About the Author
Belverd E. Needles, Jr., received B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Texas Tech University and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches financial accounting, managerial accounting, and auditing at DePaul University, where he is an internationally recognized expert in international accounting and education. He has published in leading journals and is the author or editor of more than 20 books and monographs. His current research relates to international financial reporting, performance measurement, and corporate governance of high performance companies in the United States, Europe, India, and Australia. His textbooks are used throughout the world and have received many awards, including (in 2008) the McGuffey Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association. Active in many academic and professional organizations, he is currently Vice-President-Education-Elect of the American Accounting Association. He has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Tech University, the Illinois CPA Society Outstanding Educator Award and its Life-Time Achievement Award, the Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Award of Merit from the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, the Ledger & Quill Award of Merit, and the Ledger & Quill Teaching Excellence Award. He was named Educator of the Year by the American Institute of CPAs, Accountant of the Year for Education by the national honorary society Beta Alpha Psi, and Outstanding International Accounting Educator by the American Accounting Association. He has received the Excellence in Teaching Award from DePaul University.
Susan V. Crosson is the Accounting Program Coordinator and a Professor of Accounting at Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL. Susan has also enjoyed teaching at the University of Florida; Washington University in St. Louis; University of Oklahoma; Johnson County Community College in Kansas; and Kansas City Kansas Community College. She is known for her innovative application of pedagogical strategies online and in the classroom. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Accounting Association's Two Year College Section, an Institute of Management Accountants' Faculty Development Grant to blend technology into the classroom, the Florida Association of Community Colleges Professor of the Year Award for Instructional Excellence, and the University of Oklahoma's Halliburton Education Award for Excellence.Susan is active in many academic and professional organizations. She serves on the American Institute of CPA Pre-certification Education Executive Committee and is on the Florida Institute of CPAs Accounting Careers and Education committee and the Florida Association of Accounting Educators Steering Committee. She has served as the American Accounting Association's Vice President for Sections and Regions and as a Council Member-at-large, Chairperson of the Membership Committee, and was Chairperson of the Two-Year Accounting Section. Previously she served as Chairperson of the Florida Institute of CPAs Accounting Careers and Education Committee and was Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs Relations with Accounting Educators Committee. Susan was on the American Institute of CPAs' Core Competencies Best Practices Task Force also.Susan co-authors accounting textbooks for Houghton Mifflin: Principles of Accounting, Financial and Managerial Accounting, and Managerial Accounting with Bel Needles and Marian Powers.Susan holds a BBA in Economics and Accounting from Southern Methodist University and a MS in Accounting from Texas Tec
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