Three Accounting Education Research Grants totaling $20,160 were awarded to faculty and postdoctoral researchers by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. The recipients were recognized for their research on issues impacting CPAs, the profession and state boards’ charge to protect the public.

"NASBA was pleased with the overall response, as a total of nine highly competitive grant proposals, totaling more than $105,000, were received in this, the program's first year," said Alfonzo Alexander, NASBA chief relationship officer, in a statement.

The NASBA education committee, chaired by Karen Turner, chose the recipients and now plans to bestow accounting education research grants annually.

This year’s grants will be awarded to:

  • The Successful CPA in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy: Technology Skills and Managing in a Virtual Setting: $8,160

Submitted By: Kathy T. Best (Mount Olive College) and Roselie E. McDevitt (Mount Olive College)

  • Determinant Factors for the Dearth of Minority CPAs: $8,000

Submitted By: Helen Gabre, Ph.D., CPA (Alabama A&M University), Dale L. Flesher, Ph.D., CPA (University of Mississippi) and Frank Ross, MBA, CPA (Howard University)

  • Are CPAs Complying With the Spirit of the 150 Hour Requirement?: $4,000

Submitted By: Kate Mooney, PhD, CPA (St. Cloud State University) and Kerry Marrer, MBA, CPA (St. Cloud State University)