Bill Fowler, associate professor of accounting at Abilene Christian
University, has been selected for the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award
by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
The award recognizes Texas accounting educators who have demonstrated
excellence in teaching and have distinguished themselves through active
service to the accounting profession. Fowler is one of two educators to be
honored this year.
Fowler started his career at ACU in 1984 as assistant vice president for finance. In 1992, he became a full-time faculty member in the accounting department, and from 1993-2014 he served as chair of the accounting and finance department. During his tenure as chair, the department added two majors, hired all current faculty members, expanded on-campus firm recruitment and doubled the number of students in the accounting and finance programs.
Fowler also has served as a member of the Accounting and Finance Education Roundtable, a national group that focuses on enhancing the teaching of management accounting in university programs. Additionally, Fowler provided service to the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), representing the organization on various councils and consulting on its financial reporting process. He received the 1998 ACBSP Star of the Year Award for these efforts.
Fowler has created learning programs for local firms and has also worked with various national firms to prepare content and exams for their national CPE deliveries. Since 2014, Fowler has been involved with KPMG’s audit training programs and has been designated as an Audit National Instructor.