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Jeri Seidman Accepts Position at University of Virginia

While we hate to announce that a member of our faculty is moving on to another opportunity, we are extremely proud to share that Jeri Seidman has accepted a position at the University of Virgina. We will still enjoy Jeri's teaching for the spring semester, but next fall she will join the faculty at the University of Viriginia's McIntire School of Commerce!

Congratulations Jeri!


Shuping Chen and Gretchen Charrier Promoted

We are pleased to share the promotions of Shuping Chen to Professor and Gretchen Charrier to Senior Lecturer, effective September 1, 2015. Both bring a wealth of accounting knowledge and a strong desire to share their experience with our students, making their promotions a well-deserved recognition of their hard work.


Brian Lendecky Receives Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Senior Lecturer Brian Lendecky was named a 2014 recipient of the Texas Society of CPAs' (TSCPA) Outstanding Accounting Educator Award. The award is given to Texans who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and who have distinguished themselves through active service to the accounting profession.

Lendecky was recognized not only for his work to develop the award-winning service course, the Tax Practicum—Federal Taxation of Low-Income Filers, but also the time he's given to students as a faculty advisor for the PriceWaterhouseCoopers xACT and xTAX case competitions and teaching classes for study abroad.

We are extremely proud of Brian and congratulate him on this honor.


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has selected John Bober, Global Technical Controller for GE Capital, to receive its 2014 Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the association and the equipment finance industry. Bober will be formally recognized during a ceremony at ELFA’s 53rd Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif., in October.

Swimmers Nominated for Academic All-Big 12 Team

Congratulations to MPA 4th-year Charles Moore and 3rd-year Grant Rogers for their nominations to the 2014 Academic All-Big 12 Conference Team. This is the third time for Charles to receive this nomination and the second for Grant.

Texas landed a league-leading 14 student-athletes on the 2014 Academic All-Big 12 Conference Team, the league announced Tuesday. Texas placed 12 student-athletes on the first team and two on the second team. Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services, the men's swimming and diving Academic All-Big 12 Team consists of 24 first-team members and seven second-team selections. First-team honorees have maintained a minimum 3.20 grade-point average, while second-team members have maintained a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.


For the eighth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report (USN) ranked the Texas Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) program the #1 graduate accounting program in the nation. This marks 22 years accounting has ranked in the top five of the USN's survey of best graduate schools.

Congratulations to our department and the MPA team for all their hard work to achieve this impressive run! 


"Inside the "Black Box" of Sell-Side Financial Analysts," by Michael Clement, Lawrence D. Brown, Andrew Call, and Nathan Sharp was selected as a finalist in the competition for the inaugural FARS Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award. Although another paper was selected as the winner, the selection committee, which includes Brian Bushee, Shuping Chen, Darren Roulstone, and Cathy Schrand, was impressed by the high quality of his paper and decided that the paper merited special recognition as a finalist in the competition.

 Congratulations Professor Clement on this prestigious honor!