The Texas Society of CPAs honored Dr. L. Murphy Smith, professor of accounting, with the Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes Smith’s notable contributions to the field of accounting. His academic record includes 18 books, more than 120 professional journal articles and more than 100 professional meeting presentations in the United States and abroad.

Smith has long championed the need for ethics education and is nationally recognized for his work in ethics. He has given ethics presentations to numerous classes, continuing professional education programs for practicing accountants and national conferences.

“Educators must do all that they can to encourage students to do the ‘right’ thing, even in difficult circumstances,” Smith says. “This encouragement will serve them well in their college years and in their future careers.”