As Thought Leaders in Accounting, the AAA is pleased to recognize the contributions our members make
to the accounting academic community.

The award recipients will be recognized for their achievements during the
2020 Virtual Annual Meeting held August 10-13, 2020.

All award presentations will begin 5 minutes after the start of each break.


Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award

(To be awarded during the Tuesday, August 11th Break from 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT)

Lauren Cooper, West Virginia University
D. Kip Holderness, Jr., West Virginia University
Trevor L. Sorensen, West Virginia University
David A. Wood, Brigham Young University

"Robotic Process Automation in Public Accounting." Accounting Horizons, December 2019, Volume 33, No. 42, pp. 15-35.

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Competitive Manuscript Award

(To be awarded during the Wednesday, August 12th Break from 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT)

Delphine Samuels, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Government Procurement and Changes in Firm Transparency"

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Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award
(sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation)

(To be awarded during the Wednesday, August 12th Break from 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT)

Lori Shefchik Bhaskar, Indiana University Bloomington
Patrick Hopkins, Indiana University Bloomington
Joe H. Schroeder, Indiana University Bloomington

"An Investigation of Auditors’ Judgments When Companies Release Earnings Before Audit Completion." Journal of Accounting Research, May 2019, Volume 57, No. 2, pp. 355-390.

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Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award

(To be awarded during the Tuesday, August 11th Break from 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT)

Scott D. Dyreng, Duke University
Michelle Hanlon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edward L. Maydew, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

" Long Run Corporate Tax Avoidance." The Accounting Review, January 2008, Volume 83 No. 1, pp. 61-82.

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Innovation in Accounting Education Award
(sponsored by the Ernst & Young Foundation)

(To be awarded during the Monday, August 10th Break from 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT)

Dr. Margaret H. Christ, The University of Georgia
Scott Emett, Arizona State University-Tempe
Jason Guthrie, EY
William R. Titera, Retired EY Partner
David A. Wood, Brigham Young University

"EY ARC Analytics Mindset Curriculum"

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Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award

(To be awarded during the Tuesday, August 11th Break from 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT)

Mahendra R. Gujarathi, Bentley University

"Diamond Foods, Inc.: A Comprehensive Case in Financial Analysis and Valuation." Issues in Accounting Education, February 2019, Volume 34, No. 1, pp. 13-33.

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Lifetime Service Award

(To be awarded during the Tuesday, August 11th Break from 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm EDT)


William F. Ezzell, Jr., Deloitte LLP Retired (1949-2018)
George W. Krull Jr., Grant Thornton LLP, Retired
Beatrice Sanders, KPMG LLP

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Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award
(sponsored by AICPA)

(To be awarded during the Wednesday, August 12th Break from 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm EDT)

Mary E. Barth, Stanford University
Wayne R. Landsman, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Daniel J. Taylor, University of Pennsylvania

"The JOBS Act and Information Uncertainty in IPO Firms." The Accounting Review, November 2017, Volume 92, No. 6, pp. 25-47.

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Outstanding Accounting Educator Award
(sponsored by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation)

(To be awarded during the Wednesday, August 12th Break from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT)

Nancy B. Nichols, James Madison University

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Outstanding Service Award

(To be awarded during the Wednesday Break from 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT)

Bruce K. Behn, The University of Tennessee

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The Accounting Review Outstanding Reviewer Award

(To be awarded during the Monday, August 10th Break from 1:30 pm-2:00 pm EDT)

You can view the list of award recipients HERE.

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