Gloria McVay
Gloria McVay, professor of accounting at Winona State University, has received the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award for her collaboration on the workbook “Accounting in the Lean Enterprise.”

The award will be presented May 4-8, 2015, during the 27th Shingo International Conference Awards Gala.

“Accounting in the Lean Enterprise” is a workbook designed to provide a clearer understanding of the fundamentals of strategic lean philosophy. It introduces methods for providing relevant, timely and actionable information to the decision makers in a lean environment. The workbook provides real-world examples and addresses popular questions about lean implementations.

McVay is currently department chair and professor of accounting at Winona State University (Minn.). She earned a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Kentucky, and a B.S. and MBA from Minnesota State University, Mankato. McVay also received the Excellence in Lean Accounting Professor Award from Lean Enterprise Institute in 2007.

McVay’s primary areas of research and practice include lean accounting, lean in healthcare and improvements in instrumental design for a variety of learners. She has presented her research at numerous international conferences in the U.S., Mexico and Europe.

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