Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dean Kesner chooses Laureen Maines as Associate Dean of Faculty & Research

Professor LaureenMaines has accepted Dean Idalene Kesner's invitation to serve in the role of Associate Dean of Faculty & Research effective July 1, 2013.

Maines, who holds the KPMG Professorship, has served in the role of Department Chairperson for the Accounting Department since 2010. During that time, she has contributed in many outstanding ways including overseeing the department’s faculty hiring efforts, which have resulted in outstanding hires, and leading the school in the AACSB Accounting reaccreditation process. 

Kesner said anyone who has had the privilege of working closely with Maines knows that whatever tasks she takes on, she performs them at the highest level of quality and professionalism.  

"She sets the standard of what it means to be an outstanding faculty member and administrator. We are so very fortunate that she has agreed to serve the school by taking on this important role, and we will all benefit from the creativity and insight that she brings," Kesner said. 

Maines has published many high-impact articles in the top accounting journals, and she has presented her research in the field’s top conferences and workshops. On two separate occasions, she has won the Kelley School’s outstanding research award. Maines is also an exceptional teacher. In addition to her many teaching award nominations from both the undergraduate and doctoral programs, she won the Trustee Teaching Award in 2006. 

On the service dimension, Maines has contributed to activities at every level ranging from the department to the school and to the university.  She has been equally generous contributing her time to the profession including serving as Editor for The Accounting Review (2008-2011), Associate Editor of Contemporary Accounting Review (2004-2006), and Associate Editor of Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research (1997-1999).  Prior to these editor positions, she served on the editorial review boards for  these journals along with two other accounting journals (Accounting Horizons and Journal of Management Accounting Research).  From 2010-2011, Maines served as the Chair for the American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Committee.  Yet, this is just one of numerous positions she has held for AAA and Accounting Behavior and Organizations.

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