Oklahoma Society of CPAs (OSCPA) recently awarded Edward Walker, Ph.D., University of Central Oklahoma College of Business associate professor of accounting, the 2017 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award in a four-year program at the Oklahoma Accounting Educator’s Conference in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Pictured here, Walker showcases his award, alongside fellow Central accounting professor Katherene Terrell, Ed.D., at this year’s Oklahoma Accounting Educator’s Conference in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

The award is chosen yearly from nominations submitted by students and fellow educators. The award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the accounting field by innovating educational techniques, motivating students and teaching excellence.

“The accounting department is extremely pleased that Dr. Walker has been recognized in this manner,” said Bambi Hora, Ph.D., chair of the accounting department.

“Since a student must first nominate a faculty member for award consideration this comes not only from his peers but through the students, as well. Dr. Walker spends a great deal of time and effort in working with the students and giving them the most relevant tools and knowledge possible for their success in their future careers.”