Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Accounting & Information Systems
In September, Wisconsin School of Business Professor Terry Warfield was named the PwC Professor in Accounting, a position that recognizes Warfield’s accomplishments as a researcher and leader.
“I am honored to be recognized with this professorship,” Warfield said. “It reinforces the already strong bonds that the Wisconsin School of Business and Accounting Department have with PwC.”
Warfield is also the chair of the Accounting and Information Systems Department and the director of the school’s Arthur Andersen Center for Financial Reporting and Control. His research has focused on financial accounting standards and disclosure policies, including the effects of accounting information and disclosures on securities markets. He also actively engaged with professional accounting issues by serving as the academic fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission and by his service on the advisory council of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
In addition to his research contributions, Warfield has been an educational leader. During the spring 2012 semester, he received the Erwin A. Gaumnitz Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in recognition of his contributions to the teaching mission of the school. Warfield led the department’s Ethics and Professionalism program, the writing skills program, an introductory accounting course, and co-taught an innovative introduction to accounting course for non-business students.
Warfield has been with the Wisconsin School of Business since 1989 and was promoted to full professor in 2011.