August 22, 2014

AMIS faculty recognized by American Accounting Association

Faculty in the Department of Accounting and MIS were recognized for contributions to accounting education, research and leadership in the academic community at the 2014 American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

View the full AAA citation (also in PDF)

John C. Fellingham, H.P. Wolfe Chair in Accounting and professor of accounting and MIS, was named a 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.

The award, sponsored by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation, recognizes “contributions to accounting education from scholarly endeavors in research and teaching over a sustained period of time” through educational innovations, teaching excellence, publications, research guidance to graduate students, and significant involvement in professional and academic societies and activities. A widely published researcher, Fellingham has also served on numerous editorial boards and is the recipient of teaching honors including, most recently, Fisher’s 2014 Undergraduate Program Teaching Award.

Darren T. Roulstone assumed his role as president of the AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) after serving as the 2013-2014 president-elect. Roulstone, associate professor and director of the PhD Program in Accounting and MIS, became the second FARS president from Fisher in the last 10 years. Anne L. Beatty, Deloitte & Touche Chair in Accounting, served as president from 2006-2007.

Zahn Bozanic, assistant professor of accounting and MIS, co-authored a study that received the inaugural FARS Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award. “Financial Statement Irregularities: Evidence from the Distributional Properties of Financial Statement Numbers” has also been featured in Forbes and CFO Magazine.

Founded in 1916, AAA is the largest community of accountants in academia. The mission of the highly respected organization is to be the “premier forum for scholarly interchange in accounting” through enhancement of learning, pursuit and advancement of knowledge and service activities.