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Research Roundup: Innovative ideas from Warrington in 2019-2020

Over the 2019-2020 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless students the fundamentals of business, to writing or being quoted in the news about trending topics, the innovative ideas from Warrington faculty members continued to elevate the college into one of the most respected. Warrington faculty had 128 papers accepted or published in the 2019-2020 academic year, including:

Warrington accounting faculty member named UF Research Foundation Professor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center, is one of 33 faculty members at the University of Florida to be named a UF Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor for 2020. The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields. “Faculty chosen for UFRF Professorships have a proven

Fisher School professor named Senior Editor of premier accounting journal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – W. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center at the University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting has been named the next Senior Editor of The Accounting Review. Now in its 92nd year of publication, The Accounting Review is the premier journal for publishing articles reporting the results of accounting research and explaining and illustrating related research methodology. Currently, Knechel is an Editor of The Accounting Review. He will

Fisher School professor receives doctoral mentorship award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center, is one of five recipients of the 2018-2019 Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award from the University of Florida Graduate School. The award recognizes a standard of excellence, innovation and effectiveness in mentoring doctoral students through their final dissertation. Knechel is the third Warrington faculty member to receive the award. “I am very honored for this recognition,” Knechel said. “Doctoral education is

Faculty News Roundup: Warrington professors’ successes in 2017-2018

Over the 2017-2018 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless students the fundamentals of business, to writing or being quoted in the news about trending topics like cryptocurrency, energy, leadership, IPOs, brick-and-mortar retail stores and entrepreneurship, Warrington faculty members continued to elevate the college into one of the most respected in the world.   Warrington faculty had 176

Fisher School professor receives honorary doctorate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center, received an honorary doctorate from BI Norwegian School of Business this June in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of accounting. “This was quite a surprise, and a real honor,” Knechel said. “The recipients come from a number of elite schools – Harvard, Stanford, Columbia – and include a Nobel laureate in economics. To place an audit

Eminent Scholar honored for contributions to auditing literature

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Robert Knechel was honored by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association at its 2017 midyear meeting. Dr. Knechel was given an award highlighting his notable contributions to auditing literature, specifically for a paper titled Audit Fees: A Meta-analysis of the Effect of Supply and Demand Attributes. The award, which was given to Dr. Knechel, David C. Hay and Norman Wong, is a lifetime contribution award for those who have contributed

Eminent Scholar named to advisory position at PCAOB

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Robert Knechel was appointed to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group. The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to protect investors and the public interest by promoting informative, accurate, and independent audit reports and to oversee the audits of public companies and broker-dealers. The Standing Advisory Group, which includes auditors, investors, public company executives, and scholars among others, advises the PCAOB on the development of auditing

Premier journal honors Fisher Eminent Scholar with Best Paper Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The work of Dr. W R Knechel, the Frederick Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair at the Fisher School of Accounting, was honored by the American Accounting Association (AAA)—Auditing Section with the Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (AJPT) Best Paper Award during its Midyear Meeting on Jan. 14-16 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Dr. Knechel was recognized for his work “Audit Quality: Insights from the Academic Literature,” which appeared in AJPT in 2013. Dr. Knechel coauthored the paper with

Knechel named to Dutch Foundation for Auditing Research’s board

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W R Knechel, the Frederick Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair at the Fisher School of Accounting, was named to the board of the newly-created Dutch Foundation for Auditing Research (FAR). FAR, which officially launched on October 20, was created to provide “a unique collaboration between science and practice, strengthening the learning curve of the audit industry and its stakeholders, feeding accountancy education, and sustainably bolstering the accountancy research community in the Netherlands and abroad.” Because of significant