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Department News - Accounting


Kristen Valentine Receives University Graduate Continuing Fellowship

Accounting Faculty Promotions

Welcome the New Department of Accounting Chair!

Department of Accounting Sweeps 2017 PAR Rankings for 8th Year in a Row

Continuing our now 8-year streak, the Department of Accounting swept the Public Accounting Report (PAR) Annual Professors Survey earning No. 1 rankings for our undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs.

  • For 26 years in a row, McCombs has placed first or second in the undergraduate rankings.
  • McCombs has led the master's program rankings for 23 out of the past 24 years.
  • Our doctoral program has taken the No.1 spot 14 times in the last 16 years.

The PAR is billed as “the independent newsletter of the accounting profession since 1978.” For the undergraduate and graduate rankings, professors for the past 35 years have been asked to rank programs at American colleges and universities on a 1 to 10 scale on the single question, “Which programs consistently turn out students capable of some day attaining partner status?” In the doctoral rankings, professors are asked to name the programs they most regard for turning out accounting professors.

We are extremely excited the PAR once again recognized us for our superior faculty, students, and programs. Hook 'em accountants!


Brady Williams and Donna Johnston-Blair Honored

The BBA Honor Roll is an initiative of the Undergraduate Business Council (UBC, the student leadership group) to acknowledge those who perform exceptionally well in the classroom in BBA classes, thus enriching the student experience and setting a standard that we all can aspire to.

We are pleased to announce that Lecturer Donna Johnston-Blair and Assistant Professor Brady Williams were selected for this honor. Especially considering a major factor in the selection is their overall instructor rating in the Course Instructor Survey. It's great to see students recognize our high-quality instructors as we have always focused on hiring the best and brightest.

Congratulations Brady and Donna!