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    Accounting Professor Named Distinguished Scholar

    Douglas M. Boyle, D.B.A., professor and chair of The University of Scranton’s Accounting Department, was selected as the 2022 Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Research Foundation Distinguished Scholar.
    April 14, 2022

    Douglas M. Boyle, D.B.A., professor and chair of The University of Scranton’s Accounting Department and director of its nationally recognized DBA program, was selected as the 2022 Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Research Foundation Distinguished Scholar.

    The prestigious national award, based on peer recommendations, recognizes the recipient’s body of research and its relevance to the mission of IMA Research Foundation, as well as the awardee’s contribution to the management accounting body of knowledge and demonstrated practical value to accounting and financial professionals. The IMA Distinguished Scholar Award, which will be formally presented at the American Accounting Association’s annual meeting in San Diego in August, was previously known as the IMA Research Foundation Siegel Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Dr. Boyle has received numerous accolades for his research. The Brigham Young University Accounting Rankings, which internationally recognizes and ranks accounting faculty members based on their research publication success in top-tier, peer-reviewed accounting journals, placed Dr. Boyle No. 7 in the world in 2021 and 2020 reports for accounting education research. An article published by Dr. Boyle and Scranton accounting professors James Boyle, D.B.A., and Daniel Mahoney, Ph.D., won the IMA’s Lybrand Gold Medal as the “outstanding article of the year” for 2019; and an article published by Dr. Boyle, Dr. Mahoney and University Accounting Professor Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., received the 2016 Lybrand Gold Medal. His articles with Scranton professors and DBA students also won Lybrand Silver Medals in 2021, 2020, and 2015 and Lybrand Bronze Medals in 2020 and 2014, in addition to other awards.

    Dr. Boyle’s research has been published in numerous academic and refereed journals, such as The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAPP), Accounting Horizons, Current Issues in Auditing, The Journal of Accounting Education, The Accounting Educators’ Journal, The Journal of Accountancy, Strategic Finance, Fraud Magazine, Internal Auditor, Management Accounting Quarterly, The CPA Journal, Internal Auditing, The Journal of Applied Business Research and The Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences.

    A Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Management Accountant, Dr. Boyle has more than 30 years of industry experience. He has served in executive roles in startup, middle market and Fortune 500 companies where he has held the positions of chief executive officer, president, chief operations officer and chief financial officer.

    An award-winning teacher, Dr. Boyle was profiled for the past three years as one of just six “Professors to Know in Business Programs Based in the Northeast” selected by Bschools.org, an online resource for entrepreneurs.

    At Scranton, Dr. Boyle was named the Kania School of Management’s (KSOM) Alperin Teaching Fellow for 2015 to 2018 and received the KSOM Advisory Board’s Award for Curriculum Innovation for 2017-2018. He has twice earned the KSOM Teacher of the Year award and earned the Provost Excellence Awards for the Scholarship of Teaching in 2014 and for Scholarly Publication in 2012 and the Faculty Senate’s Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award in 2019. He was awarded the Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2015 and an Outstanding Lecturer Award from the Cultural Mission of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in 2012. He is also the founder and director of the University’s Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program.

    Scranton’s DBA program has received international recognition when the prestigious accrediting body, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), listed the program in 2019 among the “Innovations and Best Practices in Canada, Latin America and the United States.” Two DBA students have received the prestigious Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Award.

    Dr. Boyle earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of Scranton, an MBA from Columbia University and a doctorate from Kennesaw State University.

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