Letter from the President

Greetings!

I hope the new academic year is going well for all of you.

Over the summer, one of the first tasks as President is to assemble committees. Without hesitation, everyone accepted the invitation to participate and serve on one or more committees. I extend a heartfelt “Thank you!” to all of you. The ATA is truly an amazing group of individuals, who continually support each other to disseminate tax knowledge.

Many of us enjoyed reuniting at the AAA annual meeting in San Francisco. Special thanks to Kirsten Cook and his committee for organizing an excellent group of ATA sessions, as well as...

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John Doyle Phillips, Jr.
August 7, 1958 - May 15, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share the news that John Phillips passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. John received his BS and MPA from The University of Texas at Austin, and his PhD from The University of Iowa. He spent his entire career as a faculty member at the University of Connecticut, from 1999 until his early retirement in 2016.

John was a gifted researcher, teacher, and mentor. He was a recipient of the American Taxation Association/PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Dissertation Award, the American Taxation Association (ATA)/Deloitte Innovation in Teaching Award, and served as the editor of The Journal of American Taxation Association. In 2015, he received the ATA’s Ray Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award and directed the funds to help establish an endowment for the accounting PhD program at UConn. 

Please hold Amy Dunbar, and the rest of John’s family, in your thoughts. 

To read the John's obituary please CLICK HERE.

Amy has asked that in lieu of flowers you consider a donation to the John D. Phillips Doctoral Award https://uconn.networkforgood.com/causes/7792-the-john-d-phillips-doctoral-student-award.

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