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The Pathways Commission started work in 2010 to develop and implement recommendations to improve accounting education and to attract high-quality diverse entrants to the accounting profession. This project utilizes oral history techniques and recorded interviews to investigate the perceptions of success regarding Pathways from participants in the effort. Structured interview techniques contributed to findings regarding successes and disappointments related to Pathways from 25 contributors to Pathways, including three AAA past presidents, a former Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission, past presidents of AACSB, NASBA, and the Institute of Internal Auditors, and other representatives from industry, accounting practice, and academia. Recorded interviews will be published through the Library of the Accounting Profession at the University of Mississippi.


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  • Subject
    • Business

  • Department
    • Department of Accounting & Law, Mike Cottrell College of Business

  • Institution
    • Gainesville

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022

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    • Author Biography:

      William H. Black, PhD, CPA, CFE, CMA, CVA, ABAR is Associate Professor of Accounting & Law in the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia. He teaches financial and managerial accounting, fraud examination, financial statement analysis and valuation, and technological impacts on accounting in the Masters of Accountancy and undergraduate programs. His research interests include ethics, business valuation, and accounting history, and he has published in numerous top-quality journals. One of his articles won the 2016 Vangermeersch Award from the Academy of Accounting Historians, recognizing outstanding research by a faculty member within seven years of their terminal degree. Black is the Senior Editor of Accounting Historians Journal and is past president of the Georgia Association of Accounting Educators. Before joining the faculty at UNG, he taught at Case Western Reserve University, the University of Illinois, and Emory University. He served as the Official Historian of the Pathways Commission from 2010 to 2012, and wrote Chapter 8 of the 2012 Pathways Commission Report.

      Title of Award Granted:

      2020 Presidential Summer Incentive Grant

      Name of Institution that Granted the Award:

      University of North Georgia