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Derek K. Oler and William R. Pasewark Receive the 2017 Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award

by - Jul 07, 2017

THIS STORY WAS PROVIDED BY NANCY MACIAG, THE EXECUTIVE AND BOARD SERVICES MANAGER FOR THE AMERICAN ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATION.

The American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to congratulate Derek K. Oler and William R. Pasewark as recipients of the Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award for their paper, “How to Review a Paper.” This AAA award will be presented to the authors in the form of unique glass art pieces and a $2,500 prize at the Tuesday luncheon on August 8, 2017 at the AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Derek K. Oler is the Jerry S. Rawls Associate Professor of Accounting at the School of Accounting at Texas Tech University. Professor Oler was born and raised in Alberta, Canada. He served an LDS mission in West Virginia, received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Alberta, and worked as an auditor for the Auditor General of Alberta and for KPMG in Edmonton, Alberta. After obtaining professional designations as a Chartered Accountant and a CPA, Professor Oler earned his PhD in accounting from Cornell University. His research has been published in a number of journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Issues in Accounting Education, The Financial Review, Research in Accounting Regulation, and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. He is also an avid cyclist who rode from Seattle to Boston on a road bike in the summer of 2014.

William R. Pasewark is the Webster Professor of Business and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research at Texas Tech University. He received his Ph.D. and MBA at Texas A&M University and a BBA in finance from the University of Texas. Professor Pasewark is certified as a public accountant (CPA) in Texas and a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Previously, he was a professor at the University of Georgia and the University of Houston, a financial analyst for Exxon (now ExxonMobil), and a credit analyst for the largest bank in San Antonio, Texas. He has also taught continuing professional education and in-house education programs at several major accounting firms, banks, and oil companies. Professor Pasewark was editor of Issues in Accounting Education from 2010 to 2012.

The Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award is presented to the best paper published each calendar year. The award winner is selected by online voting open to all Issues in Accounting Education subscribing members of the AAA. More information about this award is available on the AAA website. For 2017, the American Accounting Association is honored to be able to bestow this award to Derek K. Oler and William R. Pasewark.


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