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Terry Warfield Receives 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award

By Clare Becker

March 17, 2017

Terry Warfield, PwC Professor in Accounting at the Wisconsin School of Business, is a recipient of a 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award, one of only twelve University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members selected for the honor.

Warfield chairs the Accounting and Information Systems Department at the Wisconsin School of Business, where he has been a faculty member since 1989. He currently serves as a trustee for the Financial Accounting Foundation and was a journal editor of Accounting Horizons.

Terry Warfield
PwC Professor in Accounting Terry Warfield

In a news release announcing the awards, University Communications describes Warfield as “achieving something that few academics accomplish: He has excelled in teaching students, other teachers, researchers and public-policy makers and regulators.”

“This award confirms what we at the Wisconsin School of Business have long known about Terry,” says Russ Coff, senior associate dean for faculty and research. “He sets the standard for the field in both teaching and research. We are honored to have someone of his caliber on our faculty.”

Warfield is a widely cited researcher, with his primary research interest in financial accounting standards and disclosure policies, including the effects of accounting information and disclosures on securities markets.
Since 1953, the Distinguished Teaching Awards have recognized UW educators who are outstanding in their fields. Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf presented the 2017 awards at a ceremony on March 16.

Watch Warfield’s awardee video: