Associate Editors

Lisa Baudot
University of Central Florida

Charles H. Cho
York University

Dennis M. Patten
Illinois State University

Stephen J. Perreault
Providence College

Diane H. Roberts
University of San Francisco

Donna Bobek Schmitt
University of South Carolina

Anne L. Schnader
Suffolk University

Marie-Soleil Tremblay
École Nationale D’administration Publique

Dana Wallace
University of Central Florida

Editorial Advisory and Review Board

Vicky Arnold, University of Central Florida and Norwegian School of Economics
Cornelia A. Beck, The University of Sydney 
Lies Bouten, IESEG School of Management
Carol Callaway Dee, University of Colorado Denver
Ericka Costa, University of Trento
Derek W. Dalton, Clemson University
Dann G. Fisher, Kansas State University
Denise Hanes-Downey, Villanova University
Dana R. Hermanson, Kennesaw State University
Gregory J. Jenkins, Auburn University
Patrick T. Kelly, Providence College
Matias Laine, University of Tampere
Carlos Larrinaga, University of Burgos
Jonathan Maurice, Toulouse Capitole University
William E. McCarthy, Michigan State University
Giovanna Michelon, University of Exeter
Louella Moore, Washburn University
Byron J. Pike, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Vaughan S. Radcliffe, Western University
Robin W. Roberts, University of Central Florida
Michelle Rodrigue, Université Laval
Andrea M. Romi, Texas Tech University
Timothy J. Rupert, Northeastern University
Brian P. Shapiro, University of St. Thomas
Sophie Spring, University of Montpellier
Mitchell J. Stein, Western University
Steve G. Sutton, University of Central Florida
Stefanie L. Tate, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Paul F. Williams, North Carolina State University


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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 


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 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 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...



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,, and Tara Shawver, King’s University,

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