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Brian White Receives CBA Foundation Research Excellence Award

Dean Hartzell has announced that Brian White is the co-recipient of the McCombs Research Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. Find and read his research on the Department's Published Works page.

"One of the distinguishing characteristics about the McCombs School of Business is that it offers the opportunity to learn from some of the leading business scholars in the world. Our faculty members conduct research that is not only on the cutting edge of their respective fields, but also impacts business practice, public policy, and future research.” - Dean Jay Hartzell

This year’s award recipients will be recognized at the faculty meeting & luncheon on Tuesday, April 26th. Winners receive a plaque in recognition of the award and a $1,250 stipend

Brian Lendecky Selected for Faculty Honor Roll

Congratulations to Brian Lendecky for being chosen for the Spring 2015 Faculty Honor Roll for Texas MBA at Houston Cohort 1 and Cohort 2! 

The Texas MBA at Houston Program is designed for rising managers and seasoned professionals who seek a flexible path to an MBA that will allow them to continue working throughout their study. Brian Lendecky is a proud alumnus of the UT McCombs School of Business MPA Program and a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Accounting, in addition to leading classes for executive education.

Steve Goodson Reappointed to IIA and ACGA Committees

Lecturer Steve Goodson was recently reappointed to the Institute of Internal Auditor’s (IIA) Global Committee, also known as the Committee for Research and Education Advisors (CREA). CREA is the think tank of the IIA, providing up to date research and education materials for the internal audit professional.

In addition, Steve was appointed to continue to serve on the Advisory Committee of the American Center for Governmental Auditing (ACGA). IN 2014, Steve helped establish the ACGA as an IIA volunteer. The ACGA, a part of the IIA, focuses on providing guidance and support to government auditors in the U.S.

From the ACGA website: “The mission of the American Center for Government Auditing is to advance the professional practice of auditing in the public sector by advocating its value through timely and relevant thought leadership, communication, collaboration, and education.”

Eric Chan Wins Best Paper Award

New Assistant Professor, Eric Chan, won the Best Paper Award at the 2016 Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting for his solo-authored paper, “Promotion, Relative Performance Information, and the Peter Principle.” This paper served as Eric’s doctoral dissertation and examines the effects of providing workers with relative performance information (RPI) on employers’ promotion decisions and the impact of those decisions on worker performance. His results found both positive and negative impacts from workers who have RPI and he discusses possible solutions to mitigate the problems he identified.

Congratulations to one of our newest faculty members on his latest honor!

William Kinney Inaugural Speaker for Symposium Series

William Kinney was selected to speak at the "Leading Accounting Scholars Symposium Series" at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. The two-day seminar workshop was on Planning for Research Success in Accounting. Professor Kinney was the Inaugural speaker for the event, a perfect choice due to his leading the development of research on auditing and related accounting phenomena for fifty years. 

Professor Kinney has previously taught ACC 380K, Accounting/Audit Research: Design & Evaluation, where he encouraged our students to pursue their own questions in accounting research.  We are fortunate to have not only an accounting legend but also a member of The Accounting Hall of Fame amongst our faculty. We're certain the seminar was a smashing success!