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Dr. Alexander L. Gabbin

gabbinal@jmu.edu
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JMU Faculty Alex GabbiProfessor of Accounting and KPMG Professor

Education: 

Ph.D., 1986, Temple University, Graduate School of Business, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Major:  Accounting
M.B.A., 1970, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, Chicago, Illinois.  Major:  Accounting
B.A., 1967, Howard University, College of Liberal Arts, Washington, D.C.  Major:  Economics

Professional Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant, State of Illinois.  1971 - present
Certified Public Accountant, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  1979 -1985

Honors and Awards: 
KPMG LLP Professor of Accounting, 1994 – present

National Black MBA Association, Inc. Lifetime Membership Award; founding member (1970), 30th Anniversary From Whence We Came, Townes, J.R.( October, 2000) Chicago, Illinois.

Educational leave, Project:  Applied Professional Research Using Electronic Databases, 1998- 1999.

Adolph Coors Foundation Professor of Accounting, 1991-1994

Faculty Summer Teaching Grant:  "Shifting from a Lecture to a Case Study Methodology in Teaching Financial Accounting 241," Summer 1993

Education Award, Black History Celebration Day, The Shenandoah Valley Hit Newspaper,                     (Feb. 1992).

JMU Outstanding Teacher in Accounting Award, 1992

JMU Outstanding Teacher in Accounting Award, 1990

JMU Outstanding Teacher in Accounting Award, 1988

JMU Outstanding Teacher in Accounting Award, 1986

International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, 1991

Teacher Award, Lincoln University Accounting Club, 1985

Teacher Award, Lincoln University Accounting Club, 1983

Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1982

Caribbean-American Exchange Program, Phelps-Stoke Fund, 1980

"Accounting Educators Award" of the National Association of Minority CPA Firms, 1979

Third World Press "Builder's Award," 1978

Humble Oil and Refining Company Fellowship, 1969

Humble Oil and Refining Company Fellowship, 1968

Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, 1967

Prior to 1967: Several trophies and awards for scholarship, athletics, music and student government

Key Publications: 
Gabbin, A.L., “The Crisis in Accounting Education,” Journal of Accountancy ( April, 2002, Volume 193, Number 4), pp. 81-86.

Gabbin, A.L., “Experience With Using Samples to Assess Students in the Major,” Assessment Update ( March-April, 2002, Volume 14, Number 2), pp. 6-9.

Green, B.P., T. Calderon, A. Gabbin, and J. Habegger, “Perspectives on Implementing a Framework for Evaluating Effective Teaching,” Journal of Accounting Education (volume 17,  number 1: Winter 1999).

Gabbin, A., B. Carpenter, I. Kleinsorge, and T. Sutherland, Accounting Administrator’s Handbook:  A Guide For Managing Innovation and Change in Accounting Programs, American Accounting Association, Administrators of Accounting Programs Group (AAA, APLG).  July, 1998.

http://www.rutgers.edu/Accounting/raw/aaa/aapg/hndbk2.htm

Schwartz, B. N. and A. Gabbin, "Constituent Feedback in Prioritizing the Capabilities Accounting Graduates Need," The Accounting Educators Journal (July 1998)

Positions Held: 
Professor, James Madison University, School of Accounting, Harrisonburg Virginia 1995 - present

Program Director
, James Madison University, School of Professional Studies-Accounting, 1997-1998

D
irector, James Madison University, School of Accounting, Harrisonburg, Virginia 1994-1997

Associate Professor, James Madison University, School of Accounting, Harrisonburg, Virginia.  1990 - 1995

Assistant Professor, James Madison University, School of Accounting, Harrisonburg, Virginia.  1985 - 1990

Associate Professor, Lincoln University, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.  1975 - 1985