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April 2014

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JMU School of Accounting Gains Recognition

In a recent peer-reviewed study published in the American Accounting Association's  2014 Issues in Accounting Education, James Madison University's School of Accounting was ranked in the top five producers of accounting education research in the nation. 

The study covered peer-reviewed articles published in the 11 top-tier accounting journals from 1990 to 2012.

The study also broke the results down into measures of productivity in non-case research and case-based research.  In addition to appearing in the top five from among more than 600 institutions in total productivity,  JMU was also ranked second in the nation in terms of non-case-based research in the last 6 years, and third in the nation across the entire 22-year study period.

Additionally, JMU also appeared in the top eight producers of case-based research in all time periods, and was the fifth-highest across the entire 22-year period.

In terms of individual performance from among approximately 15,000 accounting faculty in the country, David Fordham (pictured left) was ranked 11th, David Hayes (pictured right) was ranked 21st, and Tim Louwers (pictured middle) was tied for 41st in terms of publication productivity in accounting education research.

In response to the recent recognition of JMU’s School of Accounting, College of Business Dean Mary Gowan says, “This program exemplifies what we mean by the teacher-scholar model: our professors do an excellent job educating students and conducting research that has an impact on the profession.” 

Professor David Hayes

Professor David Fordham     Professor Tim Louwers