Accounting doctoral student, Christopher Yust was selected to receive the 2014 Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting. Up to 10 students are chosen each year for the $25,000 award that is given to top accounting doctoral students planning to pursue academic careers upon graduation. The award is intended to help cover expenses during the final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their dissertation. Approximately 100 universities are invited to apply for the Fellowship, with the accounting faculty nominating the students.
"This is a well-deserved honor for Chris, who has truly distinguished himself by outstanding achievements in research and teaching,” said Associate Professor of Accounting Yong Yu, Christopher’s graduate advisor. “I am very proud of Chris and so happy to see his hard work, dedication and passion recognized through this award."
Christopher earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Science in Finance from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the program, he worked as a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Transaction Services group in New York City and as a Postgraduate Technical Assistant at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Christopher’s primary research interests are financial accounting and reporting issues by banks and other financial institutions.