NASBA names recipients of 2019 Accounting Education Research Grants

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The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy has announced the recipients of its 2019 Accounting Education Research Grants. Faculty and postdoctoral researchers will receive grants totaling no more than $25,000 in total.

Since the program’s launch in 2011, NASBA has awarded over $150,000 in grants to academic researchers from U.S. institutions.

This year’s Accounting Education Research Grant recipients include:

  • Dierdre Collier and Hannah Rozen, of Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Alexander Sannella, of Rutgers University. Their work, “Why Master’s in Accounting Students Do Not Sit for the CPA: Determinants and Perceptions of CPA Value,” attempts to identify the characteristics of graduate-level accounting students who complete a master’s level accounting degree program without plans to sit for the CPA Exam. The team has been awarded $6,000.
  • Jason Stanfield and Kelsey Brasel, of Ball State University, and Heather Carrasco, of Texas Tech University, were recognized for their work, “What Accounting Program and Curriculum Features Influence the Likelihood of Graduates Attempting the Uniform CPA Exam?” The team will identify key characteristics of the programs and curricula that experience notably low or high testing events by using program and curriculum data on all accounting programs offered by schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The team will also utilize CPA Exam performance data, provided by NASBA, to attempt to identify drivers of graduate engagement with the CPA Exam. The team will receive a grant of $1,500.
  • Linda Quick, Denise Dickins and Rachel Hull of East Carolina University will receive a grant of $10,419 for their research on the “Most Effective Study Methods for High-Stakes Tests: The CPA Exam.” The team will examine the study method or combination of study methods that provides the most effective way to prepare for the exam.

Grant proposals for 2020 are being accepted now through March 16, 2020. For more on the Accounting Education Research Grants Program or to apply for a 2020 grant, head to NASBA's site here.

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