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Gary Peters Receives Joseph Silvoso Faculty Merit Award

Gary Peters received the Joseph Silvoso Faculty Merit Award from the American Accounting Association.
March 01, 2023

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Gary F. Peters, chair of the William Dillard Department of Accounting and holder of the S. Robson Walton Endowed Professorship of Accounting, was honored with the Joseph Silvoso Faculty Merit Award by the American Accounting Association last month.
The American Accounting Association, the largest community of accountants in academia, recognized Peters at its Leadership in Accounting Education conference in Las Vegas on Feb. 10, 2023. The award recognizes the outstanding contribution by a faculty member in a post-baccalaureate professional program of a member school.
“I am thrilled to congratulate Gary Peters on being selected as a recipient of the 2022 Joseph Silvoso Award for his incredible leadership in facilitating the merger of FSA (Federation of Schools of Accountancy) and APLG (Accounting Programs Leadership Group),” said Matt Waller, dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business. “This prestigious award is a testament to Gary's dedication and hard work, and I am truly inspired by his commitment to excellence. I have no doubt that Gary's contributions will have a lasting impact.”
Peters, past president of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA), was recognized for the merger of FSA with the Accounting Programs Leadership Group (APLG) into a newly formed organization under the American Accounting Association umbrella. The newly formed sub-section, Leadership in Accounting Education, met in Las Vegas for its inaugural conference.
“One of my proudest career contributions includes being a part of the launch of the Leadership Section and unifying the FSA and APLG,” Peters said. “Both organizations have a long rich history. I am excited to have been a part of their unified future.”
The new Leadership in Accounting Education group is the leading professional organization for department chairs and program directors within accounting academia. Its mission is to “promote excellence in accounting education by developing outstanding accounting education leaders prepared to support high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, research, and outreach consistent with a university’s respective missions.”
Peters’ research and teaching focuses on audit risk, accounting disclosure and corporate governance. His research emphasizes the roles of audit committees, external auditors and internal auditors. His research has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, and Contemporary Accounting Research, as well as cross-discipline studies in journals including MISQ and Journal of Business Ethics. Peters received a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Oregon. He joined the University of Arkansas in 2003 and served as the director of the Master of Accounting Program from 2006-2016 and as the department chair since 2016.

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