W. Eugene Seago, professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, was recently named the Curling Professor in Accounting and Information Systems by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Established in 2008 through a gift from Douglas C. Curling, who earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech, the Curling Professorship in Accounting and Information Systems is intended to help the college recruit and retain outstanding scholars in accounting and to also honor Curling’s father, Calvin T. Curling, and uncle, James C. Curling, who also attended Virginia Tech.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1970, Seago is a nationally recognized expert in the area of tax accounting. He has published more than 175 books and articles in this area. In addition, he has served as a consultant to the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Seago was named the Outstanding Tax Educator of 2008 by the American Tax Association.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, American Taxation Association, and Virginia Bar Association. Seago received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, an MBA from Florida State University, and a law degree and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.