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A Lifetime of Achievement

Richard Sloan recognized by American Accounting Association

April 20, 2018
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USC Leventhal Professor of Accounting Richard Sloan will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) of the American Accounting Association (AAA) in recognition of his outstanding thought leadership in financial accounting research throughout his career.

“We are honored and proud to have a scholar of Richard’s stature choose to join our faculty at USC Leventhal, and we trust we will prove an agreeable academic home for his ongoing research." --William W. Holder, Dean, USC Leventhal

According to the selection criteria, “candidates must be viewed as trailblazers, whose research has opened new areas of study and has reshaped the thinking of the academic community in a fundamental way.” Candidates’ work must have been published at least 20 years prior to the award for consideration.

“I am thrilled that my colleagues have selected me for this honor,” said Sloan. “I am grateful for the many mentors and co-researchers who have helped me along the way.”

A prolific scholar, Sloan has received four previous awards from the American Accounting Association for seminal, distinguished and notable contributions to the accounting literature. His research has reached beyond the academic community to influence how investors use accounting information.

“We are honored and proud to have a scholar of Richard’s stature choose to join our faculty at USC Leventhal, and we trust we will prove an agreeable academic home for his ongoing research,” said William W. Holder, dean of USC Leventhal.

Before joining USC, Sloan had appointments at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and, most recently, the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. From 2006 to 2009, Sloan was a managing director in equity research at Barclays Global Investors. He earned his Ph.D. in accounting and finance at the W. E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester (now known as the Simon Business School).

Sloan will receive his award at the American Accounting Association’s 2018 Annual Meetings in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 6.