Mark Beasley, KPMG Term Professor of Accounting at NC State University Poole College of Management, received the 2020 Outstanding Auditing Educator Award from the auditing section of the American Accounting Association (AAA) at its annual midyear meeting in Houston on Jan. 17.
The Outstanding Auditing Educator Award “recognizes exemplary contributions in research and/or teaching over a sustained period of time as evidenced by publications, educational innovations, guidance to graduate and undergraduate students, or excellence in teaching,” according to the AAA.
“Mark [Beasley] has had a profound impact on auditing education through his efforts in teaching, research, and service,” wrote nominator Dana Hermanson, the Dinos Eminent Scholar Chair of Private Enterprise and professor of accounting at Kennesaw State University, who also received the 2020 Outstanding Auditing Educator Award.
Beasley, Ph.D., is the founding director of Poole College’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative, which provides thought leadership — through research, implementation and training — in risk management for academic and business communities. He is also a member of NC State’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers, AAA and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
“[Mark Beasley] is an all-star teacher in both auditing and enterprise risk management (ERM),” wrote Kathy Krawczyk, interim accounting department head and Dixon Hughes Goodman Professor of Accounting, “and I continuously hear about the positive impact that Mark [Beasley] has had in the lives of our alumni, current students, faculty, and employers.”
Before joining Poole College in 1994, Beasley worked for AICPA as a technical manager and Ernst & Young as an audit manager. He has published about 100 articles, monographs, thought papers and books related to ERM and corporate governance; received the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2002; and was named one of 100 People to Watch by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) in 2012.
“I am humbled to be selected by fellow educators to receive this award,” Beasley wrote. “I am … fortunate to be at an institution — NC State — that has a ‘Think and Do’ mentality that not only values the importance of teaching and research, but that also values faculty who engage with those outside the university who are busy ‘doing’ what we teach.”