Texas A&M professor wins Outstanding Educator award

Dr. Michael Shaub, CPA and clinical professor accounting at Texas A&M University, was honored recently with the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (TSCPA) 2008 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.

At a ceremony held Oct. 24 during the TSCPA Accounting Education Conference, Shaub received a plaque and a $1,000 award provided by the TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation.

The statewide TSCPA Outstanding Accounting Educator Awards honor Texans who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and who have distinguished themselves through active service to the accounting profession. Criteria for judging includes instructional innovation, student motivation, the pursuit of learning opportunities for students, involvement in student and professional accounting organizations, and research accomplishments and publications.

Shaub strives to motivate students by establishing a personal relationship with each student. In his last two fall semesters, he taught 207 and 193 students, respectively, and made a point to know each one of his students’ names and a little bit about them. He incorporates the professional environment in discussions whenever possible and he puts emphasis on ethical conduct. He places his students in Ethics Accountability Groups for an annual project where they analyze the opportunities, motivations and rationalization for cheating in his course by preparing a report and presentation. This deepens their understanding of internal controls and the fraud assessment process that they will use in real life situations.

As a clinical professor, Shaub focuses his research efforts on issues with practical implications for the profession. He has also been researching accounting ethics, trust and professional skepticism for the last 20 years, resulting in a dissertation, many articles and publications and book reviews. He is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Texas Society of CPAs and is affiliated with the Brazos Valley chapter.

About TSCPA

TSCPA is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. The society has 20 local chapters statewide and has 28,000 members, one of the largest in-state memberships of any state CPA society in the United States. TSCPA is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession.

You may like these other stories...

On October 23, 2013, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) announced ten recipients of the 2013-2014 AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship. This annual award is bestowed on undergraduate and graduate-level accounting majors...
By Deanna C. White Firm leaders who want to know how the latest generation of CPAs are prepared to enhance their business and meet the demands of a "dynamic marketplace" need to look no further than the...
By Deanna C. White Many people have probably dreamed about having the courage to change their lives; to step aside from the arc of the usual expectations, take one great leap of faith, and, despite all adversity, build...

Already a member? log in here.

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Sep 24
In this jam-packed presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA will give you a crash-course in creating spreadsheet-based dashboards. A dashboard condenses large amounts of data into a compact space, yet enables the end user to easily drill down into details when warranted.
Sep 30
This webcast will include discussions of important issues in SSARS No. 19 and the current status of proposed changes by the Accounting and Review Services Committee in these statements.
Oct 21
Kristen Rampe will share how to speak and write more effectively by understanding your own and your audience's communication style.
Oct 23
Amber Setter will show the value of leadership assessments as tools for individual and organizational leadership development initiatives.