College Park, Md. – August 26, 2010 — The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced Stephen E. Loeb, the Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Accounting and Business Ethics, was honored with the 2010 Accounting Exemplar Award for his notable contributions to professionalism and ethics in accounting education. The award is given by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. Loeb received the award at the Accounting Exemplar luncheon on August 1, during the association’s annual meeting in San Francisco.
The American Accounting Association’s Public Interest Section recognizes and honors an accounting educator or an accounting practitioner who has made notable contributions to professionalism and ethics in accounting education and/or practice. Previous winners of this prestigious award include two former comptroller generals of the United States and a former chairman of the SEC.
Loeb is an internationally known scholar in the area of accounting ethics. His authored and/or co-authored work has appeared in many journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, The Journal of Accountancy, Issues in Accounting Education, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Business Ethics, and Accounting Horizons.
Loeb has served as a regional vice president of the American Accounting Association. He chaired several national committees of the American Accounting Association. Loeb chaired the accounting faculty from 1973-1982 and 1987-1995.