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Managerial Accounting Professor Receives IMA R. Lee Brummet Award

July 27, 2018

Laurie Burney

By Ally Peters

Laurie Burney, associate professor of Accounting and Business Law, received the R. Lee Brummet Distinguished Award for Educators from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). This is the highest award given by the IMA, and it recognizes professors who have exemplified a distinguished teaching career, a record of scholarship, service to the IMA, and the promotion of management accounting as a profession.

“Receiving this recognition from the IMA is such an honor,” said Burney. “While I am blessed to be able to teach and research topics that interest me personally, I am proud that my work over the past 20 plus years has benefitted and been recognized by the IMA.”

The Accounting and Business Law department chair, Bradley Lail, praised Burney’s work ethic and her willingness to support students interested in a career in management accounting.

One of Burney’s former students, Logan Butler, said Burney “consistently went above and beyond the call of an educator; investing in my personal development by offering opportunities for CMA scholarship, the IMA Leadership Experience, partnership on peer-reviewed articles, and constant scholastic collaboration.”

Burney’s research is focused on the behavioral effects of management control systems. She has been published in numerous accounting journals and is a current editor of Advances in Management Accounting. In addition, Burney has taught for 17 years as a professor of Accounting and is an IMA Campus Advocate.

The IMA is an international organization with more than 300 chapters across the world dedicated to advancing the management accounting profession. It works to support career development for financial professionals, and it is the only organization that offers CMA (Certified Management Accountant) certification.

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