Nashville, Tenn., May 25, 2011 – The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its Accounting Education Research Grants Program. Three grants, totaling $20,160, will be awarded to faculty and postdoctoral researchers as they advance research on educational issues impacting Certified Public Accountants (CPA), the public accounting profession and state boards’ charge to protect the public.

“NASBA was pleased with the overall response as a total of nine highly competitive grant proposals, totaling more than $105,000, were received in this, the program’s first year,” shared Alfonzo Alexander, NASBA Chief Relationship Officer.

Members of NASBA’s Education Committee, chaired by Karen Turner, CPA, Ph.D, managed the process and selected the recipients. Based on this year’s experience, NASBA plans to award accounting education research grants annually.

Accounting Education Research Grants will be awarded to:

THE SUCCESSFUL CPA IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING GLOBAL ECONOMY: TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND MANAGING IN A VIRTUAL SETTING - $8,160
Submitted By: Kathy T. Best (Mount Olive College) and Roselie E. McDevitt (Mount Olive College)

DETERMINANT FACTORS FOR THE DEARTH OF MINORITY CPAS - $8,000
Submitted By: Helen Gabre, Ph.D., CPA (Alabama A&M University), Dale L. Flesher, Ph.D., CPA
(University of Mississippi) and Frank Ross, MBA, CPA (Howard University)

ARE CPAS COMPLYING WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE 150 HOUR REQUIREMENT? – $4,000
Submitted By: Kate Mooney, PhD, CPA (St. Cloud State University) and Kerry Marrer, MBA, CPA (St.
Cloud State University)

Accounting Education Research Grant Recipients

About NASBA
Celebrating 103 years of service, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) serves as a forum for the nation’s state boards of accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license over 650,000 certified public accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States.

NASBA is headquartered in Nashville, TN, with satellite offices in New York, NY, and Guam.

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