Fred Phillips (2011)

Fred-Phillips-PhotoAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Saskatchewan, Accounting.

Citation: Fred Phillips shatters every stereotype about Accounting, not only through his enthusiasm and passion as a Master Teacher, but also by immersing students in the practical challenges and behaviors accountants confront as professionals. This experience plunges his students into newsmagazine-style video cases he has developed and an interactive award-winning textbook he has co-authored.

Engagement, care, and mentoring are part of his signature pedagogy. Student testimonials ring off the charts, as do 15 teaching-related awards from students, peers, his institution, and his profession. Fred has also distinguished himself by disseminating an impressive array of scholarly articles, workshops, and presentations, documenting his teaching materials, strategies, and insights to enhance student learning. His significant innovations and contributions to learning within and beyond his discipline speak to Fred’s exceptional leadership and desire to make a difference. Accounting phobia may rightfully become a thing of the past.