Demski honored with lifetime contribution award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Joel Demski, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar in the Fisher School of Accounting, has been awarded the 2010 Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award by the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.

This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to management accounting education, research and practice over a sustained period of time through scholarly endeavors, teaching excellence, educational innovation and service to the Management Accounting Section.

No one has been more prolific in producing accounting literature over the past half-century (1959-2008) than Dr. Demski. A recent study comparing rankings of “Five Leading Accounting Journals” and “25 Core Accounting Journals” found that Dr. Demski was No. 1 in both data sets as 42 of his 52 articles appeared in the top five accounting journals.

Dr. Demski is a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame and was awarded the American Accounting Association’s Seminal Contribution Award in 1994. He has published six books and 76 journal articles spanning his 44-year academic career.

Dr. Demski has been a professor at Fisher since 1994. He has also instructed at Columbia, Stanford and Yale. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (’62) and MBA (’63) from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Chicago (’67).