Professor, Accounting; KPMG Professorship

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.

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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