For his retirement reception at the Historic Academy of Medicine, Eugene Comiskey was joined by many of his colleages at Georgia Tech College of Management.
Published on: 04-25-2012
Georgia Tech College of Management
recently celebrated the career of Eugene Comiskey, who retired after 32 years
on the faculty.
A professor of accounting, Comiskey held
the Fuller E. Callaway Chair and served as senior associate dean for faculty
and research from 2002 to 2007.
During his years at Tech, he was
recognized seven times as Professor of the Year by the Graduate Students in
Management organization. In
1999, he was recognized as the Educator of the Year by the Georgia Society of
CPAs. Georgia Tech awarded him the Class of 1940 W. Roane Beard Outstanding
Teacher Award in 2008.
addition to numerous articles published in leading journals, Comiskey has
co-authored four books with his Georgia Tech colleague, accounting professor Charles
Mulford. One of these, The Financial Numbers Game: Detecting Creative
Accounting Practices, won major media attention in 2002 in the wake of
enormous accounting scandals at Enron and other corporate giants.
more than 25 years, Comiskey worked with commercial banks, both in the United
States as well as in Europe and Asia, in the design and delivery of educational
programs to improve the financially-oriented credit analysis skills of lenders.
who served from 1954 to 1957 as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, earned his
PhD from Michigan State University. He began his academic career at Purdue University,
where he worked from 1965 to 1980. During his years there, he twice received the Outstanding Professor
Award in the Graduate Management Program.
Comiskey has served terms as the director of research for the American Accounting
Association and president of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of
the American Accounting Association. Gene
has also served two terms on the editorial review board of The Accounting
Review, including one in an associate editor role. He has also served a term on
the editorial review board of Issues in Accounting Education and two
terms on the editorial review board of Accounting Horizons—both journals
of the American Accounting Association.
Comiskey's professional qualifications include both Certified
Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
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