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Educator Success

Educator Resources: Accelerating education to meet the pace of business

The Foundation sponsors a variety of national initiatives designed to help strengthen the pipeline of PhD faculty and offer insights, tools, and content for the classroom to help prepare the next generation of diverse business leaders for careers in audit, advisory, tax, and consulting.

Leading in our universities

Tomorrow’s business challenges require a new type of leader with a diverse skillset that enables them to innovate at the pace of business. Across our rich history, the Deloitte Foundation has evolved alongside education. As the demographics of students and educators change, we continue to broaden our reach to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Whether through classroom curriculum, financial support, or efforts to promote excellence in teaching, the Deloitte Foundation is helping education institutions build pathways to opportunity for the workforce of tomorrow.


Educator resources

Educators play a critical role in preparing the profession's next generation of diverse business leaders for the future of work. The Deloitte Foundation is committed to supporting educators by providing resources, teaching/curriculum materials and other investments that promote excellence in education. We are making an impact on tomorrow’s leaders today through the following:

American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation “Cook Prize”
Established with an initial gift from Mike Cook, retired Deloitte & Touche LLP chairman and CEO, and his wife, Mary Anne, the award recognizes up to three professors annually, one each in the categories of graduate, undergraduate, and two-year accounting degree programs. Award recipients must consistently demonstrate the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of accounting. Each prize consists of a cash award, a silver medallion, and a certificate. Cook Prize recipients also share their teaching inspirations and best practices with other faculty.

American Taxation Association Teaching Innovation Award
The Foundation supports new teaching methods by sponsoring this annual award for tax professors who develop innovative teaching techniques that encourage critical thinking. 

*While the Deloitte Foundation is a proud sponsor of the ATA Teaching Innovation Award, the Foundation or Deloitte does not endorse individual recipients or the associated articles, monographs, books or other works.

American Accounting Association Wildman Award
Together with the American Accounting Association, the Deloitte Foundation sponsors the annual Wildman Medal, which is awarded to an author (or co-authors) of research judged likely to advance the theory and practice of public accounting. 

*While the Deloitte Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Wildman Medal Award, the Foundation or Deloitte does not endorse individual recipients or the associated articles, monographs, books or other works.

AICPA Accounting Program for Building the Profession
As part of the AICPA’s 100th anniversary in 2022, the Foundation provided grant support to train high school teachers who teach accounting to racially and ethnically diverse students. 

Forensic Accounting Case Studies
The Deloitte Foundation Forensic Accounting Case Study Series provides an effective tool to understand ways to uncover fraud and corruption in complex scenarios and high risk environments.

The Deloitte Foundation Forensic Accounting Cases are available as PDFs. Topics include: payroll, claims management, sales commission fraud, procurement fraud, asset misappropriation, tax fraud, sales fraud, and FCPA investigations.

STEM Tech Ethics Case Studies
The Deloitte Foundation funded five Tech Ethics Case Studies in collaboration with the University of Virginia. The cases are available to faculty free of charge and intended to provide educators with resources to help them prepare their students for ethical issues they may face as they navigate digital and tech savvy futures. 

Professorships, fellowships, and chairs
The Foundation has provided more than $20 million in endowed professorships, fellowships, and chairs to help universities attract and retain top faculty.

University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics
The University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics was launched through a grant from the Deloitte Foundation to advance business analytics education. With curriculum designed by faculty from the University of Illinois Gies School of Business, the Center provides students with the data knowledge, skills and abilities needed to become highly trained business leaders of tomorrow. The courses and case studies are free, online, and accessible to anyone who wants to leverage it for their educational mission. Since the launch in 2019, there have been nearly 3,775 course registrants.

Tax Faculty Symposium
A Deloitte Foundation sponsored program designed to expose tax professors to the latest technical and business knowledge on practice, regulatory, and policy issues in taxation.

Trueblood Seminars for Professors and Case Studies
Since 1966, more than 2,400 professors have attended the seminars, which the Foundation sponsors with the American Accounting Association. Here, Deloitte & Touche LLP partners recreate difficult cases they have encountered in practice and work with attending faculty on possible solutions. Rounded out by guest speakers, the Trueblood Seminars keep professors connected with real-world issues and current challenges of the profession. There are also 50 financial accounting and auditing cases that faculty can access whenever needed for use in the classroom.

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PhD resources

The Foundation has supported accounting PhD education for decades through its Doctoral Fellowship Program and the American Accounting Association/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium to strengthen the pipeline of accounting faculty. It has also collaborated with other organizations to help alleviate the shortage of PhD accounting faculty in the United States by increasing the pipeline of quality doctoral candidates in accounting—the future educators of the future leaders of the accounting profession.

The Deloitte Foundation provides PhD resources in the following areas:

American Accounting Association/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium
The Consortium gives advanced doctoral students a chance to meet with some of the country's most distinguished faculty in a collegial setting. Since 1971, the Consortium has helped students who are about to become faculty discuss important issues related to research, teaching, and career development.

Accounting Doctoral Scholars
The Deloitte Foundation, in conjunction with the AICPA Foundation, dozens of the country’s largest accounting firms and several state CPA societies, sponsored the Accounting Doctoral Scholars (ADS) program which has helped address the growing shortage of Ph.D. professionals in auditing and tax. The program has provided financial support to encourage professionals, with public accounting experience in auditing and tax and an interest in teaching, to transition into academic roles at the university level. For further program information, contact

Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship program
Since 1956, this program has provided financial support to outstanding doctoral students in accounting. Up to ten recipients each year are awarded $25,000 each to help cover expenses during their final year of coursework and the first year of their dissertation. The program has supported more than 1,000 PhDs and is increasing the pipeline of faculty who are preparing the next generation of business leaders.

For more information on any of these programs, contact

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Erin Scanlon

Erin Scanlon

President | Deloitte Foundation

Erin is an Audit & Assurance (A&A) partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP and is the Global Audit & Assurance Clients & Industries leader. Prior to her global role, she was the firm's US Telecom, Media & En... More

Kathy Shoztic

Kathy Shoztic

Executive Director | Deloitte Foundation

Kathy, director, Deloitte Services LP, oversees operations for the Deloitte Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of Deloitte LLP that supports education. Kathy serves as a primary liaison between the ac... More