November 13, 2006

Janice Brightwell Cobb Receives Outstanding Accounting Educator Award


Janice Brightwell Cobb, CPA and accounting instructor at the Neeley School of Business at TCU, was awarded the 2006 Outstanding Accounting Educator by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. At a ceremony held October 20 during the TSCPA Accounting Education Conference, Cobb received a plaque and a $1,000 award provided by the TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation.

The statewide award honors Texas educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and who have distinguished themselves through active service to the accounting profession. Criteria include instructional innovation, student motivation, the pursuit of practical learning opportunities for students, involvement in student and professional accounting organizations and research accomplishments and publications.

During her career at TCU, Cobb has pioneered new teaching methods and developed additional classroom resources for various accounting courses. Though she has a reputation among students for teaching demanding classes
requiring a heavy workload, her course sections typically are the first to fill and
students rate her highly for instructional skills.

Cobb also spends more than 100 hours a year developing relationships with firms and businesses that hire TCU graduates, questioning them about the skills students need to be successful in the workplace and then incorporating that information into her courses. Her areas of expertise include financial accounting and reporting and accounting controls and systems. She received both her BBA and MBA from the Neeley School of Business at TCU.

TSCPA is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. The society has 20 local chapters statewide and 2,700 members, one of the largest in-state memberships of any state CPA society in America. TSCPA is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession.


Elaine Cole
Public Relations Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU