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Awards & Service

Our Faculty’s Contributions to the Accounting Profession

A program is only as great as the faculty who serve in the department, and our programs’ rankings reflect the excellence our faculty members strive to achieve in both research productivity and instruction quality. Our faculty members are renowned world-wide in the accounting industry, serving in editorial positions at top research journals and professional organizations, earning numerous awards for their research and teaching, and more. Below, you will find a small list of examples of some of the ways our faculty have contributed to the advancement of the accounting industry, as well as some of the acknowledgements the faculty have received for their accomplishments. 

Faculty Research Ranking Highlights

  • Brigham Young University’s (BYU) annual Accounting Rankings list the Foster School of Business as ranked 10th in the world for accounting research in top journals between 2015-2021.
  • An area of expertise among many of our faculty members, BYU’s rankings also ranked our accounting faculty as the 3rd biggest contributors to the field of financial accounting research between 2015-2021.
  • Many of our faculty members were also listed in the top 250 most productive researchers in overall accounting research over the last 6 years: Ed deHaan, Elizabeth Blankespoor, Sarah McVay, Stephanie Grant, Asher Curtis, Frank Hodge, Phillip Quinn.
  • More information can be found in the Foster School of Businesses’ breakdown of the rankings on our blog or on BYU’s Accounting Rankings website.

Faculty Professional Service Highlights

  • Professor Sarah McVay was elected to a three-year term as the American Accounting Association (AAA) Vice President of Research and Publications.
  • Associate Professor Ed deHaan is serving as chair of the AAA Annual Doctoral Consortium for the years 2019-22. The Deloitte/AAA Doctoral Consortium, which this year celebrated its 50th rendition, brings together the top 100 doctoral students from around the world for four intense days of presentations, workshops, and networking.
  • Associate Professor Beth Blankespoor was asked by the FASB to Create and Lead a FASB Webinar on XBRL for Researchers as part of their initiative to increase researcher engagement with XBRL.
  • Associate Professor Phil Quinn’s research into insider trading was cited by SEC Chair Gary Gensler in his speech at the CFO Network Summit and reported on by the Wall Street Journal.

 

Faculty Editorial Positions in Research Journals

Faculty Member Editorial Board Positions Associate Editor Positions Editor Positions
Darren Bernard The Accounting Review, Journal of Financial Reporting
Beth Blankespoor Journal of Accounting & Economics The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies
Asher Curtis Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research
Ed deHaan The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies Journal of Accounting & Economics, Journal of Financial Reporting (Guest Editor)
Weili Ge Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, The Accounting Review
Stephanie Grant Accounting Horizons, Accounting, Organizations, & Society
Dawn Matsumoto Journal of Accounting & Economics Management Science
Sarah McVay The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting & Finance Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Reporting

Faculty Teaching Awards Received (2020-2021)

  • Foster School of Business Full-Time MBA Professor of the Year (2022 Class) – Ed deHaan
  • Foster School of Business Evening MBA Professor of the Year (2023 Class) – Beth Blankespoor
  • Robert M. Bowen Excellence in Teaching Award – Executive MBA (Monthly 22) – Dawn Matsumoto
  • Foster School of Business Undergraduate Program Departmental Faculty of the Year- Accounting – Izzy Weber
  • Foster School of Business Dean’s Excellence Award for Graduate Teaching- Beth Blankespoor
  • University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award- Weili Ge

Faculty Research Awards Received (2015-2021):

  • Beth Blankespoor- Horizon Award- Dordt College. Alumni Achievement Award
  • Beth Blankespoor- Outstanding Discussion Award – Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Mid-Year Meeting. 2019
  • Beth Blankespoor- The Accounting Review- Outstanding Reviewer Award. Spring 2020
  • Beth Blankespoor- William A. & Helen I. Fowler Endowment Award for Special Achievement in Accounting- Foster School of Business. 2020
  • Beth Blankespoor & Ed deHaan – Best Paper Award- Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Mid-Year Meeting. 2021
  • Beth Blankespoor- Excellence in Refereeing Award – Journal of Accounting Research. 2021
  • Asher Curtis- William A. & Helen I. Fowler Endowment Award for Special Achievement in Accounting. Foster School of Business. 2019
  • Ed deHaan- Best Paper Award – Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Mid-Year Meeting. 2017
  • Ed deHaan- Best Discussant Award – Review of Accounting Studies Conference. 2018
  • Ed deHaan-Fowler Award for Special Achievement in Accounting. Foster School of Business. 2017
  • Ed deHaan- Dean’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Research. Foster School of Business. 2020
  • Weili Ge- Outstanding Discussant Award- Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Mid-Year Meeting. 2019
  • Stephanie Grant- Fowler Award for Special Achievement in Accounting – Foster School of Business 2019
  • Frank Hodge- Outstanding Manuscript Award- ABO Conference O. 2018
  • Dawn Matsumoto- Hall of Honor Recipient – University of Hawaii. 2015
  • Dawn Matsumoto- Outstanding Discussion Award – Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Mid-Year Meeting. 2018
  • Phil Quinn- Excellence in Reviewing Award- Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Mid-Year Meeting. 2018
  • Phil Quinn- Best Paper Award – American Accounting Association Accounting Horizons. 2018
  • Phil Quinn- Outstanding Paper Award- University of Pennsylvania Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research. 2020
  • Sarah Shaikh- Outstanding Discussion Award – Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Mid-Year Meeting. 2020