Free Site Registration

Audit Researcher Named Accounting Educator of the Year


Ted Mock, a professor at the University of California, Riverside, will receive the Accounting Educator of the Year Award from American Accounting Association at its annual meeting in August in Denver.

Ted Mock

"I was pretty shocked," said Mock, who has been teaching and researching accounting for over 40 years. "The competition is very strong and includes nominations from around the world."

Mock's research emphasizes three main aspects of auditing: risk assessment, evidential reasoning, and auditor judgment.

"He's just an inspiration to everybody," said Arnold Wright, the Joseph M. Golemme Research Professor at Northeastern University, who was one of Mock's Ph.D students, and one of five people who nominated Mock for the award. "He taught me the technical details to engage in research and teaching and also the professional values -- being curious, being tenacious and willing to take a position that may be controversial."

Mock earned his Bachelor's and Baster's degrees at The Ohio State University, and his Ph.D at UC Berkeley. He started his academic career at UCLA in 1968. Five years later, he moved across town to the University of Southern California, where he remained until 2008.

He has been a member of the American Accounting Association since 1968, serving as the president of its Auditing Section in 1991-92, and as editor of its main publication of audit research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.


Be the first to comment on this post using the section below.

Add Your Comments...

Already Registered?

If you have already registered to Accounting Today, please use the form below to login. When completed you will immeditely be directed to post a comment.


Follow Accounting Today


Deloitte’s Efforts at Greater Diversity and Inclusion

April 23, 2014

Deloitte vice chairman and chief inclusion officer Deb DeHaas discusses the firm's efforts at recruiting a more diverse workforce.

Trends in the Accounting Profession

April 18, 2014

Jim Metzler, former AICPA vice president of small firm interests, and founder of Metzler Advisory Group, talks about how the CPA profession is changing.

Lessons in M&A: Client and Staff Retention

April 14, 2014

Transition Advisors president Joel Sinkin talks about what firms should do after a merger to retain their clients and staff members.



More Taxpayer Misconceptions

April 21, 2014

Apparently, there’s no end to the ridiculous things taxpayers believe.

Dumbest Employee Excuses for Being Late

March 31, 2014

Running a little late could have big repercussions, especially at a firm in the midst of busy season. From escaped zebras to must-see TV, employers told CareerBuilder some of the most memorable excuses they've heard from tardy employees.

Common Taxpayer Misconceptions

March 19, 2014

The NAEA’s collection of ridiculous things tax clients believe.

The 10 Fastest-Growing Firms in the U.S.

March 10, 2014

The firms with the highest 2013 revenue growth in our Top 100 Firms/Regional Leaders list.

Top 10 Tech Trends for 2014

March 3, 2014

As companies gain more affordable access to new technology and platforms, they also seek to make smarter investments.