Dr. Gary McGill, Director of the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida, was awarded the Federation of Schools of Accountancy/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award for 2014.
The intent of the Faculty Merit Award is to recognize and reward an outstanding faculty member teaching in a post-baccalaureate program offered by an FSA member school. The FSA strives to promote and support accredited graduate programs in accounting in order to achieve quality and innovation in accounting education.
Criteria used for selecting award recipients include curriculum or program development, participation in student activities, service to the school, participation in professional activities and external relations related to post-baccalaureate accounting education and leadership.
Professor McGill is a CPA and spent several years in practice at Ernst & Whinney in Dallas before earning his PhD at Texas Tech University in 1988 and joining the faculty at the University of Florida. He teaches various graduate and undergraduate tax and accounting courses, including a graduate course in international taxation. Professor McGill has published over 50 journal articles, book chapters, or research reports. He provided invited testimony to the Senate Finance Committee hearings on Enron in 2003, is the co-author of several books, including U.S. Tax Aspects of Doing Business Abroad (AICPA), and is the recipient of competitive research grants from Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse, the AICPA, the Andrus Foundation, Fannie Mae’s Housing Policy Research Division, the National Association of Realtors, and the National Homebuilder’s Association.
Professor McGill has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of the American Taxation Association and Advances in Taxation and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Accounting Literature. He has served on the boards of several national professional organizations and is past President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy. He was the inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Faculty Award in 2015 from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University.
Professor McGill has received numerous teaching awards at UF and he is a frequent lecturer on international tax, federal tax, and accounting for income taxes for academic, government, and professional organizations.