Leadership Section Award Recipients

Mark Chain/Deloitte Innovation In Graduate Teaching Award (previously the FSA/Mark Chain Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award) — supported by Deloitte

Annually recognizes exceptional graduate accounting course practices. This award was created in 2007 to honor Mark Chain for his distinguished service to the professions of accounting and accounting education and for significant contributions to the development of the Federation. Please find more information about the Mark Chain award here.

2022 Perry Moore, Lipscomb University
2019 Mahendra Gujarathi, Bentley University
2018 Brigitte W. Muehlmann, Virginia E. Soybel, and Robert M. Turner, Babson College
2017 Maureen G. Butler, University of Tampa; Kimberly Swanson Church, University of Missouri; Gail Hoover King, Purdue University Northwest; Angela Wheeler Spencer, Oklahoma State University
2016 Charles J. Leflar, Katie L. Terrell, and JaLynn Thomas, University of Arkansas
2015 Patricia Johnson, Canisius College
2014 Tina M. Loraas and DeWayne Searcy, Auburn University
2013 Jennifer Butler Ellis, Mark E. Riley, and Rebecca Shortridge, Northern Illinois University
2012 Kelly R. Pope, DePaul University
2011 Terry Campbell, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - Bloomington
2011 Paul M. Goldwater, University of Central Florida
2011 David E. Stout, Youngstown State University
2010 Sara Melendy and Gary Weber, Gonzaga University
2009 Rebecca Shortridge, Northern Illinois University
2008 Brigitte Muehlmann, Suffolk University


Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award (previously the FSA/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award) – supported by KPMG

The FSA/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award annually honors an outstanding contribution by a faculty member in a post-baccalaureate professional program of an FSA member school. Funding for this award is provided by FSA Supporting Associate KPMG LLP.

2022 Gary Peters, University of Arkansas, and Greg Sommers, Southern Methodist University (award given at the first Leadership February meeting (2023))
2021 Craig White, University of New Mexico
2019 Parveen Gupta, Lehigh University
2018 Rebecca Shortridge, Northern Illinois University
2017 Bruce Behn, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2016 Yvonne Hinson, Wake Forest University
2015 H. Fred Mittelstaedt, University of Notre Dame
2014 Gary McGill, University of Florida
2013 Larry Walther, Utah State University
2012 Mary Stone, University of Alabama
2011 Doyle Z. Williams, Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program
2010 Jerry E. Trapnell, AACSB International
2009 Oliver F. Graves, University of North Texas
2008 James J. Benjamin, Texas A&M University
2007 Thomas F. Schaefer, University of Notre Dame
2006 Kevin D. Stocks, Brigham Young University
2005 Philip M. J. Reckers, Arizona State University
2004 Richard E. Baker, Northern Illinois University
2003 Karen V. Pincus, The University of Arkansas
2002 Frederick L. Neumann, Northern Illinois University
2001 W. Steve Albrecht, Brigham Young University
2000 Thomas P. Howard, University of Alabama
1999 Lanny Chasteen, Oklahoma State University
1998 Jan R. Williams, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
1997 G. Fred Streuling, Brigham Young University
1996 Elliott L. Slocum, Georgia State University 1995 Edward E. Milam, Mississippi State University
1994 A. Tom Nelson, University of Utah
1993 Doyle Z. Williams, University of Arkansas
1992 Donald E. Kieso, Northern Illinois University
1991 Gary John Previts, Case Western Reserve University
1990 Belverd E. Needles Jr., DePaul University
1989 Loren Nikolai, University of Missouri-Columbia
1988 William C. Holder, University of Southern California
1987 John K. Simmons, University of Florida
1986 James W. Deitrick, University of Texas at Austin
1985 Roger H. Hermanson, Georgia State University
1984 K. Fred Skousen, Brigham Young University
1983 Richard J. Boland Jr., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Jim Benjamin Lifetime Service Award – supported by PwC

2020 Jim Benjamin, Texas A&M University


The EYARC Catherine Banks Disruptor Award – supported by EY

2023 Catherine Banks, Ernst & Young LLP


The Practitioner Service Award (previously the FSA Practitioner Service Award)

annually honors a member of the practicing profession for distinguished service and contributions to the improvement of accounting education and relations with accounting educators.

2021 Kristy Chernick, Deloitte Services, LP
2019 Ken Bouyer, EY
2018 Bernard J. Milano, KPMG
2017 Janet Butchko, Deloitte Services, LP
2016 Bette Kozlowski, KPMG
2015 Steve Matzke, AICPA
2014 Bob Uhl, Deloitte
2013 George Krull, Grant Thornton LLP
2012 Julie Peters, PwC 2011 Kathy Schaum, KPMG
2010 Bill Platt, Deloitte
2009 Shaun Budnik, Deloitte
2008 Ellen Glazerman, Ernst & Young LLP
2007 Kathleen E. Shoztic, Deloitte
2006 Beatrice Sanders, AICPA
2005 Blane Ruschak, KPMG
2004 Mark M. Chain, Deloitte
2003 Kenneth Bouyer, Ernst & Young LLP
2002 John Hunnicutt, AICPA
2001 Arthur R. Wyatt
2000 Dennis R. Reigle, Arthur Andersen LLP
1999 Larry Scott, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
1998 Beatrice Sanders, AICPA
1997 George W. Krull Jr., Grant Thornton LLP
1996 Bernard J. Milano, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP
1995 Sam Vitkoski, BDO Seidman LLP
1994 Dennis R. Reigle, Arthur Andersen LLP
1993 Robert Elliott, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP
1992 David Wilson, Ernst & Young LLP
1991 Robert E. Knox, California Society of CPAs
1990 Bernard J. Milano, KPMG Peat Marwick LLP
1989 Thomas J. Nessinger, Arthur Andersen LLP


KPMG Accounting Program Innovation Award

The KPMG Accounting Program Innovation Award reflects KPMG's long-standing support of accounting education and their forward-looking approach to the accounting profession. The KPMG Accounting Program Innovation Award honors a department, program, project, or individual delivering an impactful innovation that addresses a current issue in the accounting academy.


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2024 Leadership in Accounting Education Section Seminar

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Objectives of the Leadership in Accounting Education Section

The mission of the Leadership Section is to stimulate the excellence in accounting education by contributing to the development of outstanding accounting program leadership and supporting and encouraging high-quality accounting programs.

The goals of the Leadership Section include:

Excellence in accounting program leadership—to increase the effectiveness of professional educators responsible for leadership of accounting education programs; Continuous improvement in accounting education—to assist accounting program leaders in the continuous improvement of their programs, through research, networking, and communications;

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