Rick Simpson, associate professor in the Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Accounting and Finance, has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education Award by the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.

The award is presented annually to individuals who distinguish themselves as outstanding full-time accounting educators, participate in scholarly research and contribute to professional organizations.

Serving as president of the North Shore Chapter of the LCPA, Simpson also has served the chapter as an at-large member of the board, secretary and treasurer. He has been involved in accounting education for nearly 30 years. A member of the accounting faculty at Southeastern since 1996, he previously taught at the University of Houston and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He briefly worked as a staff accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co. — currently KPMG — in San Antonio.

Simpson received his undergraduate and master’s degree from Baylor University and his doctorate in accounting from the University of Houston. He is a resident of Hammond.