Patrick Kielty stands with his PhD Teaching Award

PhD student honored with teaching award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Patrick Kielty was awarded the Warrington College of Business Spring 2017 Ph.D. Teaching Award.

The award is presented by the Teaching & Learning Center at Warrington to recognize outstanding graduate student teaching and instructional innovation. The recipient is selected by the Warrington Teaching Committee.

“I am so thankful for the support of the Fisher School and the Warrington College of Business for the award,” Kielty said. “Throughout the process, I received great feedback from the faculty, staff, and fellow Ph.D. students on how to tailor my teaching philosophy and style to be as effective as possible. I’d also like to thank my father, David, who has been my main supporter through the Ph.D. program.”

Kielty taught Introduction to Auditing (ACG4632) in the spring semester, receiving a 5.0 out of 5.0 on his teaching evaluation score. The course introduces students to the basic concepts, principles and environment of financial statement auditing. It emphasizes the audit decision-making process, researching auditing standards, audit planning, evidence evaluation, audit reports, ethics and legal liability.

Kielty is a fifth-year student in the Fisher School of Accounting’s Ph.D. program. He received his master’s in management from Duke University and his bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and economics from the University of Massachusetts.