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


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

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Center for Accounting Ethics, University of Waterloo - Call for Papers

5th Biennial Accounting Ethics Symposium on The Impact of Global Pandemic, Specifically COVID 19, on Ethics, Professionalism and Judgement in Accounting and Financial Reporting [April 28-29, 2022 – CPA Canada, 277 Wellington St. W., Toronto, Canada]

Submission Deadline: December 21, 2021
Submissions that are accepted for the Symposium may be considered as submissions to a special section of an issue of the journal Accounting and the Public Interest. Submissions should be submitted to Jenny Rothwell at

For more information for this call, please visit here.

APIRA 2022 Interdisciplinary Accounting Research Webinars
Continuing on from 2021, AAAJ’s 2022 APIRA thought leadership webinars will offer major interdisciplinary accounting research presentations and panel forums. They will be 90 minute webinars on three occasions through 2022. Each live session will also be recorded and available to registrants on the APIRA webpage. You can register now for the first APIRA 2021 event Feb 16, on the APIRA webpage:

2021 Public Interest Section Best Paper Awards

We are pleased to present our 2021 Public Interest Seciton best papers awards to the following recipients:

2021 Joint Midyear Meeting of the AIS and SET Sections
"An Examination of Employee Sensitivity to the Risk of Whistleblowing via Social Media"
Fangjun Xiao and Bernard Wong-On-Wing

2021 American Taxation Association Virtual Midyear Meeting
"Does Organized Labor Influence How Firms Use Tax Savings? Evidence from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017"
Jonathan Black and Thomas Godwin

2021 Forensic Accounting Section Research Conference
"Fraud as a Systemic Phenomenon in the Kansas Bond Scandal of 1933"
Louella Moore

2021 Meeting of the Regions
[Western Region] - "The Efficiency of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities: Evidence from Targeted Poverty Alleviation Projects"
Ling Zhou, Xiaobei Huang, Yunling Song, and Lv Jianing

[Ohio Region] - "The Effect of Whistleblowing on Peer Firms' Conditional Conservatism"
Fuzhao Zhou

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

First, let me say how delighted I am that I am finally assuming the position of chair for the Public Interest section after serving as chair-elect for the past two years. Of course, it is my luck that I assume the position in the middle of the worse pandemic that the world has experienced in 100 years. Oh, well. Such is life. Anyway, I would like to thank Mitch Stein who has done such an outstanding job the last two years as section chair. Mitch has set the bar very high and I hope that I can come close to matching it...


26th Annual Ethics Research Symposium

In conjunction with the Public Interest Section, colleagues across the AAA who are engaged and interested in research and teaching related to Ethics are invited to submit papers, cases, and panel session proposals for presentation at the 26th Annual Ethics Research Symposium. The Symposium will be held in person in San Diego, California on Sunday, July 31st before the AAA Annual Meeting.

The 26th Annual Ethics Research Symposium encourages submissions of all academic research, teaching papers, panel sessions, case studies (with related notes) that address relevant issues in accounting ethics. Submitted research should focus on ethical issues for individuals, companies, government, or society that ultimately inform applications for teaching, business practice, or policy.

The Accounting Exemplar award and the Excellence in Accounting Ethics Education Award will be presented by the Public Interest Section during the Symposium. In addition, the Symposium will recognize other research, including Best Research Paper, Best Innovation for Teaching, Best Paper by a current doctoral student, or Best Paper by an early career scholar (graduation from a doctoral program must have occurred within the last 3 years).

Questions can be sent to the Ethics Research Symposium Co-chairs: Lisa Baudot, UCF ( and Dana Wallace, UCF (

For more information, please visit here