Steve G. Sutton, Ph.D., KPMG Professor in the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting, was selected to receive the Outstanding Educator Award from the Strategic and Emerging Technologies section of the American Accounting Association (AAA). Sutton, who also serves as the Ph.D. Program Coordinator was honored based on his professional work in promoting PhD education on the impact of strategic and emerging technologies in accounting, and for his global support of Ph.D. students studying Association for Information Systems (AIS) research.

Since joining UCF in 2005, Sutton has supervised or is currently supervising seven UCF Ph.D. students, six of which have focused their research on technology effects on accounting and auditing practice, as well as users of accounting information.

In addition to his work at UCF, he has extensive global experience and he has co-supervised Ph.D. students from the University of Melbourne, University of Auckland, and the University of Technology Sydney, and has served as an external dissertation examiner for Ph.D. graduates at the University of Maastricht, University of Queensland, University of South Australia, and the University of Waterloo.

Two of his Ph.D. students have received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Information Systems Section of the American Accounting Association: UCF Ph.D. graduate Clark Hampton (2012, assistant professor, University of Waterloo) and Melbourne Ph.D. graduate Carlin Dowling (2007, associate professor University of Melbourne).

Sutton is widely published and received the Outstanding Researcher Award from the Strategic and Emerging Technologies Section of the AAA in 2003.

“It is quite humbling to be recognized by your peers for the work that you do out of passion. I have been incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some great Ph.D. students who are not only very talented, but also good, caring people who impact the lives of many, many students,” he said.

Sean Robb, Ph.D., director of the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting is proud of Sutton’s recognition, and adds “Steve Sutton is a prolific accounting researcher and an extraordinary research talent. This award merely formalizes a consensus opinion about Steve’s abilities that has existed in the accounting academy for many years.”