial Reporting (JFR) is the academic journal of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. JFR’s target audience is financial reporting researchers. JFR will publish two regular issues each year. JFR will also occasionally publish themed issues dedicated to studies that launch a new question or move the literature forward in an existing area.

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Research

Call for Papers

FARS and Journal of Financial Reporting Research Methods Virtual Mini-Conference

January 21, 2021

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2020

Accounting Organizations & Society

Conference on Accounting for Sustainability and Climage Change

Fall 2021 - Chicago

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2021

Research Objectives:

  • A. to encourage, facilitate, and publicize research in financial accounting and reporting.
  • B. to communicate interests, intentions, and actual work-in-process in the area.
  • C. to identify areas in need of research.
  • D. to provide opportunities for public exposure of research results through AAA meetings (annual, regional, and special meetings devoted solely to financial accounting and reporting) and publications (including working papers and a separate journal for financial accounting and reporting, if warranted).