Gary J. Previts, PhD, CPA, is coauthor of the widely referenced A HISTORY OF ACCOUNTANCY IN THE UNITED STATES and is the editor of the journal RESEARCH IN ACCOUNTING REGULATION. His numerous publications investigate the development of accounting thought and the regulation of accounting, as well as events, policy-setting entities and educational policies and practices.
Previts is the recipient of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Gold Medal and also received the 2010 Outstanding Educator award from the American Accounting Association (AAA), among numerous other awards. He has served as president of both the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) and the AAA, and as a member of the AICPA Board of Directors. He has also been a member of the Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession convened by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
In 2011, Previts was selected as a Distinguished University Professor of Case Western Reserve and was elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame at The Ohio State University. He is the E. Mandell de Windt Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development.
Previts has conducted research for the AICPA Special Committee on Financial Reporting and the Business Reporting Research Project of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). He is a member of the Accountability Advisory Council of the U. S. Government Accountability Office and serves on the Advisory Council of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Previts recently served as a technical advisor to the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) and as a sponsor’s representative to the “Pathways” Commission, a national body formed to study higher education for accountants. In 2014, he presented seminars at the Said Business School, Oxford University, UK, and the School of Business at Edinburgh University, Scotland.
Previts received his PhD from the University of Florida and his MAcc from The Ohio State University. He was initially appointed to Case Western Reserve in 1979 and presently teaches undergraduate advanced seminars and graduate-level Advanced Accounting Theory.
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