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.



As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the  Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 8,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.


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