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Alta Via Consulting's Named Professorship

Alta Via Consulting, LLC strongly believes in supporting higher education and academic research within the field of managerial accounting. A professorship was established at Northern Illinois University (NIU) located in DeKalb, Illinois (60 miles west of Chicago). NIU's Department of Accountancy is ranked among the most elite in the nation. The latest Public Accounting Report's 29th Annual Professor's Survey published in October 2010, placed NIU's Accountancy undergrad program 8th, and its graduate program 10th in the U.S.

Dr. B.Douglas Clinton imageDr. B.Douglas (Doug) Clinton

Alta Via Consulting through its named professorship recognizes the need for continuous research to attract, develop and acknowledge deserving faculty in a higher education environment. Therefore, we have awarded this professorship to Dr. B.Douglas (Doug) Clinton, managerial accounting professor of undergraduate and graduate studies in the Accountancy Department at NIU’s College of Business.

Dr. Clinton's most recent significant managerial accounting endeavors include a paper co-authored with Alta Via principal, Anton van der Merwe currently being reviewed by the Institute of Management Accountants as a Statement on Management Accounting (SMA). And earlier in July 2009, the Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Clinton participated as a task member for the International Good Practice Guidance: Evaluating and Improving Costing in Organizations and its companion document, Evaluating the Costing Journey: A Costing Levels Continuum Maturity Model providing insights on universal costing principles.

In addition to his full-time teaching and research, Dr. Clinton serves as: Contributing Editor for Strategic Cost Management and Senior Content Advisor to the IMA’s Research Centre of Excellence; member of the ICMA Board of Regents (regulators of the CMA exam); and as an Editorial Board Member of Strategic Finance and Management Accounting Quarterly. He is also Associate Editor for Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research.

Dr. Clinton’s credentials include published articles in the following academic and professional journals:

  • Advances in Accounting
  • Advances in Management Accounting
  • Behavioral Research in Accounting
  • Corporate Finance Review
  • Journal of Accounting Education
  • Journal of Cost Management
  • Journal of Strategic Performance Measurement
  • Management Accounting/Strategic Finance
  • Management Accounting Quarterly
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

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