Impressive Research Plus Outstanding Academic Service Equals Lifetime Achievement Award
PROVO, Utah – Mar 01, 2019 – With his impactful research record, years of academic service, and distinguished publication history, BYU Marriott School of Business Associate Dean Steve Glover was an obvious choice for the Outstanding Audit Educator Award.
The award is given annually by the American Accounting Association (AAA) and recognizes outstanding auditing achievements in research or teaching. Awardees are nominated by notable accounting professionals. Glover received the award in January 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the AAA midyear conference.
Glover has a long career of contributing to the accounting and auditing profession while working for BYU Marriott over the last twenty-five years. “It’s incredibly impressive to conduct this amount of research while working with a university as an administrator,” says Doug Prawitt, a BYU Marriott accounting professor and close colleague of Glover’s. “Often when a professor takes on an administrative position, their research falters. But Steve has done the opposite. He’s sustained an incredible research record while also carrying a heavy administrative load."
While working on his undergraduate degree, Glover realized he wanted to become a professor who could positively impact students in the classroom while influencing the business world with research. “My favorite professors were the ones who were great in the classroom but also connected to business,” he says. “I enjoy the combination of teaching and research as well as the opportunity to consult in those areas of expertise.”
After receiving his bachelor of business administration and his PhD in business from the University of Washington, Glover came to BYU to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in financial statement auditing. Glover also served as director of BYU Marriott’s School of Accountancy before becoming an associate dean in 2013. He served as the president of the auditing section of the AAA and recently completed a term as a member of the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Many of Glover’s publications have received a great deal of attention because of their contributions to the practice of auditing. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, among other prestigious publications. “He’s one of the top auditing scholars in the country,” Prawitt says. “I don’t know if there’s anyone out there who has a better combined record in terms of academic auditing publications and academic service, both in and outside of the university."
Glover finds satisfaction in researching areas that are current pain points in the business world and using research to provide viable solutions. “As academics, we are able to step into a professional debate and provide a way forward through complex issues that arise in industry,” he explains. “Providing potential solutions to practicing professionals provides a nice two-way relationship between the academy and the profession.”
Glover is honored to receive the award. “The most rewarding part for me is to be included on the list of past recipients of the award,” he says. “Previous awardees are people I consider mentors and friends whom I highly respect. I’m grateful and humbled that my contributions were worthy of consideration.”
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