HSB Professor Receives Accounting Education Award

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

by Kayla Lane '17

PHILADELPHIA (July 7, 2016) — The American Accounting Association (AAA) will present E. Kent St. Pierre, Ph.D., professor of accounting and Sutula chair of accounting at Saint Joseph’s University with the Teaching and Learning Hall of Honor award at its annual meeting and conference August 6-10 in New York City. 

Nominated by his peers from universities across the country, St. Pierre has been dedicated to academia for over 38 years, teaching at four different universities. Prior to teaching at SJU, St. Pierre was a professor at the University of Delaware.

“Teaching has kept my brain sharp. I enjoy the challenge of trying to relate to each new generation and am continually impressed by the outstanding career outcomes that our accounting students have seen,” says St. Pierre.

For 38 years, St. Pierre has been a proud member of AAA and served as an education journal editor for 19 years.  He also was the former president of the Teaching and Learning section and the Accounting Programs Leadership Group in the AAA.

St. Pierre has numerous publications including his most recent paper titled, “The Ambiguous Role of Education Research in the Accounting Literature” in the Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research.

“I was surprised and honored to be chosen,” St. Pierre says. “It is validating not just of my career, but of Saint Joseph’s focus on quality teaching, in addition to quality research,” says St. Pierre.

Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. '70, dean of Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business, celebrates the upcoming honor of St. Pierre.

“His work ethic and commitment to accounting education at SJU speaks to the nature of his personhood,” says DiAngelo. “As someone who is thoroughly invested in his students’ personal and academic success, he is a true representation of the Haub School of Business’ dedication to excellence.” 

St. Pierre will be honored on August 9 from 2-3:30 pm during the conference’s 2016 Innovation in Accounting Education Awards ceremony. For more information visit http://aaahq.org.



Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

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