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College of Business professor wins awards, leads conference

March 13, 2009

Inside and outside of the classroom in Loyola University New Orleans Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business, Lee Yao, Ph.D., is keeping very busy.

Yao, who is the chair of the accounting, economics and finance department and the Fr. Joseph A. Butt, S.J., Distinguished Professor in Accounting, was recognized by the Emerald Literati Network with its 2008 Outstanding Reviewer Award in December. The Emerald Literati Network is the world’s leading publisher of business and management research, with more than 190 journals. The award recognizes excellent peer reviewers annually, saluting “the guardians of the body of knowledge, ensuring that every published paper makes a genuine contribution.”

Yao has also been invited to be a keynote speaker for the 4th International Conference of Accounting and Management Information Systems in Europe. This conference will be hosted by the Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, in Bucharest, Romania, June 18-20. Later this summer, Yao will lead an international conference in Beijing, China, August 7-9.

Yao’s work has also garnered recent media attention. In February, Yao was interviewed on the subject of forensic accounting by Lee Zurik of WWL-TV, who was preparing a special investigative news story on trash hauling services in New Orleans. Later that month, The Times-Picayune reported on Yao’s role in the Chinese conference.

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