Aaron Crabtree, Associate Professor of Accountancy, was presented the College Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University Honors Convocation Sunday, April 10, 2011. To win this award, Dr. Crabtree had to be nominated by his students and selected from all nominees presented to the Scholarships, Honors and Awards Committee. Dr. Crabtree said he “was surprised to be nominated” and “happy to get the award” as it is an honor.
A faculty member of the UNL School of Accountancy for the past seven years, Dr. Crabtree said accounting wasn’t his first choice when he entered Virginia Tech University. He began studying Engineering, considered Veterinary Medicine for large animals, then teaching high school math, followed by general business. He was introduced to accounting while taking general business courses and knew he’d found his calling. Dr. Crabtree discovered the joy of helping other students learn accounting while teaching as he worked on his Master’s Degree.
Dr. Crabtree, who came to UNL in 2004, teaches five courses for the School of Accountancy: Individual Tax Accounting, Corporate Tax Accounting, the Income Tax, Management Decisions (an online course), Research Seminar in Audit and Tax, and a new course this summer, Partnership Tax Accounting.