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Western Illinois University accounting Professor Martin Coe was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Educator Award by the Illinois CPA (certified public accountant) Society.
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Martin Coe Awarded 2015 Outstanding Educator Award

June 16, 2015

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MACOMB, IL - - Western Illinois University accounting Professor Martin Coe recently was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Educator Award by the Illinois CPA (certified public accountant) Society (ICPAS). Coe accepted the award at the June 10 Leadership Recognition Dinner.

According to ICPAS, the award recognizes Illinois educators at the community college, college or university level who excel in leadership and teaching, and who make continuous and outstanding contributions to accounting education in the state.

"I am honored to receive the Illinois CPA Society's 2015 Outstanding Educator Award," said Coe. "I am fortunate to be part of Western Illinois University's outstanding accounting program, which includes great students and great colleagues."

While Coe teaches upper-division accounting courses, his position also includes research and service responsibilities. His research has been published in professional and academic journals, such as the "Journal of Accounting Education" and "Fraud Magazine." His specialty areas include accounting, accounting information systems and information systems auditing, and he has more than 30 years of experience with several executive management positions in the areas of accounting, finance, auditing and information systems.

At Western, Coe is a member of the WIU College of Business and Technology (CBT) Computing and Technology Committee and several committees in the WIU Department of Accounting and Finance, including the committees of Curriculum, Personnel, Strategic Planning and Graduate. He is also the faculty advisor for the WIU-Quad Cities campus' Beta Alpha Psi chapter.

Coe received his doctorate in business administration, MBA and bachelor's degree in accounting from St. Ambrose University. He is a licensed certified public accountant, certified information systems auditor, certified management accountant, certified government financial manager and chartered global management accountant.

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