Accounting professor L. Murphy Smith has been selected to serve a three-year term on the Academic Relations Committee of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

The committee includes 27 members from 12 different countries and is tasked with forging relationships between academics, students, practitioners and administrators to promote the role of internal auditing and its education within university curricula globally.

The IIA is an international professional association of more than 107,000 members with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Smith has served as program director for the Internal Auditing Program at A&M since 1994 — it’s one of only 41 internal auditing programs worldwide endorsed by the IIA.

Professor of Marketing Stephen McDaniel is also joining a prestigious new effort in his field. McDaniel was recently named to serve on the Marketing Research Association Professional Researcher Certification Review Committee. He’s one of eight academics and industry professionals to oversee the association’s certification, which encourages high standards and the continuing professional development of marketing researchers.