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    November 05, 2020

    Novak Honored as an Innovative Accounting Educator

    The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has recognized Christie Novak, CPA, assistant professor of accounting at Le Moyne, as one of eight innovative accounting educators recently presented with its 2020 Effective Learning Strategies Awards.

    The awards, co-sponsored by Grant Thornton and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, are given each year to college and university educators who develop unique and effective teaching tools for introductory, upper division and graduate courses.

    Novak received an honorable mention in the George Krull/Grant Thornton 2020 Teaching Innovation Award category. She was recognized for “Finding the Fraudster: A Problem-Based Learning Activity for the Auditing Classroom” in which students engage in role playing and problem-based learning to gain an understanding of fraud and internal controls as a client.

    “We are tremendously proud of this national recognition,” said Madden Dean Jim Joseph ‘83. “It is gratifying to know that Christie’s innovative teaching techniques are now being shared around the world. This is the epitome of engagement and impact.”

    “This year’s winners have created new paths for developing students, improving learning outcomes and deepening their engagement in the classroom,” said Jan Williams, CPA, Ph.D., AICPA awards program chair and professor at the University of Baltimore. “They are redefining how accounting is taught and having an enormous influence on future generations of CPAs.”

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