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Friday, February 28, 2014

Dr. Larry Walther Awarded Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA)/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award

Dr. Larry Walther
In February Dr. Larry Walther, department head for the School of Accountancy, was awarded the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA)/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award for 2013.

“I have the greatest respect for all of the past award recipients and am truly honored to receive this award,” Dr. Walther said. “I am humbled and moved that my colleagues across the country have bestowed this recognition.”

The intent of the award is to recognize and reward an outstanding faculty member, teaching in a post-baccalaureate program offered by a member school of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. FSA promotes and supports accredited graduate programs in accounting to achieve and maintain public trust in the accounting profession.

“Larry is one of our treasures, and I simply could not be more proud of all he has done for the Huntsman School and for our students,” said Dean Douglas D. Anderson.

Dr. Walther's leadership in the profession for accounting education is known throughout the industry. 

Dr. Walther was presented with a plaque commemorating his service to the Federation of Schools of Accountancy and a stipend for $2,500. This award is funded annually by a contribution from the KPMG Foundation.

The honor was announced at the recent Accounting Program Leadership Group/Federation of Schools of Accountancy joint conference in San Antonio.

Dr. Walther’s professional experience includes having owned an outdoor advertising company and served as a director and/or consultant to various public and non-public companies. He has authored numerous accounting textbooks and articles and has been published in many major professional and accounting journals. He currently dedicates much of his time to his website:, which is a free online textbook that has received extensive global use. As a professor, Dr. Walther focuses on rigor and excellence in his teaching.

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