Accounting Professor Named Outstanding Educator

August 11, 2015

University of Scranton Accounting Professor Douglas M. Boyle, D.B.A., CPA, CMA, was presented with the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from the Pennsylvania Institute of Public Accountants (PICPA) at its annual dinner earlier this month.

The annual award recognizes one full-time Pennsylvania college or university accounting educator who has distinguished himself or herself in the classroom while being actively involved in the accounting profession. Recipients have demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching as evidenced through instructional innovations, student and peer evaluations and active engagement in practical learning opportunities for students, among other factors.

Scranton is the only institution to have its faculty receive this award three times. Prior University of Scranton award winners were Brian W. Carpenter, Ph.D., CMA, professor of accounting, (1997) and Daniel P. Mahoney, Ph.D., CPA, CFE, professor of accounting, (2007).

Founded in 1897, PICPA is the second-oldest CPA organization in the United States. Its more than 22,000 members include practitioners in public accounting, industry, government and education. According to the organization’s website, affiliation with the PICPA represents a commitment to the CPA profession, including adherence to a stringent set of professional and technical standards.

Dr. Boyle holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton, a MBA from Columbia University and a doctorate from Kennesaw State University. A Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Management Accountant, he has more than 25 years of industry executive experience. He twice earned the Kania School of Management Teacher of the Year award and earned the Provost Excellence Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching in 2014 and for Scholarly Publication in 2012.

In the last two years, two of Dr. Boyle’s manuscripts, co-authored with other University of Scranton accounting professors, received the Institute of Management Accountants’ Lybrand Medal (silver and bronze). The award annually recognizes just three “outstanding articles of the year” of all the manuscripts published in the Institute of Management Accountants’ Strategic Finance and Management Accounting Quarterly journals.

Dr. Boyle currently serves as chair of the Accounting Department and as the president of the Faculty Senate at the University. He has served on the boards of directors for public and private companies and serves on the Finance Committee and as board chairman for the Allied Services Skilled Nursing Division.

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