By Robbie Chulick, ’13
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2012 — Dr. Carol Fischer, associate dean of the School of Business and professor of accounting at St. Bonaventure University, was named a member of the Editorial Advisory and Review Board for the journal Issues in Accounting Education.
Accounting Education is one of three primary publications of the American Accounting Association.
Editor Lori Holder-Webb said Dr. Fischer was selected for the position because of her proven track record of excellence in the area of academic reviewing.
“Her ability to assess and evaluate an academic manuscript, to generate constructive criticism and to communicate that process effectively to the authors of the manuscript so that it may be improved for publication, and to do so in a timely and efficient manner made her a great fit for our publication,” she said.
Fischer said this position not only benefits her own professional development, but also St. Bonaventure students.
“The journal’s focus on the scholarship of teaching is consistent with SBU’s mission and goal to provide a vitally engaging learning environment. As a member of the editorial board, I get new ideas for my own teaching and stay current with the trends in education,” she said.
Fischer said she also sat on this board under a previous editor three years ago.
“With each review, I make a recommendation if the paper should be accepted, revised or rejected. Manuscripts typically go through two or three revisions prior to acceptance,” she said. “I review each resubmission to see if the authors have addressed the reviewers’ comments before making a recommendation to the editor.”
Holder-Webb said Dr. Fischer’s colleagues are from a very diverse group of institutions, from small private universities to research and doctoral-granting universities. Members of this board come from around the world including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa and China.
The publication yields about 180 published articles annually.
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