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Release: Aug. 16,
Collins Earns Outstanding Educator Award
The American Accounting Association (AAA) has selected
Daniel W. Collins, Henry B. Tippie Research Chair in Accounting at the University
of Iowa, as recipient of its 2001 Outstanding Educator Award.
Since 1973, the Association has recognized Outstanding
Accounting Educators for their contributions to accounting education from
scholarly endeavors in research and teaching over a sustained period of time
-- through publications, educational innovation, research guidance to graduate
and undergraduate students, excellence in teaching, significant involvement
in professional and academic societies and activities, and advising and intellectual
guidance of students.
Collins received the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award
on Aug. 15 at the AAA Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
Collins has made substantial contributions to accounting
through outstanding research, exemplary teaching and mentoring of students,
and extensive service to the profession, according to the AAA. After earning
his Ph.D. at the UI in 1973, Collins began his career on the accounting faculty
at Michigan State University, where he served for five years. He joined the
UI faculty in 1977 and has taught at the Henry B. Tippie College of Business
ever since except for a year in which he visited as the IBM Professor of Business
at Duke University.
Collins was recently recognized as one of the top 10 most
cited authors in leading academic accounting journals. In addition, Collins
has performed most skillfully as a teacher and mentor, according to the AAA.
He has won three awards for teaching excellence, and received the Iowa Board
of Regents Award for Faculty Excellence in 2000. In addition, Collins has
co-authored a widely adopted text in financial reporting, and he has served
on 33 doctoral dissertation committees of which he served as chair for 19
He served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory
Council, and previously chaired the AAA's Publications Committee, Annual Meeting
Program, and Doctoral Consortium Committee, in addition to serving on many
other key committees. Dan Collins also has been associate editor or editorial
board member for five major academic journals.
Collins, a native of Marshalltown, currently resides
in Iowa City.