Fisher School dedicates atrium to longtime professor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Fisher School of Accounting at the Warrington College of Business Administration dedicated the atrium of Gerson Hall, the home of the Fisher School, to longtime accounting professor Dr. Irvin N. Gleim.

Dr. Gleim was an innovative force in the field of accounting not only through his teaching and research, but also through his professional exploits as a self-made publisher. Dr. Gleim published training manuals for budding accountants that became the field’s authoritative learning tool for accounting students. Dr. Gleim, President of Gleim Publications, Inc., self-published his first CPA Review book in 1974, and now has more than 200 titles to his credit providing accounting students the richest, most in-depth material for CPA, CIA, CMA and EA exam preparation.

Dr. Gleim also made an extraordinary impact on the aviation industry. Dr. Gleim, an avid pilot, published training books designed for pilots to master both Federal Aviation Administration examinations as well as earn their FAA pilot licenses. All told, approximately 5 million accountants and pilots have used Dr. Gleim’s training manuals over his 40-year, self-publishing career.

Dr. Gleim arrived at the University of Florida in 1971 and spent the next 17 years shaping some of the nation’s brightest accounting minds. He was a treasured member of the faculty during the Fisher School’s formative years—the Fisher School was founded in 1977—and his uncanny knack to recite complex accounting equations without reference dazzled his students. With the Fisher School firmly entrenched as one of the nation’s emerging accounting schools, he retired in 1988 and became a Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Gleim has been an active member of the accounting industry holding memberships in the American Accounting Association, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the American Institute of CPAs, the Association of Government Accountants, the Florida Institute of CPAs, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Institute of Management Accountants. His work has been published in the field’s elite scholarly journals including the Journal of Accountancy, The Accounting Review and the American Business Law Journal.

Dr. Gleim holds professional degrees and certifications as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM) and as a Certified Flight Instructor.