Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 -- The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its Accounting Education Research Grants Program. Three grants, totaling $24,500, will be awarded to faculty and postdoctoral researchers as they advance research on educational issues impacting Certified Public Accountants (CPA), the public accounting profession and Boards of Accountancy, charged with protecting the public.
The selection process was facilitated by the members of NASBA’s Education Committee, chaired by Karen Turner, CPA, Ph. D. The Committee is tasked with funding up to $25,000 in accounting education research grants annually. Since the program’s initial launch in 2011, nearly $70,000 has been awarded to aid academics in pursuing accountancy-focused research initiatives.
“We are again excited to award three grants this year,” said NASBA Chief Relationship Officer Alfonzo Alexander. “We are encouraged that the results of the research will help us better understand the current realities and the future needs of accounting education.”
Accounting Education Research Grants will be awarded to researchers from the following universities:
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
A Comparison of CPA Exam Performance by Candidates from For-Profit and Not-for-Profit
Institutions - $5,000
Submitted By: H. Fred Mittelstaedt, Ph.D., and Michael H. Morris, Ph.D.
Developing a Model Accounting Curriculum: Which Attributes of Accounting Degree Programs
Predict CPA Exam Success? - $7,000
Submitted By: Dennis Bline, Ph.D., Stephen Perreault and Xiachuan Zheng, Ph. D.
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
The Influence of Gender on CPA Exam Pass Rates - $12,500
Submitted By: Brad S. Trinkle, Ph.D., and Jim Scheiner, Ph.D.
To learn more about the Accounting Education Research Grants Program, click here.
Celebrating more than 100 years of service, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) serves as a forum for the nation’s Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license more than 700,000 certified public accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States.
NASBA’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness and advance the common interests of the Boards of Accountancy in meeting their regulatory responsibilities.
The Association promotes the exchange of information among accountancy boards, serving the needs of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions.
NASBA is headquartered in Nashville, TN, with satellite offices in New York, NY, and San Juan, PR, and an International Computer Testing and Call Center in Guam.
To learn more about NASBA, visit http://www.nasba.org/.
Cassandra Gray, NASBA, http://www.nasba.org, 615-564-2172, [email protected]