Faculty Spotlight

Linda Zucca, Ph.D. Named Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator

KENT, Ohio - June 16, 2015 - Linda Zucca, Ph.D., CPA, chair of the Department of Accounting in Kent State University’s College of Business Administration, received the Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator award from the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) for her continued efforts to advance student learning.

A resident of Hudson, Ohio, Zucca was presented the award at the Ohio regional meeting of the American Accounting Association in Cleveland, Ohio. Zucca then was recognized at Ohio Society of CPA’s Annual Meeting and Business Excellence Symposium in Columbus, Ohio. The award is presented to an educator who has made outstanding contributions to the education of accounting students. Zucca is only the third Kent State faculty member to ever receive the honor.

“Linda Zucca is indeed an outstanding educator, and I am delighted that her efforts are being recognized by the accounting profession,” said Deborah Spake, Ph.D., dean of Kent State’s College of Business Administration. “To be honored by the Ohio Society of CPAs as the state’s outstanding educator is a testament to Dr. Zucca’s commitment to excellence in education and a testament to the quality of the accounting program at Kent State University.”

The Ohio Society of CPAs, established in 1908, represents 20,000 CPAs and accounting professionals in business, education, government and public accounting. The organization’s members not only meet statutory and regulatory requirements as CPAs, but also embrace the highest standards of professional and ethical performance. This is achieved through ongoing professional education, comprehensive quality review and compliance with a strict Code of Professional Conduct. Visit the Ohio Society of CPAs for more information.

Zucca received her Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Accountancy from Case Western Reserve University and joined Kent State’s College of Business Administration in 1988. Her teaching interests include corporate accounting and professional issues and ethics in accounting, as well as financial accounting. Zucca has won numerous teaching awards since she began her time at Kent State, including 2012 Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year and Kent State’s Commitment to Excellence Award. Zucca also serves as the Master of Science in Accounting program coordinator for the college.

Visit Kent State’s Department of Accounting for more information. 

About Kent State University’s College of Business Administration

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is one of only 180 colleges or schools of business worldwide to achieve dual accreditation in both business and accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the global accrediting body providing specialized accreditation at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The college boasts a satellite office of Kent State’s Career Services Center dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond. For more information about Kent State’s College of Business Administration, visit the COBA site.

Robert D. Jewell, Ph.D. Appointed New Interim Marketing & Entrepreneurship Department Chair

Robert Jewell, Ph.D., joined the Kent State University faculty as an Associate Professor in 2004.

Jewell has been published in a variety of scholarly journals and publications. His research has focused on Consumer Behavior, the Effects of Advertising on Brand reputation and Brand Positioning.

Jewell teaches Research for Marketing Decisions and Competitive Market Analysis in the Managerial Marketing Program. He also teaches the Ph.D. seminar on Consumer Behavior.

POSTED: Thursday, October 15, 2015 11:56 AM
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