Bridging Practice and Theory Summit

2015 Summit

Drexel LeBow’s 5th annual, one-day Thomas J. Hindelang Business Professor Teaching Summit took place on May 14, 2015.

Business educators from colleges throughout the mid-Atlantic came together to explore the power of collaborative partnerships among research, teaching, experiential learning and the business community. Attendees included professors, PhD students, select undergraduate students and staff.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mark Higgins is currently the Dean of the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, a position he assumed on January 1, 2015. From 2006 through 2014, he was the Dean and Alfred J. Verrecchia Hasbro Inc. Leadership Chair in Business at the University of Rhode Island.

Prior to his tenure at URI (1988-2014), he was a Tax Manager for Ernst and Young (formerly Arthur Young) in New York City. He currently serves as co-Chair of The Implementation Phase of the Pathways Commission — Charting a National Strategy for the Next Generation of Accountants a jointly sponsored effort of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He has served as President of the American Taxation Association (2006-2007) and on the Executive Committee of the American Accounting Association as Vice President for Sections and Regions (2006-2008). He has twice served as the Program Chair and as President for the Northeast Region. In 2006, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Northeast Region of the American Accounting Association and in 2009 received the American Taxation Association Outstanding Service Award. He is the co-author with Kevin Murphy of Concepts in Taxation, which is in its 23rd edition.

His research has been published in the Journal of Accounting Education, Critical Perspectives in Accounting, The Accounting Historians Journal, The Tax Adviser, Journal of Legal Tax Research, and Tax Notes.