Edwards Business Building
25 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Phone: (306) 966-8401
Fax: (306) 966-2514
Fred Phillips is a professor and the George Baxter scholar at the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business, where he has taught and researched since earning a PhD in Accounting at the University of Texas at Austin in 1996. Professor Phillips teaches financial accounting and auditing at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research involves empirical studies of teaching and learning, and professional judgment and decision-making.
As a teacher, Fred has received many department, college, university, and national awards. He is a two-time recipient of the department’s teaching award in its Masters of Professional Accounting program, a three-time recipient of the college’s undergraduate teaching excellence award, and a two-time recipient of the university student union’s campus-wide teaching excellence award. The university recognized him with the title Master Teacher (in 2006) and the Provost’s Award for Innovation in Learning (in 2010). At the national level, the Canadian Academic Accounting Association has recognized him with the Teall Award for innovation in education (on two occasions), instructional case writing awards (on five occasions), and the L. S. Rosen Outstanding Educator award. Perhaps the crowning recognition of all was his selection into the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’s academy of 3M National Teaching Fellows in 2011—the highest honor for undergraduate teaching in Canada.
As a researcher and writer, Fred has published more than 30 articles and instructional cases in peer-reviewed journals, including Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Research, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Making. He also has published four textbooks with McGraw-Hill Education, including Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (with Bob and Pat Libby), which earned “Book of the Year” honors within McGraw-Hill’s Business and Economics division. His research has been recognized with the American Accounting Association’s Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award, as well as its Outstanding Research in Accounting Education Award (on three occasions).