The Illinois CPA Society has selected Deborah L. Lindberg, DBA, MBA, CPA as one of three professors receiving the 2009 Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes Illinois educators at a community college, college or university who excel in their leadership and teaching, and who have made continuous and outstanding contributions to accounting education in the state.
Lindberg, a Professor in the Department of Accounting at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois joined the faculty in 1997. She earned a doctorate from Boston University, an MBA from Florida Atlantic University and a BA from the University of Northern Iowa. A member of numerous professional and academic organizations, including Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Internal Auditors, she has received many honors and awards, among them several Department of Accounting Outstanding Performance Awards for teaching, service and scholarly productivity, and the Arthur H. Winakor Award for the Outstanding Accounting Faculty Member of the Year for both the 1998-99 and 2002-02 academic years.
Lindberg’s research is currently focused on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). She has published in numerous academic and professional journals, including The International Journal of Accounting, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Issues in Accounting Education, The CPA Journal, Internal Auditor, Today’s CPA, the Journal of Insurance Regulation, and the National Public Accountant.
In the award nomination materials, one of her former students cited Lindberg for the “personal perspective” she shared and another said “her use of practical and realistic examples is what sets her teaching style apart from other professors.”