Call for Nominations

The Public Interest Section Accounting Exemplar Award is given to either an accounting educator or an accounting practitioner (broadly defined) who has made notable contributions to professionalism and ethics in accounting education and/or practice.

Written nominations which provide information detailing how the nominee(s) has made notable contributions to professionalism and ethics in accounting education and/or practice either by serving as a role model and/or by making significant contributions to the accounting profession in a manner which serves the public interest should be e-mailed to Pat Kelly at pkelly@providence.edu. The deadline for nominations is April 20.

The Accounting Exemplar Award is traditionally presented at the Professionalism and Ethics Symposium's concluding luncheon, held just before the American Accounting Association's Annual Meeting. Previous winners of this prestigious award include: Barbara Merino, Steven Mintz, Jim Gaa, Abe Briloff, Stuart Chase, Cynthia Cooper, Ralph Estes, Harold Langenderfer, Arthur Levitt, Eli Mason, Albert Meyer, Carl Devine, Tony Puxty, Bob Sack, Prem Sikka, and Art Wyatt.

Accounting exemplar award criteria and nomination process (Word document)

Previous Award Winners

2019
J. Edward Ketz, The Pennsylvania State University
2018
Robin W. Roberts
2017
Anthony Menendez  
2016
no award given
2015
Steven M. Mintz and Barbara D. Merino
2014
Jim Gaa 
2013
Paul Williams
2012
Joseph St. Denis
2011
no award given
2010
Steve Loeb
2009
Mary Beth Armstrong and David Walker
2008
D.R. Scott and Charles A. Bowsher
2007
Lynn E. Turner
2006
Stuart Chase and Prem Sikka
2005
Albert Meyer
2004
no award given
2003
Cynthia Cooper
2002
Bob Sack 
2001
Arthur Levitt and Eli Mason
2000
no award given
1999
Carl Devine
Earlier winners
Art Wyatt, Abe Briloff, Tony Puxty, Harold Langenderfer, Ralph Estes 

Research

Accounting and the Public Interest (Editorial Policy and Style Information)

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Alternative Accounting Research Network (AARN)

AARN is a global community of interdisciplinary accounting researchers with a commitment to independent, innovative and purposeful research that seeks to address contemporary social and environmental challenges. For more information, please vist: AARN 

Journal

Accounting and the Public Interest

Accounting and the Public Interest is an academic journal published by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. The journal takes the view that accounting is a social activity with far-ranging consequences for every citizen, welcoming innovation and eclecticism, alternative theories and methodologies, as well as the more traditional ones. The common element in this diversity is the requirement that the study and its findings be linked to the public interest by situating them within a historical, social, and political context, and ultimately providing guidance for responsible

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Teaching

Teaching resources on Sustainability and CSR 

(Learn who is teaching Sustainability and CSR, and read their recommendations regarding pedagogical materials!)

  • Irene Herremanns teaches courses in UC’s interdisciplinary degree program in Sustainable Energy Development. Her pedagogical specialties are in accounting, tourism, and environmental management and design.Irene recommends a teaching resource that resides on the UCalgary Blogs platform. It is entitled Sustainability Reports: Making Sense of Sustainability,* and it encompasses modules on: (1) Basics, (2) Sections, (3) Credibility, (4) Performance, and (5) Assurances. It also includes a Glossary of important terms.
  • Michael Kraten's sustainability teaching case "Save The Blue Frog" is now available at SaveTheBlueFrog.com. Michael has used this case in his graduate accounting program's capstone class and his undergraduate interdisciplinary colloquium on sustainability.

Letter from the Chair


My name is Mitch Stein and I am the Chair of the Public Interest Section for the next two years (2018-2020). I am very excited for the opportunity to serve the section as Chair and look forward to working with a great group of section members who are serving the section in key position...

Events

 

25th Annual Ethics Research Symposium

Do accounting ethics inspire you? If so, then the 25th Annual Ethics Research Symposium is for you! All AAA members are invited to attend the Symposium on Sunday, August 9, 2020, preceding the Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Symposium encourages thoughtful research on the ethical applications of teaching, practice, and/or business that ultimately benefits the individual, government, or society. Accordingly, we challenge researchers in other accounting areas to identify and address the ethical implications of their research. The Symposium will recognize and award research in the following categories: Best Research Paper, Best Innovation for Teaching, Best Paper by a Current Doctoral Student, and Best Paper by a Recent Graduate (graduation from a doctoral program must have occurred within the last three years).

Questions can be sent to 2020 Ethics Research Symposium Co-Chairs: Lori Fuller, West Chester University, lfuller@wcupa.edu, and Tara Shawver, King’s University, tarashawver@kings.edu

Ethics Research Symposium registration fee includes: Breakfast and the Accounting Exemplar Award Luncheon.