Washington (Aug. 24, 2003) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission has selected H. David Sherman as the Division of Corporation Finance academic accounting fellow for a one-year term.

While at the commission, the academic accounting fellow addresses issues involving difficult and unusual accounting, auditing and financial reporting questions; reviews filings by public companies to identify significant accounting and disclosure problems; and participates in research projects pertaining to current financial reporting issues.

Sherman replaces the outgoing academic accounting fellow, Mary Brady Greenawalt. He is an associate professor at Northeastern University in Boston, where he teaches accounting and control courses in executive and high technology MBA programs and graduate and undergraduate business programs. He is also an adjunct associate professor at Tufts Medical School and co-director of the MD-MBA program. He was previously on the faculty of MIT Sloan School of Management and has been a visiting faculty at the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France.

His research interests include financial reporting, performance measurement and management, and financial literacy issues facing corporate managers and boards of directors in global businesses.

Sherman has also served as a director and chief financial officer of several businesses, and has consulted on financial performance issues with major corporations.

-- WebCPA staff

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