Newsline: Award for Kelly Pope and Rick Salisbury
DePaul Associate Professor Kelly Pope and Video Producer Rick Salisbury have won the 2012 Mark Chain/Federation of Schools of Accountancy Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award for their video documentary, “Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crimes.” Sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the annual award is designed to recognize exceptional graduate accounting course practices and resources. Recipients present their work at the national Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting and the AICPA also makes the award winning resources available to accounting educators. The documentary features interviews with white-collar criminals and explores their motivations for committing financial crimes. It has been shown to students studying accounting at DePaul and other business schools around the country, as well as to accounting professionals. This is the second accounting industry award for the documentary producing duo. In May, Pope and Salisbury won a Contribution to Teaching Award from the Professionalism and Ethics Committee of the American Accounting Association.