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The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Accounting Education Research Grants on Wednesday. University honored professors and researchers will receive grants totaling $25,000.

NASBA Headquarters in Nashville

Courtesy of NASBA

“In 2017, NASBA received more high-quality research proposals than we’ve ever had,” said Raymond Johnson, chair of the NASBA Education Committee. “The proposals we funded in 2017 will help educators and accounting professionals better understand some of the challenges associated with developing high-quality advanced internships in accounting, and those associated with educating a diverse population. and building a more inclusive profession.

This year’s grant recipients include:

  • Kimberly Swanson Church (University of Missouri – Kansas City); Gail Hoover King (Purdue University Northwest) – “The landscape of high school accounting education and the impact on the future of the accounting profession.” Grant amount: $7,165.
  • Brandis Phillips (North Carolina A&T State University) – “Stereotype Threat and Mindset Guidance: Psychological Barriers to the Accounting Profession.” Grant amount: $8,125.
  • Reza Espahbodi, (Washburn University); G. Thomas White (College of William and Mary) – “Is Success on the CPA Exam a Matter of Opportunity?” Grant amount: $9,710.

The Research Grants Program has now awarded over $150,000 to 27 higher education institutions since its inception in 2011. The 2018 grant proposal period will be announced later in August.

For more information on the Accounting Education Research Grant program, as well as past recipients, visit the NASBA website here.