The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy announced on Wednesday the 2017 winners of its annual Accounting Education Research Grants. The honored university faculty and researchers will be awarded grants totaling $25,000.

NASBA's headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.
NASBA's headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.

“In 2017, NASBA received more high-quality research proposals than we have ever had,” stated Raymond Johnson, NASBA's education committee chair. "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.”

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 Orientation: 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 All About Opportunity?” Grant amount: $9,710.

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

For more information on the Accounting Education Research Grants Program, as well as past winners, head to NASBA's site here.

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