Stephen is the author or editor of 31 books and has written more than 100 articles. He serves on the editorial board of 14 research journals, has served on the advisory council of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and was a public member of the planning committee of the AICPA's Auditing Standards Board. From 1981 to 2009, he was a member of the executive committee/board of the European Accounting Association. Since 1991, he has been a member of the academic panel of the UK's Accounting Standards Board/Corporate Reporting Council, and from 1991 to 2002, he served as International Research Adviser to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. From 1961 to 1978, Stephen was on the faculty at Tulane University. He has taught at Rice University since 1978, has lectured in more than 55 countries, and holds three honorary doctorates. He was editor of The Accounting Review in 1978-83 and president of the American Accounting Association (AAA) in 1985-86. In 1988, he received the AAA's Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, and received the Outstanding International Accounting Educator Award in 1999 from the AAA's International Accounting Section. In 2017, he received the AAA's Lifetime Service Award. Stephen is one of a few two-time recipients of the Hourglass Award from the Academy of Accounting Historians. In 2002, he was inducted as the 70th member of the Accounting Hall of Fame of Ohio State University. His numerous other honours include being made an ICAS Honorary Research Fellow by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland; receiving the inaugural Anthony G. Hopwood Award for Academic Leadership from the European Accounting Association, and honorary memberships in CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. In 2011, the International Federation of Accountants gave Stephen its inaugural IFAC International Gold Service Award, and in 2014 he was inducted as a corresponding academic in the Royal Academy of Doctors (today the Royal European Academy of Doctors), in Barcelona, Spain.