Stephen Asare

Fisher School professor selected as Democracy & Development Fellow

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Stephen K. Asare, KPMG Professor in Accounting, was selected by the Ghana Center for Democratic Development as one of its first Democracy and Development Fellows.

Asare was selected as a Democracy and Development Fellow in Public Law and Justice. He is one of four accomplished scholars and practitioners selected to “help bring rich and diverse knowledge, experience, passion and commitment to the development of Ghana and Africa.”

The Ghana Center for Democratic Development notes Asare is “well known in Ghana as a public intellectual and scholar-activist whose contributions and activism, including as a plaintiff in a number of precedent-setting cases before the Supreme Court of Ghana, are helping to push the frontiers of governance and the role of law, particularly in the area of constitutional law and practice.”

Asare has been with the Fisher School of Accounting since 1989. His research interests include attestation, financial reporting, corporate governance and law. He has sat on a number of editorial boards and is widely published in the field of accounting. He has also received a number of grant and teaching awards, including the AICPA and IAASB Research Grant on Unqualified Audit Report communications, the KPMG Peat Marwick Business Measurement Research Grant, the Cook Teaching Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and was named the Fisher School of Accounting Undergraduate Teacher of the Year.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, his J.D. from the University of Florida, his MBA from Baylor University and his B.Sc. from the University of Ghana.