We are happy to provide the following resources to help you explore the possibility of becoming an accounting professor.

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Life as a Doctoral Student: This is a helpful wiki created by the BYU Accounting Program. This page is intended to provide an overview of life as a doctoral student. While each doctoral program is different, this page provides an overview of doctoral studies in general and is intended to help you know whether a Ph.D. program is right for you. Learn what you can from here, read about life as a professor, and talk to faculty and doctoral students at lots of different universities to help you make an informed decision.

The PhD Project: Created in 1994 to increase the diversity of business school faculty by providing a resource clearinghouse of doctoral program information and a network of peer support to under-represented populations.

American Accounting Association

AICPA Foundation Annual Report

Articles of Interest

Bishop, C. C., CPA, DBA, Boyle, D. M., CPA, DBA, Carpenter, B. W., Ph.D., & Hermanson, D. R., Ph.D. (2016). Transitioning into academia: A new pathway for practitioners. Journal of Accountancy.

Hermanson, D. R., Boyle, D., & Mensah, M. (2012). Addressing the Accounting and Auditing Faculty Shortage: Practitioners Perceptions of Academia. Current Issues in Auditing, 5(1). doi:10.2308/ciia-50010

Bergner, J. 2009. Pursuing a Ph.D. in accounting: Walking in with your eyes open. Here’s how the doctoral track looks through the eyes of one student. Journal of Accountancy (March).

Beyer, B., D. Herrmann, G.K. Meek, and E.T. Rapley. 2010. What it means to be an accounting professor: A concise career guide for doctoral students in accounting. Issues in Accounting Education 25 (2); 227-244. Published by the American Accounting Association.

Hermanson, D. R. 2008. What I have learned so far: Observations on managing an academic career. Issues in Accounting Education 23 (1): 53-66. Published by the American Accounting Association.

Nusbaum, Edward E. "Top 10 Wish List for Audit Research," Current Issues in Auditing, Vol. 1, 2007, pp. C3-C9. Published by the American Accounting Association.

Stone, D. N. 1996. Getting tenure in accounting: A personal account of learning to dance with the mountain. Issues in Accounting Education 11 (1): 187-201. Published by the American Accounting Association.

"Accounting Program Research Rankings by Topical Area and Methodology" and was published by the AAA in Issues in Accounting Education Volume 25, Issue 4. by Joshua G. Coyne, et. al.

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