New York (June 14, 2002) -- The American Institute of CPAs has named William R. Kinney as the 2002 recipient of its Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award.The annual award recognizes full-time college accounting educators for excellence in teaching and national prominence in the accounting profession. Kinney was presented with the award at the AICPA spring council meeting in Savannah last month.

Kinney holds the Charles and Elizabeth Prothro regents Chair in Business and the PricewaterhouseCoopers auditing fellowship at the University of Texas, Austin. Prior to joining UT-Austin in 1988, he taught at Oklahoma State University, the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan and INSEAD (France).

In 1998, Kinney pioneered a course, "Introduction to Assurance Services" that is a requirement for all UT students in the masters in accounting program. In addition, he has authored a book and numerous journal articles, and been a regular speaker on assurance research and accounting research and practice.

-- Electronic Accountant Newswire staff

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