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Faculty Accomplishments

Our School of Accounting faculty are no different from many others – they hate to brag on their own accomplishments.  If they report an accomplishment, they will open with “I am not sure if it is worth mention…” or they state that they are certain others have “similar or ‘better’ honors” to report.   Even when they are told to shout their accomplishments from the rooftops, all that is heard is a whisper. 

It is for certain that the list below is not complete; there are certainly more accomplishments from our faculty than were shared.  Nonetheless, the School of Accounting is proud of all of the accomplishments claimed by our faculty members.

Rich White

The Alfred G. Smith Jr. Excellence in Teaching Award is one of the highest awards available to the Moore School of Business faculty.  Rich White received this award in April 2014 for his commitment to his students and his dedication to teaching.  Dr. White uses a four-part teaching philosophy to administer a quality education to his students: grading guidelines to control grade inflation, reliance upon FQ instead of IQ, class participation, and student accountability.  FQ is “failure quotient” and it measure the number of times a student can “fail”, learn from his mistakes, and get back up to try again.  Rich believes that students should not be admonished when they meet with failure, but should instead receive encouragement to continue forward towards their goals.  Rich’s four-part teaching philosophy has benefitted many students over the past years and this award reflects how much his concern for students has meant to them.  Congratulations, Rich White, for being honored with the 2013-2014 Alfred G. Smith Jr. Excellence in Teaching Award!  You exemplify the type of teaching the School of Accounting embraces!

Mark Cecchini

This spring, Mark was asked by Decision Support Systems to join the editorial board as an Associate Editor.  Published by Elseiver, Decision Support Systems welcomes contributions on the concepts and operational basis for DSSs, techniques for implementing and evaluating DSSs, DSS experiences, and related studies.  Manuscripts may delve into, draw-on, or expand such diverse areas as artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer supported cooperative work, data base management, decision theory, economics, linguistics, management science, mathematical modeling, operations management psychology, user interface management systems, and others. The common thread of articles published in the journal will be their relevance to theoretical, technical DSS issues.

Marsha Keune

Marsha was asked to join the Editorial Board of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.  Published by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association, the journal’s purpose is to promote the improvement of the practice and theory of auditing.  Papers reporting results of original research that embody improvements in auditing theory or auditing methodology, discussion and analysis of current issues that bear on development in auditing practice and research, practices and development in auditing in different countries are all focuses of the journal.  An essential objective is to promote communication between research and practice, which will influence present and future developments in auditing education as well as auditing research and practice.



Teaching Awards

Each academic year the MACC Student Association honors an Outstanding Audit and an Outstanding Tax professor at the Master's Hooding Ceremony.  For the 2013-2014 academic year, the Outstanding Audit professor is Dr. Scott Vandervelde and the Outstanding Tax professor is Dr. Caroline Strobel.

Additionally, the PMBA program awards an Outstanding Core Professor and an Outstanding Elective professor for their program.  The PMBA Outstanding Core professor for 2013-2014 is Dr. Robert Lipe.


The following articles were accepted for publication during the Spring 2014 semester:

Newman, Andrew H., “An Investigation of How the Informal Communication of Firm Preferences Influences Managerial Honesty,” Accounting, Organizations & Society, April 2014.

Messier, W. F. Jr., Quick, L., Vandervelde, Scott D., “The Influence of Process Accountability and Accounting Standard Type on Auditor Usage of a Status Quo Heuristic.” Accounting, Organizations & Society, 2014.