Dr. David Ashby was recently named the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education award given annually by the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Ashby was presented the award by former colleague Dr. Terrye Stinson, the Blanchard Professor of Accounting at Southern Arkansas University, at an awards ceremony held in Little Rock on December 3. Ashby is the former Peoples Bank Professor of Finance and Economics at SAU, where he recently retired after 23 years of service. He primarily taught courses in the areas of income taxation, estate planning and retirement planning.
“I was very fortunate that I got to teach at the university where I earned my undergraduate degree,” said Ashby. “I actually got to work with many of my former professors, and I got to teach in subject areas that I find absolutely fascinating.”
Ashby is the previous recipient of the SAU Excellence in Teaching award, SAU Excellence in Research award and the SAU Honor Professor award. He has served on a number of committees with the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards in Washington, D.C.
Ashby has also published research in a number of professional journals and was a guest columnist for the Texarkana Gazette for 8 years. He continues to work at Mustard Seed Wealth Management with a team of seven former SAU students.