Dr. Fischman has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in legal education
NEW YORK, NY, February 7, 2018 — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Myrna L. Fischman, Ph.D., CPA, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Fischman celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 55 years of industry experience to her credit, Dr. Fischman has worked as the director of the Center for Accounting & Tax Education at LIU Brooklyn since 1986, director of the School of Professional Accountancy at LIU Brooklyn since 1984, professor of accounting taxation and law at Long Island University since 1979, and as a self-employed accountant since 1960. She has served Long Island University as a coordinator for Graduate Capstone Courses from 1982 to 1986, adviser from 1970 to 1979, professor from 1970 to 1979, and chairman of the Department of Accounting.
Prior to these appointments, Dr. Fischman held multiple positions for the Queens District Attorney’s Office, including community fellowship coordinator from 1970 to 1971, chief accountant from 1969 to 1970, investigator of rackets from 1969 to 1970, and chief accountant investigator from 1954 to 1970. Previously, she was the instructor of accounting at the Borough of Manhattan Community College from 1963 to 1966, vice adviser for Central Commercial High School from 1963 to 1966, teacher of accounting for Central Commercial High School from 1960 to 1963, and assistant to controller for Sam Goody, Inc.
Before embarking on her professional path, Dr. Fischman pursued an education at Baruch College, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1960. She followed this accomplishment with a Master of Science in 1964, also at Baruch College. She concluded her studies at New York University, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in 1976. In 1964, Dr. Fischman was certified as a public accountant by the State of New York.
Beyond her efforts within the field, Dr. Fischman has contributed to numerous endeavors outside of her professional circles. She has served on the educational task force for AJC since 1972, the supervisory committee for the LOMTO Federal Credit Union since 1983, the subcommittee on business education of the economic development and marketing committee for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce since 1984, the New York City Department of Education since 1992, and both the business education advisory council and the accounting department advisory board for the Borough of Manhattan Community College since 1997. A lecturer for CPA tax seminars in 2017, Dr. Fischman has also held the roles of legislative advisory board member for New York State Assemblyman Dennis Butler from 1979 to 1997, chancellor for the Committee Against Discrimination in Education from 1976 to 1997, chairman of the consumer council for the Astoria Medical Center from 1980 to 1992, and editor of Eastern Business Educators Journal in 1988.
Appointed to the steering committee for the youth division of the New York County Democratic Committee from 1967 to 1968, Dr. Fischman was a women’s activities committee representative and national convention delegate for the Young Democrats of America in 1967. A special trustee of the Professor Leo Schloss Excellence in Accounting Scholarship, she has also held the roles of accounting society adviser and developer of the BS/MS accounting program at Long Island University, as well as adviser and accountant for the Institute for the Advancement of Criminal Justice. Furthermore, Dr. Fischman has worked as the treasurer of Breakfree, Inc., at the Lower East Side Preparatory School, as an accountant-consultant for the Coalition Development Corporation, as a pre-technology program research consultant for the New York City Board of Education, and as an accountant-consultant for the Interracial Council for Business Opportunities.
In addition to her primary trade, Dr. Fischman remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to her areas of expertise. She presently serves the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, including on the board of directors since 2005, the public relations committee since 1992, the auditing committee since 1991, the general committee on education in colleges and universities since 1991, and the Committee on Recruitment for CPA Careers since 1981. Additionally, she has been on the board of directors for the New York Chapter of the American Accounting Association since 1994, the board of directors for the LOMTO Federal Credit Union since 1989, the director of research and manuscripts for the American Accounting Association since 1985, and director of the Brooklyn Chapter for the Tax and Accounting Institute at Long Island University since 1984. Since 1983, Dr. Fischman served as director of the New York Chapter of the American Accounting Association, chairman of the supervisory committee at the Federal Credit Union, and director of the New York Chapter for the Institute of Management Accountants.
Dr. Fischman has additionally served as president of the Brooklyn Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants from 2001 to 2002, vice president of the Doctorate Association of New York Educators from 1975 to 1997, director of university relations for the New York Chapter for the Institute of Management Accountants from 1993 to 1994, and director of manuscripts for New York Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants from 1991 to 1992. Between 1989 and 1991, she was the president and president-elect for both the American Accounting Association and the Association of Government Accountants. Furthermore, Dr. Fischman also held the roles for director of public relations for the New York Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants from 1987 to 1988, director of professional development for the New York Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants from 1986 to 1987, treasurer of Delta Phi Epsilon in 1976, and vice president of government accountants for the American Accounting Association from 1973 to 1974.
An active participant for Financial Executives International, Dr. Fischman was the treasurer for the Graduate Students Organization at New York University from 1971 to 1973, the chairman for the community services committee with the Congregation Emanu-El of New York from 1967 to 1968, and co-chairman for the Annual Meeting of the National Eastern Section in the International Society for Business Education in 1967. She has also maintained involvement with the National Education Association, the American Association of University Professors, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the Young Alumni Association, the American Association of Junior Colleges and the Jewish Guild for the Blind. Dr. Fischman is also a member of JBI International, the Community Welfare Committee Association, the Friends of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Friends of the American Ballet Theatre and the Women’s City Club of New York.
In light of her exceptional undertakings, Dr. Fischman has accrued several accolades and honors throughout her impressive career. Most recently, she has received the Special Award for 40 Years of Service to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program with the Internal Revenue Service in 2014. She previously was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Soroptimist International in 1997, the Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants in the 1994-1995 fiscal year, and the Meritorious Service Award from the Community Service Society in 1969. She has also been recognized as an Industry Expert Honoree from 2016 to 2017, a Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian in 2018, and was featured in Marquis Magazine in 2017. Furthermore, Dr. Fischman has been selected for inclusion in many editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Dr. Fischman has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.