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Haka named president of American Accounting Association

Publish Date: Monday, September 15, 2008

Susan F. Haka, , Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting for the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, has been named the president of the American Accounting Association for 2008-09.

Haka, who joined the Broad School in 1982 after receiving her PhD from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, has also taught at the University of Glasgow and University of Technology Sydney. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Michigan State University Distinguished Faculty Award and the Michigan State University Teacher-Scholar Award.

Haka has published in numerous academic and practitioner journals, is the co-author of two textbooks and serves on multiple editorial boards. She was also editor of Behavioral Research in Accounting. Her research focuses on the role of accounting systems in business processes.

She is an active consultant and served on the board of directors of Simpson Industries, Inc. and Urban Options Board, a not for profit organization.

The American Accounting Association, with over 8,200 members in 75 countries, promotes worldwide excellence in accounting education, research and practice. Founded in 1916 as the American Association of University Instructors in Accounting, its present name was adopted in 1936.