During the 2019 AAA Annual Meeting, I approached Bill Pasewark with an idea for a themed issue focused on providing an agenda of timely accounting education research questions. The intent was to reinvigorate the community of current accounting education researchers and to inspire others to engage in accounting education research. As Bill so aptly states in his introduction, “All those in academic accounting have an inherent interest in the results of accounting education research and, potentially, each of us can perform accounting education research ourselves.”

This objective has taken on new urgency as universities grapple with the effects of a pandemic. Faculty are being challenged to deliver education in new ways. Students are experiencing the reality of difficult courses without the same face-to-face contact that many prefer. Accounting programs are contending with ever more declining enrollments and heightened budget pressures. The effects of these changes have reverberating effects on individual...

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