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William Baber Receives the National Research Award

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William Baber, professor of accounting at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, received the prestigious Cornelius E. Tierney/Ernst & Young Research Award from the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) on July 16, 2013. Baber’s award was presented at the association’s annual personal development training event in Dallas.

The award recognizes an individual who throughout his or her career has made continuous contributions to governmental financial management by direct participation in research activities or through encouragement and support of others engaged in government financial management research.

Baber’s award recognizes his more than 30 years of scholarly contributions. His research, which addresses accounting, financial management, and public policy issues in the commercial, governmental, and nonprofit contexts, is published in a number of academic journals. In addition to his participation and research presentations at numerous academic conferences, Baber also has participated on more than 20 doctorial dissertation committees, including five in the governmental arena.

Baber has served as a member of five editorial boards and is the current inaugural editor of the Journal of Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting. Prior to entering academics, he worked as an auditor and a consultant with Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst and Young) in Washington, D.C.