Churyk named William Doyle Endowed Professor in Accountancy

Natalie T. Churyk
Natalie T. Churyk

The NIU College of Business has announced that Natalie T. Churyk, professor of accountancy, has been appointed the William Doyle Endowed Professor in Accountancy.

Churyk completed her Ph.D. at University South Carolina in 2001 and joined the NIU faculty shortly thereafter.

She teaches in the Masters of Accounting Science (Leadership) program, specifically graduate accounting research. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Accounting Education and serves on a number of state and national committees relating to education and student initiatives within the accounting arena.

She will start a two-year term as president of the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Section of the American Accounting Association in August of 2016. Her primary research interests include financial reporting, education and fraud.

Alumnus and successful businessman William F. Doyle (B.S. Business Administration, 1959) was an analyst at Amoco Oil for decades.

He was a private and quiet man who never married and had an interest in coin collecting. When he passed away in 2011, he left his estate to NIU, which totaled more than $1 million. His coin collection was his window to the world, and has now become his legacy for NIU and the Department of Accountancy.

William Doyle
William F. Doyle

“Dr. Churyk is an extremely accomplished professor and researcher,” said Rebecca Shortridge, Kieso Endowed Chair of Accountancy.

“Dr. Churyk, a prolific writer, is devoted to helping students learn. Many of her articles are case studies developed with professionals that help prepare her students to begin their accounting careers. We are very honored to have her on our staff, teaching students at NIU. Our accountancy program is one of the best in the world because of great faculty, like Dr. Churyk.”

The NIU Department of Accountancy is one of 173 accountancy programs that has earned the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accounting accreditation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels out of more than 1,000 accountancy programs nationwide.

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