Transitioning into Academia: A New Pathway for Practitioners
The shortage of accounting faculty in the United States has been a serious concern for academicians, policymakers, and the profession for decades. One solution to the problem may be convincing more practitioners to become faculty members, and, indeed, a significant number of practitioners are interested in teaching. Though certain barriers, such as the time commitment required to earn a doctorate, have kept many practitioners from joining the ranks of the faculty, recent developments have opened new pathways for practicing accountants to enter academia. One of these is the development of flexible practitioner-oriented doctoral programs that enable practitioners to study part time while still earning a salary. - See more at: http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/issues/2016/mar/accounting-professor-pathways.html#sthash.hTydI8z4.dpuf
Journal of Accountancy
Bishop, Carol C.; Boyle, Douglas M.; Carpenter, Brian W.; and Hermanson, Dana R., "Transitioning into Academia: A New Pathway for Practitioners" (2016). Faculty Publications. 3975.