On April 26, the Department of Accounting celebrated the long and distinguished career of accounting Professor Paul Newman. Retiring this year, he says goodbye to 30 years of teaching and over 40 years of being on The University of Texas at Austin campus. After receiving his BBA from Texas Tech University in 1972 and his MBA from North Texas State University in 1974, Paul Newman arrived on the Forty Acres to pursue his Ph.D. in Accounting. He liked The University of Texas so much that he never left!

In a long and distinguished career as an accounting professor, Paul has made numerous contributions to the profession. He has influenced the thinking of generations of students, contributed significantly to the accounting literature and provided strong and effective leadership in the college.

He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Texas Blazers Faculty Excellence Award in 2009, The Undergraduate Business Council Faculty Roll in 2008 and being selected as a finalist for the Texas Exes Teaching Award in 2006. In addition, he has held Dean positions for both McCombs and The University of Texas, always a high honor.

His research has been published in respected journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, and the Review of Accounting Studies to name a few.

As hard as it is for us to say goodbye, we can’t imagine the difficulty of leaving campus where he has spent a majority of his life and career. A lifelong cowboy, it’s only fitting we say:
So long, partner!