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Anderson Schools Accounting Faculty Members Honored by their National Peers

November 15, 2001

ALBUQUERQUE Ė Two professors in the Accounting Department at The Anderson Schools of Management have been recognized by their nationwide peers as "highly productive" based on their research publications. This assessment was presented recently at the American Accounting Association Annual Conference.

Dr. Leslie Oakes was recognized as one of the most prolific publishers from the nationís 1998 Ph.D. graduates. Oakes is currently an Associate Professor of accounting at The Anderson Schools. She has been working at UNM since 1995 and has served as Associate Dean of The Schools and has been active in the recruitment and retention of minority students. She is currently teaching undergraduate courses covering an Introduction to Management and Principles of Financial Accounting.

Dr. Joni Young was named as having both the highest number and highest quality of publications among 1991 Ph.D. graduates. In this case, quality is measured by the reputation and standards of the journal in which the article was published. Young is currently an Associate Professor at The Anderson Schools and has been teaching there since 1992. Her research interests include standard setting and financial accounting. She currently is teaching undergraduate courses in Intermediate Financial Accounting.

"Iím not surprised to have other people realize what Iíve known for some time now," says Anderson Schools Dean Howard Smith, "our people are amazing. And Iím proud to represent a school where scholars of this caliber are so easily accessible to undergraduate students. Other schools just canít match that accessibility."


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.