Beard Recognized by Students with Teaching Award


Southeast accounting Professor Debbie Beard is congratulated by Interim Provost Gerald McDougall.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 27, 2015 – Dr. Deborah Beard, professor of accounting,  received the Donald L. Harrison College of Business Students’ Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2014-2015 at Southeast Missouri State University.

The award is presented each year by the Dean’s Student Advisory Board at the annual College of Business Honors Banquet. Dr. Gerald McDougall, interim provost, then dean of the Harrison College of Business, presented the award.

“She wants all students to achieve not only in the classroom but in life as well,” McDougall said during the presentation, explaining why the Student Advisory Board chose Beard. “She engages students to make the most of their time spent at Southeast and provides real-life examples in her teaching. Dr. Beard wants all of her students to succeed beyond the classroom and far into the future.”

“I am very honored to receive this award from our business students and pleased that they have recognized my commitment to them,” Beard said.

Beard is an alumna of Southeast Missouri State University and is starting her 40th year of teaching at Southeast.  She is a professor in the Department of Accounting.  In addition to being recognized for her contributions to students’ success, Beard has previously been recognized as a Copper Dome Faculty Fellow in Research at Southeast. She has been published in the Journal of Accounting Education, Journal of Education for Business, Strategic Finance, Information Systems Education Journal, Journal of Information Systems Education, CPA Journal, Accounting Education: An International Journal and Journal of Legal Economics.  She was also a contributing author to the Routledge Companion to Accounting Education book.