Jagdish Pathak and Allan ConwayJagdish Pathak, a professor in the Odette School of Business, accepts congratulations from dean Allan Conway on receiving an Outstanding Researcher Award from the American Accounting Association.

Business professor wins recognition for research leadership

Accounting professor Jagdish Pathak is proud to be the first Canadian recipient of a research award from the American Accounting Association, but was quick to credit the Odette School of Business for providing a climate conducive to success.

Dr. Pathak received the 2013 Outstanding Researcher Award from the association’s Strategic and Emerging Technology section, last week at its annual meeting in Anaheim, California. The award, created in 1994, cites Pathak for his extraordinary academic achievements and leadership in research.

“I dedicated my plaque to dean Allan Conway for his support and impetus to research,” says Pathak, who joined the school’s faculty in 2002.

His research explores issues of fraud, e-commerce assurance, and continuous auditing, and has been employed by law enforcement and insurance organizations. In addition to his certified general accountant designation, Pathak holds consultancies with the World Bank and the US Presidential Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection for the Department of Homeland Security.

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