Aleksandra (“Ally”) B. Zimmerman, who this fall joins the nationally ranked NIU Department of Accountancy as an assistant professor, received the 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Award for Innovation in Accounting Education from the American Accounting Association.
Her study examined the impact of audit partner Big 4 experience on audit pricing in the non-Big 4 firm audit market.
Zimmerman earned her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her MSA at Kent State University and her BSBA (Accountancy) at John Carroll University.
Prior to entering academia, she worked in public accounting for a regional CPA firm in Cleveland, working on audits, tax compliance and business valuations.