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Gary Previts

Gary Previts, PhD

‌In more than three decades at Case Western Reserve University, Professor Gary John Previts has established himself as one of the world’s leading experts on the history of accounting theory and practice. He is the founding and continuing editor of the journal Research in the Accounting Regulation (Elsevier). He was a member of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession, and currently serves on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Advisory Council and is an advisor to the Comptroller General of the United States. In 2010, he received the outstanding educator award from the American Accounting Association. Three years earlier he received the Gold Medal for Distinguished Service from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has twice served as chair of the accountancy department and held the position of Weatherhead’s Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies for more than a dozen years.

Two female students with another female graduate.

Scholarship and Innovation

Fall convocation opens each academic year with a formal celebration of scholarship and innovation. What better time to name Distinguished University Professors.