Accounting professor L. Murphy Smith recently received the Outstanding Educator Award given by the Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies Section of the American Accounting Association.

The award recognizes his many contributions to the accounting field. Smith has authored more than 40 technology-related journal articles and eight technology-oriented books. In addition, he has written two educational novels that introduce students to current issues such as e-commerce, global trade, expert systems and computer crime.

“I want my students to be informed of the latest developments in technology,” he says, “and to be able to use technology to make superior contributions in the firms where they go to work after graduation.”