Professor, Accounting; KPMG Professor

Year Started at JMU: 1985

gabbinal@jmu.edu

Contact Info

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
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
  • Director, 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
Awards and Recognitions
  • 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)

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