Accounting chair Akers elected to national board


July 19, 2013

Dr. Michael Akers, Charles T. Horngren Professor and chair of accounting, has been elected to the board of directors for the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, a national organization that aims to promote and support high-quality accredited graduate accounting programs. He will take office at the organization’s Aug. 4 meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

In addition to serving on the editorial advisory board of two journals, Akers has authored more than 50 articles in academic and professional journals. His accomplishments include a teaching award and local and national recognition for his work with Beta Alpha Psi. He currently serves on the audit committee and board of directors of two publicly traded companies. Prior to his academic career, Akers worked for Arthur Andersen.

He holds a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Mississippi, as well as an MBA from the University of Louisville and a bachelor’s degree from Charleston Southern University. 

Formed in 1978 to provide the impetus for the development of professional schools of accountancy, the FSA has 169 member schools and four practitioner firm members.