Doyle Z. Williams, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program administered through the AICPA Foundation. He is Past President of the American Accounting Association and Past Chair of the Board of Directors of AACSB. He served as Director of Education of the AAA, President of the Administrators of Accounting Programs, and President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. He served as Chair of the Accounting Education Change Commission from 1989-1993. He is Dean Emeritus, University of Arkansas, where he served as Dean of the Walton College of Business. He served as a Senior Scholar in the School of Accountancy at Kennesaw State University. He was the founding Dean of the School of Accounting at the University of Southern California and served as Accounting Area Coordinator at Texas Tech University. He received the Outstanding Educator Award from both the AAA and AICPA. He was the fifth educator to receive the AICPA's Gold Medal. His other honors include receiving the FSA/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award for distinguished contributions to the Federation, to the profession of accounting, and to accounting education. Upon his retirement from the University of Arkansas, the university established the endowed Doyle Z. and Maynette D. Williams Chair in Professional Accounting.
Description: This presentation will describe the origins, implementation, and current status of the $17 million program funded by the accounting profession and administered by the AICPA Foundation to help address the shortage of academically qualified accounting faculty, especially in tax and auditing. The fourth and last class of the approximately 120 ADS Program Scholars will be enrolled for the fall of 2012.