COBA professor first recipient of the Welch Business FellowshipPosted April 04, 2013
Dr. Paul Wertheim, professor of accounting, has been named the first recipient of the Welch Business Fellowship from ACU's College of Business Administration (COBA).
The fellowship will be funded by a portion of earnings from the Louie Welch Chair of Management, an endowment in memory of Louie Welch, former member of the ACU Board of Trustees and former Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. The award will be given yearly, in an amount determined by the dean and as the endowment's earnings allow.
“Louie Welch was devoted to the service of his community and was a particularly great friend, alumnus and servant to ACU and COBA," Wertheim says. "Receiving this fellowship in his name is a great honor.”
The fellowship will provide one year of funding for faculty development and research for teacher-scholars who have served COBA for 15 years or longer.
“The support this award provides for the preparation of future teaching and research is greatly appreciated and is proof of the importance ACU places on teaching and research," Wertheim says. "On a practical level, this award will be used to support one of my current research projects, 'Evaluating an Auditor’s Effectiveness in Assessing Going-Concern Status for Public Companies.'”
Wertheim will receive the first fellowship for his outstanding record of academic, scholarly and teaching accomplishments. He will continue in his teaching role in the Department of Accounting and Finance while he serves as the inaugural Welch Fellow in 2013-14.