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Harris named 'Super CPA'

December 9, 2008

Thomas Harris, assistant professor of accounting at Indiana State University's College of Business, has been named one of the state's leading CPAs.

Harris, along with other educators and professionals from around Indiana, was selected as a "Super CPA" in the November issue of Indiana Business magazine.

"I feel very honored," Harris said. "When you're picked out by your peers, it's a special recognition."

The CPAs were chosen through an online survey process conducted by the magazine and the Indiana CPA Society, which represents more than 7,000 CPAs in public practice, industry, government and education. Members of the society cast votes for CPAs in 12 categories: assurance services (auditing); business consulting; business valuation/litigation; corporate tax; employee benefits; estate planning and trust; government/non-profit; individual tax; personal financial planning; financial managers, CFOs and controllers; and accounting educators.

In the accounting educator category, Harris was named among instructors from Ball State University, Indiana University, Marian College, Purdue University and the University of Southern Indiana.

"I know many of the names on this list and am glad to be recognized among these distinguished colleagues," Harris said.

Harris joined the ISU accounting faculty in 1988. Recently, he worked with members of the university's criminology department to offer a minor in forensic accounting. Open to students from all majors, the minor provides the skills necessary to investigate, detect and prevent fraud.

Harris holds a doctorate in accounting from the University of South Carolina, a master of business administration degree from Indiana State and a bachelor's degree in economics from Marietta College. His research interests include federal income taxation and tax planning.

The November issue of Indiana Business Magazine is available online