Recent accounting PhD graduates Shirley Hunter and Fred Feucht recently received national recognition for their outstanding dissertations. Each was honored at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association held in San Francisco.

Hunter received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies (AIET) Section of the American Accounting Association. Her dissertation examines the impact of Web-based financial reporting for companies listed in emerging market stock exchanges such as in Africa. Hunter is now an assistant professor of international accounting at Tufts University.

Feucht received the KPMG Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Gender Issues and Worklife Balance (GIWB) Section of the American Accounting Association. Feucht’s dissertation examines the impact of tax policy on the American family. He is an assistant professor of accounting at Prairie View A&M University.

Accounting Professor L. Murphy Smith chaired Hunter’s dissertation committee and co-chaired Feucht’s committee. “Like my faculty colleagues, I am thankful for the opportunity to work with the gifted and highly motivated students who attend Texas A&M,” he says.