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Office: 258
Mackenzie Hall
Phone: 206-543-9390
Fax: 206-685-1561

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353200
Seattle, WA 98195-3200

Educating accountants for the information age is a great challenge. How well accounting programs meet that challenge will determine their stature in the twenty-first century.

Gary L. Sundem

Professor Emeritus of Accounting


PhD Stanford University (1971)
MBA Stanford University (1969)
BA Carleton College (1967)

Current Research

Ethical issues in accounting, Future of the accounting profession

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 1971
Visiting professor, Nanyang Business School in Singapore, 2003
Visiting professor, INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, 1987
Visiting professor, Cornell University, 1977-1978
Visiting professor, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, 1974-1975

Selected Publications

  1. Introduction to Management Accounting, 16th edition
    Book:Horngren, C., Sundem, G., Burgstahler, D., and Schatzberg, J., (2013). Prentice Hall
  2. Introduction to Financial Accounting, 11th edition
    Book:Horngren, C., Sundem, G., Elliott, J., and Philbrick, D., (2013). Prentice Hall
  3. Research for Accounting Policy: An Overview
    Journal Article:May, R., and Sundem, G., (1976). The Accounting Review, Vol. 51(4), pp. 747-764.

Honors and Awards

Ron Crocket Award for Academic Excellence, 2008
American Accounting Association (AAA) Outstanding Educator Award, 1998
American Accounting Association Distinguished International Lecturer, 1990
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Accounting Educator, 1987
AICPA/AAA Notable Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award, 1977

Academic Service

Chair, AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee, 1997-99
President of the American Accounting Association, 1992-1993
Executive director of the Accounting Education Change Commission, 1989-1991
Editor of The Accounting Review, 1982-1986