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The Deloitte Foundation Announces Recipients of the 2018 Doctoral Fellowships in Accounting

Grants totaling $250,000 awarded to 10 Ph.D. candidates

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 21, 2018 — The Deloitte Foundation has awarded $25,000 grants to 10 top accounting Ph.D. candidates through the Deloitte Foundation’s annual Doctoral Fellowship program. Given to students who plan to pursue academic careers upon graduation, the award will support the 2018 recipients’ final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their doctoral dissertation.

This year’s recipients and the institutions they attend are:

  • Patrick D. Witz, Cornell University
  • Matthew Kubic, Duke University
  • Jvothika (Jody) Grewal, Harvard Business School
  • Jinhwan Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mary E. Cowx, The Ohio State University
  • Lisa Yao Liu, University of Chicago
  • John M. Aland, University of Michigan
  • Michele S. Mullaney, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • John D. Kepler, University of Pennsylvania
  • John L. Wertz, University of Washington

“Strengthening the quantity and quality of accounting professors is critical to developing the next generation of talent,” said Tonie Leatherberry, president, Deloitte Foundation. “The recipients of this year’s Doctoral Fellowship grants can have a significant impact on the thousands of students they will teach over the course of their careers.”

Each year, approximately 100 universities are invited to apply for the fellowship. Student applicants are nominated by the accounting faculty of their school. A selection committee composed of four eminent accounting educators chose this year’s recipients.

About The Deloitte Foundation
The Deloitte Foundation, founded in 1928, is a not-for-profit organization that supports education in the U.S. through a variety of initiatives that help develop the talent of the future and their influencers and promote excellence in teaching, research and curriculum innovation. The Foundation sponsors an array of national programs relevant to a variety of professional services, benefiting middle/high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and educators. Learn more about the Deloitte Foundation.

Media contact:

Wendy Berk
Public Relations
Deloitte Services LP
+1 617 922 1148

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