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November 11, 2002 -- News Brief

Recent Illinois Graduate Honored for Dissertation

Kin-Yew Low, a recent PhD graduate in the Department of Accountancy, won the 2003 Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award in the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association. Kin-Yew will receive the award at the section's meeting in Huntington Beach, CA in January 2003. Kin-Yew’s dissertation, "Coping with Identified Budget Time Constraints: Auditors’ Industry Specialization and Risk Assessments", was chaired by Professor Ira Solomon, Robert C Evans Endowed Chair in Commerce and department head. This is the third PhD dissertation chaired by Solomon that has won the American Accounting Association’s outstanding auditing dissertation award.

Kin-Yew is now an assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. NTU uses the Project Discovery curriculum, created at Illinois.

Awarded annually, the Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award recognizes the author of the dissertation judged to make the most outstanding contribution to auditing knowledge. Award criteria include the timeless and importance of the problem(s) addressed, the creativity of the research, the development of an appropriate theoretical framework, the appropriateness of the research method and analysis, the potential for publication in a scholarly journal, the potential for the results to have an impact on the practice of auditing.


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