Shirley Jones, Dr. Gary McGill and wife, Laura
Dr. Gary McGill, with his mother, Shirley Jones (left), and wife, Laura, at the Rawls College of Business Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Fisher School director honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Gary McGill, Associate Dean and Director of the Fisher School of Accounting, received the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Faculty Award from Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business on April 23.

The Rawls College of Business has honored its distinguished alumni and friends since 1986, but this was the first year the College introduced a faculty category.

Dr. McGill has published more than 50 journal articles, book chapters or research reports in the field’s top academic journals. He has provided invited testimony to the Senate Finance Committee; received competitive research grants from firms such as Deloitte, EY and PwC among others; served on the editorial boards of The Journal of the American Taxation Association and Advances in Taxation, and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Accounting Literature; served on the boards of several national professional organizations; and served as President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA), which honored him with the FSA/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award in March.

Dr. McGill, who currently holds the J. Roy Duggan Endowed Professorship, has been with the Fisher School since 1986 when joined as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. He became Director of the Fisher School in 2006, and Associate Dean of the Warrington College of Business Administration in 2007.

Dr. McGill, a CPA, has a Ph.D. in Accounting from Texas Tech University and received both a M.P.A in Taxation and a B.B.A in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. He lectures on international tax, federal tax, accounting for income taxes, and accounting research.