NASHVILLE, TENN., (JUNE 21, 2017) – The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its Accounting Education Research Grants for 2017. Faculty and postdoctoral researchers will be awarded research grants totaling $25,000.

This year’s Accounting Education Research Grant recipients include the team of Kimberly Swanson Church, Ph.D., from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and Gail Hoover King, Ph.D., from Purdue University Northwest for their work, “The Landscape of High School Accounting Education and the Impact on the Future of the Accounting Profession.” Their team will be awarded a grant amount of $7,165. Brandis Phillips, Ph.D., CPA, of North Carolina A&T State University will receive a grant amount of $8,125 for his work on, “Stereotype Threat and Mindset Orientation: Psychological Barriers to the Accounting Profession.” Lastly, the team of Reza Espahbodi, Ph.D., CPA, of Washburn University and G. Thomas White, Ph.D., CPA, of College of William and Mary will receive a grant amount of $9,710 for their research determining, “Is Success on the CPA Exam All About Opportunity?”

“In 2017, NASBA received more high-quality research proposals than we have ever had,” said Raymond N. Johnson, CPA, Ph.D., Education Committee Chair of NASBA. He said, “The proposals we funded in 2017 will help educators and accounting professionals better understand some of the challenges associated with developing high-quality, advanced placement courses in accounting, and those related to educating a diverse population and building a more inclusive profession.”

Since the program’s initial launch in 2011, an estimated $150,000 has been awarded to academic researchers representing 27 U.S. institutions. For those interested in being considered for funding in 2018, the grant proposal period will be announced and opened in August 2017. To learn more about the Accounting Education Research Grants Program and to view a listing of past recipients, CLICK HERE.

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