The UConn School of Business has created an endowed fund honoring retired accounting professor John Phillips, who has been described as a great teacher, researcher, colleague and all-around good guy. Continue Reading
George Plesko, associate professor and accounting department head, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Tax Association.
For Third Consecutive Year, U.S. News Picks UConn MSA as Among Best Programs in Nation
U.S. News and World Report has ranked the School of Business’ online Master of Science in Accounting program (MSA) among the best in the nation, for the third consecutive year. Continue Reading
Professor Nelson and His Never-Give-Up Outlook Will Be Missed
Don’t misunderstand Cliff Nelson.
It isn’t that he dislikes the students for whom accounting comes easily. They’re great. It’s just that the ones who struggle, persist and keep fighting until they understand the concepts—they’re the ones he enjoys the most. Continue Reading
U.S. News Ranks UConn’s Online Masters in Accounting Program as #2 in the Nation
A study released today by U.S. News & World Report ranked the UConn School of Business’ online Master of Science in Accounting Program (MSA) as No. 2 in the nation.
The highly competitive program, which typically draws 200 students each year, was touted as one of 2016’s Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA programs). U.S. News focuses on course design, instructor qualifications, student/instructor interaction, student retention and more. Last year UConn tied for third place in the rankings.Continue Reading
Wins Prestigious Award Named After His Career Mentor
When UConn accounting professor John Phillips received the 2015 Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award, his peers and students described him as a great teacher, researcher, colleague and all-around good human being.
The prestigious award, given by the American Taxation Association and the Ernst & Young Foundation, was humbling, said Phillips, who is also the coordinator of the School of Business Accounting Ph.D. Program.Continue Reading
Credits UConn Professors for Giving Her Confidence
UConn alumna Erin Henry ’14 Ph.D. recently received the American Taxation Association/PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Dissertation Award for the research she completed as a UConn doctoral candidate.
Henry, who is now a professor at the University of Tennessee, submitted her dissertation work titled, “The Information Content of Tax Expense: a firm and Market-level Return Decomposition.”Continue Reading
Seasoned Professors Take on New Roles in Accounting, Management
In their new roles as department heads in management and accounting, Professors Lucy Gilson and George Plesko say they plan to build on their departments’ traditions of success while expanding partnerships within and beyond UConn.
“I am honored to take the helm of the management department and humbled by the trust that my colleagues have placed in me,” Gilson said. “This is a fantastic department with some of the most productive scholars at the University and some of the finest teachers. Over 70 percent of our faculty received letters from the Provost praising them on their teaching excellence.”Continue Reading
Dean John Elliott and Associate Deans Sulin Ba, Larry Gramling, and George Plesko recognized employees for their years of service to the University and the State of Connecticut on Friday, May 2, 2014. The Employee Recognition Reception was held in the School of Business Board Room.
The employees recognized were: Continue Reading