Dr. Thomas G. Calderon is Professor of Accounting & Chair of theGeorge W. Daverio School of Accountancy at the The University of Akron. We have been friends since I met him in the doctoral program at Virginia Tech. He was two years ahead of me.
Thomas is a very active researcher and prolific writer. I respect and admire him. He writes me of a very interesting panel discussion upcoming at the Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association (of accounting professors) upcoming in Washington, D.C.
I think this panel discussion will be excellent, and I plan on attending and reporting on it. If you are in the area, I recommend that you attend.
Title: Hot, Vital and Unresolved: Views From Practice Leaders of Issues that the Academy Should Research
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Monday, August 6, 2012
Location: AAA National Meeting, Washington DC
Moderator: Thomas Calderon, Professor & Chair, George W. Daverio School of Accountancy, The University of Akron
- Darrel Schubert, Partner, Professional Practice Audit and Assurance Services; Leader, Development of E&Y audit methodology and policies, Ernst & Young; Chairman, Auditing Standards Board, AICPA
- Trent Gazzaway, National Managing Partner of Audit Services, Grant Thornton
- William F. Ezzell, National Managing Partner, Regulatory & Public Policy Group, Deloitte
- Frank Steininger, Assurance Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
About the session:
Accounting faculty across the globe are interested in learning about the challenges faced by professionals in the field. Faculty are also eager to learn how they might contribute to addressing those issues through their research. In this session, leading professionals from public accounting firms will share their views on what is “hot, vital and in need of research by academics.” This is an important panel that could potentially help in setting the academic research agenda in auditing for many years.
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht