Prestigious Award Goes to Accounting Faculty Mikhail Pevzner

Professor of Accounting Mikhail Pevzner is known for rolling up his sleeves and getting stuff done. For example, he is an avid supporter of his students. You can find him working with our students to help them find internships or make worthwhile industry connections. You can see him working with his colleagues to continuously improve our academic offerings or working on research that impacts accounting and auditing as we know it. And every chance he gets, he’ll talk to any one who wants to listen how special the UB accounting programs are in the Baltimore-Washington region.

All of his hard work and dedication came to an apex in September 2019 where he found himself not talking about our programs or students, but his achievements and dedication to excellence.

During a UB community luncheon, Pevzner was bestowed the 2019 UB President’s Faculty Award by Kurt Schmoke, president of the University of Baltimore. In front of his colleagues and family, Pevzner, who is also the holder of Ernst & Young Chair in Accounting, offered a very  personal acceptance speech, where he thanked all of his supporters, told stories of moving to the United States, the lessons learned throughout his career, and his heartfelt gratitude for his career at UB.

“I am very honored and touched by being selected as a recipient of this year’s President’s Faculty Award,” he said.  “I am very excited to be a part of the group of the remarkable faculty members who have received this award in the past. I am also very grateful to President Schmoke for personally endowing this award, to the selection committee for recommending me and to my Merrick School of Business colleagues and supervisors for nominating me. I think this award signifies UB’s great commitment and respect of its faculty which is great statement of positive work culture we have here. I very much hope to continue my contributions to our wonderful institution in the years to come.”

Pevzner’s list of accomplishments are long and include 16 articles in top-level journals since earning his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. His research has been cite 1,478 on Google Scholar and his papers have more than 9,300 downloads. His accomplishments are isolated in just academia.  During the 2016-17 academic year, he served as an Academic Fellow at the Office of Chief Accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He was selected for this position as part of a national search, and he contributed greatly towards incorporation of academic research in the SEC’s regulatory policy. Pevzner was invited back as a visiting economist to the SEC’s Division of Economic Research Analysis during 2018-19 academic year. His responsibilities as a visiting economist include contributing to regulatory rule-­making’s economic analyses and providing academic research leadership to the SEC’s economists’ staff.

The President’s Faculty Award is given each year to a faculty member who has made significant contributions to the University of Baltimore and its educational mission. The award winner’s record of accomplishments include a combination of excellence in teaching; research; scholarly and creative activity; and service. This meritorious award is the highest that UB’s president may bestow upon a member of the faculty.


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