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Fred Phillips

Fred Phillips is a professor at the University of Saskatchewan, where he teaches introductory financial accounting. He also has taught introductory accounting at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Manitoba. Fred has an undergraduate accounting degree, a CPA, CA (Canada), and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He previously worked as an audit manager at KPMG.
Fred’s main career interest is accounting education. He has been recognized with more than 26 awards, as chosen by his students and peers. In 2006, Fred was awarded the title Master Teacher at the University of Saskatchewan. In 2011, he was admitted to the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the highest honor for undergraduate teaching in Canada. In 2012, Fred received the L. S. Rosen Outstanding Educator Award, the American Accounting Association’s Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award, and the American Accounting Association’s Award for Outstanding Research in Accounting Education. Most recently, he received the Edwards MPAcc Teaching Effectiveness Award and, for the third time in his career, the University of Saskatchewan Student Union's Teaching Excellence Award. His peer-reviewed publications include education-focused research and instructional cases in Issues in Accounting Education, as well as professional judgment studies in Journal of Accounting Research and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, among others. Fred is a current member of the Teaching, Curriculum, & Learning and Two-Year College sections of the American Accounting Association. In his spare time, he likes to play tennis, drink iced cappuccinos, and relax with his family.