Kristen Valentine Fellowship
Accounting doctoral student Kristen Valentine has been selected to receive the University of Texas Graduate Continuing Fellowship for the next year. This competitive fellowship provides a $28,000 stipend for 12 months, health insurance assistance, and tuition assistance for up to nine semester hours for the fall and spring semesters and three for summer.
This is a high honor as students from all across the University are eligible. For a student to be considered, their graduate adviser must submit a nomination to the Graduate School. Faculty review committees evaluate the applications based on major accomplishments since entering Graduate School, a well-defined program of research, a strong personal statement and letters of recommendation.
Lillian Mills Named as AAA Presidential Scholar
Lillian Mills, the Beverly H. and William P. O'Hara Chair in Business, has been named as one of two 2018 Presidential Scholars by the American Accounting Association (AAA). She will deliver her first Presidential Research Lecture at the August 2018 AAA Annual Meeting in Washington DC.
The Board of Directors of the AAA recommended the commission of a series of Presidential Research Lectures, to be delivered at the Annual Meetings of the Association. To encourage broad dissemination, the Board has requested that The Accounting Review publish these lectures. The first lecture was presented in 1999.
Michael Clement Chair
As of August 31, 2018, Robert Freeman will step down after three years as Chair of the Accounting Department. Please join us in thanking Robert for all he has done to enhance the quality of our curricula and teaching, and the impact of our research.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Clement as Chair of the Accounting Department beginning September 1, 2018.
Michael Clement is the KPMG Centennial Professor of Accounting at McCombs. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from Stanford University in 1997, his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago in 1988, and his BBA from Baruch College in 1980. After completing his Ph.D., he joined the Department of Accounting at Texas McCombs as an assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 2004, and then to professor in 2011.
His private industry experience includes serving as VP, Global Investment Research for Goldman Sachs & Co., and VP, Capital Planning and Analysis for Citicorp. He also worked at Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells as a Senior Assistant Accountant.
Michael’s research and teaching interests include capital market use of financial information for valuation purposes, with particular interests in management disclosures and the activities of financial analysts. His widely-published and influential work appears in the top journals in accounting, finance, and management, including the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Finance, the Academy of Management Journal, among others.
He has served on the dissertation committees for over 16 candidates and has served the School, University, and Provost in 35 different positions of advisement and oversight. He was the winner of the Ernst & Young Inclusive Excellence Award in 2009 in honor of his commitment to diversity and inclusiveness at the university. In 2015, Michael was inducted into the Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame in recognition of his work encouraging minority business doctoral students.
Michael’s research, teaching, and service has prepared him well for this new role, and we hope you will join us in congratulating him.