Professor of Accounting Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., CPA, CMA Wins American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize

KENT, OH – Professor Wendy Tietz, Ph.D., CPA, CMA, professor of accounting, received the prestigious 2020 American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize.

The prize is the foremost recognition of an individual who consistently demonstrates the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of accounting. The award serves to applaud outstanding professors while simultaneously inspiring professors to strive for the status of an outstanding professor.

“My philosophy of teaching is that pedagogy and the curriculum must be current, flexible and adaptive,” Tietz said. “I see my job as helping to build a pipeline to the accounting profession; in addition to teaching the fundamental principles, I also integrate data analytics, emerging technologies and real-life examples into the course to prepare students for the reality of this multi-faceted profession.”

Each year, the prize is awarded in three different categories: graduate, undergraduate and two-year accounting degree programs. Tietz received the undergraduate prize which consists of a medallion, a certificate awarded at the AAA Annual Meeting, and a cash prize.

“The College of Business Administration and our students are fortunate to have Dr. Tietz on our faculty,” said Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D., Dean of the College. “Her innovative teaching practices and rich experience help prepare students for successful careers in the ever-changing field of accounting.”

Tietz won the prestigious Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award in 2014 and 2017, earned an honorable mention in 2018 and received the 2019 Bea Sanders/AICPA Teaching Innovation Honorable Mention Award. She also previously received the Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education, awarded by the Management Accounting section of the American Accounting Association.

She is the co-author of both a managerial accounting textbook and a financial accounting textbook. She earned a Ph.D. from Kent State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Akron. She is a Certified Public Accountant (Ohio) and a Certified Management Accountant who holds numerous other professional certifications and credentials. She is the co-chair of the American Institute of CPAs’ CPA Evolution Model Curriculum Core Task Force and is also active in leadership roles with the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Ohio Society of CPAs.


Kent State College of Business Administration
Kent State University's College of Business Administration is among the fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide to obtain dual Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation in both business and accounting. The college boasts 10 undergraduate majors, 14 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program; master's degrees in accounting, business administration (MBA and EMBA), business analytics and economics; as well as a comprehensive Ph.D. program with concentrations in accounting, finance, information systems, management and marketing.

Kent State's College of Business Administration ranks as a top business college in Ohio and the number one public university in Northeast Ohio by U.S. News and World Report and is ranked as one of the nation’s Best Business Schools by The Princeton Review. The college is committed to sustainability as an advanced Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatory and is recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a top university for professional sales education.

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POSTED: Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 11:50am
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