Accounting Professor L. Murphy Smith received one of two university-wide Assessing Technology in Teaching Awards at the Texas A&M Assessment Conference in late February. His project assesses student learning outcomes in the use of auditing expert systems. The award includes a $1,500 prize from the Office of Distance Learning.

A manuscript detailing his learning outcomes project has also been accepted for publication in Accounting Education, an international journal published in the UK. Smith pioneered use of expert systems in accounting and was previously awarded the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Accounting Association’s Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies section.