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GASB Appoints 2016 Academic Fellow

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (“GASB”) has announced the appointment of Dr. William Baber to its Academic Fellow for 2016. Dr. Baber is a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and has over 30 years of experience teaching financial and managerial accounting at various colleges and universities. Prior to his academic career, he was an auditor and consultant with a national accounting firm in Washington, D.C.

Regarding Dr. Baber’s appointment, Cherry Bekaert Senior Audit Manager Melisa Galasso remarked, “I am excited to see Professor Baber’s passion for the accounting industry acknowledged with this appointment. As a former colleague, I know he will provide a unique perspective to the discussions on GASB projects that will bring major improvement to governmental financial statements.”

Dr. Baber’s research efforts address accounting and public policy issues. His work has been published in numerous academic journals, including but not limited to, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, and Journal of Accounting Research. Dr. Baber has been an editorial board member for The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and was the editor of the Journal of Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting.

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