Associate Professor Robert Yetman receives the CalCPAs 2012 Outstanding Educator Award from Charles Osaki, a principal at RBZ, LLP, and co-chair of CalCPA’s Accounting Education Committee.
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UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Wins CalCPA’s Outstanding Accounting Educator Award
Robert Yetman Honored After Statewide Nomination Process

DAVIS (June 25,  2012) – The UC Davis Graduate School of Management announced today that Associate Professor Robert Yetman has been named as one of 2012’s Outstanding Accounting Educators by the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA). Yetman was presented with a plaque and a cash award during a ceremony at the CalCPA council meeting in Napa on June 22.

Yetman was chosen as a winner of the annual award in a nomination process by the 40,000 members of CalCPA, the nation’s largest state accounting organization and the largest CPA association in California.

Two recipients were selected by CalCPA’s Accounting Education Committee, which reviews nominations. The criteria includes: demonstrated excellence in teaching, mentoring and educational innovation; published academic or professional articles or books for accounting classes; and significant involvement in professional or academic societies.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by the CalCPA with the Outstanding Accounting Educator of the year award,” said Yetman, who is a CPA and member of the organization. “I sincerely thank those who nominated and voted for me.”

Yetman, who joined the Graduate School of Management in 2003, is a six-time recipient of the school’s professor of the year teaching award. He is an expert in corporate tax, financial accounting, income tax, United States and international financial accounting, and nonprofit accounting and tax issues.

Yetman’s research has been published extensively in top accounting journals, and he serves as associate editor of Accounting Horizons, on the editorial board of The Accounting Review, as well as a reviewer for 10 accounting and tax journals. He also consults for the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), the nation’s second largest public pension fund. Based on his scholarship and teaching, Yetman will be promoted to full professor on July 1.

University of California President Mark Yudof appointed Yetman to the California Ethics Curriculum Committee, a committee responsible for determining the State of California’s CPA ethics educational requirements.

Yetman has spearheaded the Graduate School of Management’s new Master of Professional Accountancy degree program that begins this fall. It will be the first University of California master’s degree in accounting that meets a new state requirement of an additional year of post-secondary education before a candidate can become a CPA in California.

“Bob Yetman is a true pillar of strength for the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, both in terms of his teaching and research,” said Steven C. Currall, dean of the management school. “He has shown extraordinary leadership in leading the launch of our new master’s degree in accounting. The award to Bob is well deserved.”

About the UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Dedicated to preparing innovative leaders for global impact, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is consistently ranked among the premier business schools in the United States and internationally. The school’s faculty members are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, the school provides a bold, innovative approach to management education to 110 full-time MBA students at the UC Davis campus and nearly 400 part-time MBA students in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. A Master of Professional Accountancy degree program launches this fall.

Media contacts:

Digital photo of Associate Professor Yetman available on request.

Tim Akin, Graduate School of Management, (916) 402-9270,

Karen Nikos, UC Davis News Service, (530) 752-6101,