Accounting Professor Urton Anderson and doctoral graduate Margaret H. Christ were among the co-authors of “A Post-SOX Examination of Factors Associated with the Size of Internal Audit Functions,” which was selected for the 2013 AAA Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award.
Professor Yong Yu is newly appointed to the George H. Newlove Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Accounting, effective September 1st, 2013. The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System established the first George H. Newlove Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Accounting on April 13, 1984, for the benefit of the McCombs School of Business. The endowment honors Dr. George H. Newlove of Austin, Texas.
The Department of Accounting at the University of Texas at Austin is delighted to announce Professor James Deitrick has won the 2013 McCombs Excellence in Education Award. Since joining the Texas faculty in 1977, Dr. Deitrick has developed an outstanding record of excellent teaching, administrative and professional service, student mentoring, and research, particularly as it relates to accounting education. With significantly high evaluations from both undergraduate and graduate students, throughout his tenure at McCombs, Dr. Deitrick truly personifies excellence in education.
Professor Lisa Koonce has been appointed to the Journal of Accounting Research editorial board. The Journal of Accounting Research is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering original research using analytical, empirical, experimental, and field study methods in all areas of accounting research.
With eight top publications in four short years, it is no surprise that John McInnis was selected to receive the 2012-13 CBA Foundation Research Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. This award recognizes research excellence by an assistant professor in the McCombs School and is limited to tenure-track, full-time assistant professors who are completing at least their second year at UT. We are also pleased that his early promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure is effective September 2, 2013.
Congratulations to Brian Lendecky for winning the well-deserved 2012-13 Hank & Mary Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching in Undergraduate Classes. The Hank & Mary Harkins Foundation Award was designed to honor faculty members, of assistant professor rank or higher, teaching large undergraduate classes who motivate and inspire students, and have demonstrated effective, innovative teaching through use of multimedia or special materials.
Associate Dean (and accounting faculty member) David Platt received the Eyes of Texas Award for being “personable and accessible to students” and his “dedication to the McCombs School of Business and the Forty Acres.”
The Contemporary Accounting Research (CAR) editorial board selected Assistant Professor Judson Caskey to join their ranks. CAR is a multi-focus journal that accepts and publishes academic papers from any area of accounting, auditing, and tax research. CAR dedicates itself to the advancement of accounting knowledge, and provides a forum for the publication of high quality manuscripts with original theoretical or empirical analyses, basic or applied, of interest to the Canadian accounting community.
In January we recruited award-winning lecturer Donna Johnston Blair from Santa Clara University. She is teaching corporate taxation and introductory financial and managerial accounting.
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