The Accounting Hall of Fame Inducts a New Member for 2002: Stephen A. Zeff
Stephen A. Zeff, Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Accounting at Rice University, was inducted into The Accounting Hall of Fame on August 15, 2002, during a breakfast ceremony at the American Accounting Association's Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The award was presented by Professor Thomas R. Dyckman of Cornell University
Historian, teacher, and internationally known lecturer, Professor Zeff's keen observations and insights have enhanced perspectives on accounting in both national and global domains and sharpened understanding of critical accounting policy issues. He has authored over 20 books and monographs and 30 major articles and delivered more than 500 lectures and seminars to students, academics, and practitioners, over 380 of which have been outside the United States.
His long and distinguished record of service to the American Accounting Association includes service as the first Director of Education (1969-71), editor of The Accounting Review for three terms (1977-1982), and President (1985-86). In addition he authored a history of the Association to commemorate its fiftieth anniversary.
Professor Zeff has received a dozen awards for his distinguished teaching at Tulane and Rice, as well as the American Accounting Association's Outstanding Accounting Educator Award in 1988 and the Outstanding International Accounting Educator Award given in 1999 by the AAA's International Accounting Section. His contributions have been recognized by the Texas Society of CPAs and by academic and professional bodies in many countries outside the U.S., including Latin America, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Finland.
The Accounting Hall of Fame was established in 1950 in the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems at Ohio State University. Elections to the Hall of Fame are made by an international board of nominations. Honorees are accountants who have made or are making significant contributions to the advancement of accounting in academe, accounting practice, government, or business since the beginning of the twentieth century. Since its establishment, 70 distinguished accountants from the United States and other countries have been elected to the Hall of Fame through 2002.
Thomas Dyckman presents certificate to Stephen Zeff.
Members of Accounting Hall of Fame in attendance at induction ceremony on August 15, 2002 in Atlanta: Back Row (left to right): William H. Beaver (Stanford University), James Don Edwards (University of Georgia), Nicholas Dopuch (Washington University), Charles T. Horngren (Stanford University), Sidney Davidson (University of Chicago); Front Row (left to right) : Joel S. Demski (University of Florida), Stephen A. Zeff (Rice University), and Arthur R. Wyatt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).