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IMA R. Lee Brummet Exemplary Educator Award (LBEEA)

Distinguished award for educators in the management accounting and finance profession. Up to two educators could be selected for this prestigious award in an award period.

The IMA R. Lee Brummet Exemplary Educator Award is a revised award as of 2022. Prior recipients (2021 and earlier) of the IMA Faculty Leadership Award or the R. Lee Brummet Award are eligible for this new award.

The IMA R. Lee Brummet Exemplary Educator Award recognizes an IMA volunteer academic member who has distinguished themselves in the management accounting and finance profession. The award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated leadership and promotes the value of management accounting and the financial management career path to students through research, teaching, or faculty leadership and service. Nominations are open to any IMA volunteer academic members who teach in colleges or universities, including two-year community colleges (e.g., tenure track, nontenure track, adjunct faculty, faculty leaders in administration positions).

Attributes of an IMA R. Lee Brummet Exemplary Educator Award Nominee:

The person you nominate should:

  • Embrace IMA’s Mission and Global Core Values
  • Be a role model for educators and highly regarded in the IMA community
  • Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion by encouraging and respecting alternative points of view
  • Preferred: Holds the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) certification

Please provide examples of when the candidate you nominate has demonstrated:

  • Faculty Leadership and Service to the Management Accounting Profession: Candidate has demonstrated significant faculty leadership to IMA and the management accounting profession. Examples of engagement may contain, but are not limited to, support of student chapters, CMA Scholarship program, Campus Advocate program, dedicated volunteer service on IMA committees and task forces, and participation in the IMA Student Case Competition. And/or:
  • Distinguished Teaching Career in Management Accounting: Candidate has a distinguished record for teaching management accounting to students and academics. Supporting documentation for the nomination may contain years of teaching; variety of classes taught; teaching awards; or at least two letters of support from previous students, colleagues, peers, or supervisors. And/or:
  • Record of Scholarship in Management Accounting: Candidate has a distinguished career in research in the management accounting field. Supporting documentation may contain academic articles (pertaining to the discipline); record of published scholarship (throughout career); number and quality of refereed articles (not presentations or proceedings); and grants (pertaining to the discipline) received.

Although the nomination materials could include a curriculum vitae, submission of only a curriculum vitae as supporting documentation for nomination for any of the above criteria is not acceptable.

To nominate someone for the IMA R. Lee Brummet Exemplary Educator Award, please click here.

The deadline for nominations is April 18, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.