Steve Kaplan, director of the School of Accountancy and KPMG Professor of Accountancy at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Accounting Association. Kaplan will serve a three-year term as vice president of education with the American Accounting Association (AAA), which is the largest community of accountants in academia.
Kaplan has over 35 years of experience at ASU and is passionate about behavioral and ethical issues in decision-making involving accounting and tax information among managers, auditors, tax preparers and financial statement users. He has been an active member of the AAA for many years, recently completed a three-year term on the council and previously served as president of the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section of the AAA. He has also been the editor of the organization’s journal, "Behavioral Research in Accounting."
Kaplan has published over 70 articles in industry-leading academic journals, including the "Journal of Business Ethics", "Journal of Accounting and Public Policy," "Business Ethics Quarterly," "International Journal of Accounting Information Systems" and "Behavioral Research in Accounting." He is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the ABO Section. Twice a year he visits Monash University in Australia, helping accounting faculty and doctoral students develop accounting skills and methodology.
Kaplan received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from ASU and his master’s in accountancy and doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He began teaching accountancy at ASU in 1981 and became director of the School of Accountancy in July 2016.
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