Faculty – Gary Previts

GaryPrevits - Professor, Accountancy
Gary PrevitsE. Mandell de Windt Professor of Leadership and Enterprise Development
Professor, Accountancy
United States Technical Advisor, International Accounting Education Standards Board
Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Council Member , Advisory Council, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Council Member, Accountability Advisory Council, United States Government Accountability Office

gary.previts@case.edu
216.368.2074
Peter B. Lewis Building 461
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

The first of Gary Previts’ two research streams is the development of accounting thought and institutions, and his work investigates the corporate origins and ongoing events that have shaped contemporary accounting practices. His second area of focus is on regulation of accounting disclosures. In this research, He has worked with coauthors to review and evalute the contributions of principal policy setters such as at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Government Accounting Standards Board. He has also worked with agencies such as the Government Accountability Office, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board regarding their oversight and regulatory responsibilities. His experiences assist in understanding how – at any given time – the prevailing economy provides context for discussion and resolution of issues.

PhD, University of Florida, 1972
MAcc, The Ohio State University, 1964
BBA, John Carroll University, 1963

Initially Appointed: 1979

Interests and Courses

Research

- Development of Accounting Thought and Institutions
- Regulation and Analysis of Corporate Disclosure
- Education Policy

Teaching

- Financial Accounting, Regulation, Disclosure and Analysis
- Accounting History
- Business History

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications


Presentations

  • Previts, G. J. 63rd Annual Meeting, "Why Accounting Must Change!", Southeast Region, American Accounting Association, (2011).
  • Previts, G. J. (Presenter & Author), Flesher, D. L. (Presenter & Author) American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, "Donaldson Brown (1885-1965): 20th Century Financial Manager: The Power of An Idea Over Time", American Accounting Association, New York City. (2009).
  • Previts, G. J. Annual Saxe Memorial Lecture, "21st Century Auditing Challenges", Baruch College, New York City. (2008).
  • Previts, G. J., Flesher, D., Sharp, A. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, "Personal Property and the Mobile and Ohio Railroad in the 1850s: 'Emancipated by Force of Circumstances.'", American Accounting Association, Washington, D.C.. (2006).
  • Previts, G. J., Flesher, D. L. Accounting Hall of Fame and Academy of Accounting Historians Conference, "Donaldson Brown, Innovator of the DuPont Formula: His Influence on Financial Management", Accounting Hall of Fame and Academy of Accounting Historians, The Ohio State University. (2005).
  • Previts, G. J., Flesher, D. L., Samson, W. D. Annual Accounting, Business & Financial History Conference, "The Railroad Influence on the Development of the American Accounting Profession,", Centre for Business Performance,Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, Cardiff, UK. (2005).
  • Previts, G. J., Kramer, S. Southeast Region, American Accounting Association, "The International Match Company Scandal: Rediscovered History", American Accounting Association, (2005).
  • Previts, G. J. Osaka City University Presentation, "Pathways for Common Goals,", Osaka City University, Japan. (2005).

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Member, PCAOB ADVISORY COUNCIL, Washington DC, 2008 - Present
  • Member, Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession, United States Department of the Treasury, 2007 - 2008
  • Officer, President/Elect/Past, American Accounting Association , 2007 - 2008
  • Member, US GAO. Accountability Advisory Council, Washington DC, 2004 - Present
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Accounting History (AUS), 1997 - 2012
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Accounting Historians Journal, 1993 - Present
  • Editor, Guest/Special Issue, Abacus, 1988 - 2011
  • Editor, Journal Editor, Research in Accounting Regulation, Cleveland, Ohio , 1987 - Present
  • Accreditation Team Member, AACSB, 1984 - Present
  • Chairman, Academy Trustees, The Academy of Accounting Historians, 1974 - Present
  • Officer, President/Elect/Past, Academy of Accounting Historians, 1973 - 1975

Awards

  • Best Paper Award 2014 Accounting Historians Journal, The Academy of Accounting Historians . (2014).
  • ANNUAL MANUSCRIPT AWARD , ABACUS. (2013).
  • 125 People of Impact in Accounting: Leaders who left a mark on the profession , American Institute of CPAs. (2012).
  • Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University . (2011).
  • The Accounting Hall of Fame, The Ohio State University. (2011).
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, The Association of Accounting and Finance Academics of Turkey. (2010).
  • 2010 Outstanding Educator, The American Accounting Association. (2010).
  • Gold Medal for Service, The American Insitute of CPAs. (2007).
  • Gold Medal for Meritorious Service to the CPA Profession, The Ohio Society of CPA. (2002).
  • Research Recognition Award, Weatherhead School of Management. (2000).
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Accounting Education, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.. (1996).
  • Theodore M. Alfred Distinguished Service Award, Weatherhead School of Management. (1995).
  • Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Award of Merit, Federation of Schools of Accountancy. (1991).