Renato Ferreira Leitão Azevedo

RAzavedo2Renato is a PhD Student in Educational Psychology (Cognitive Science of Teaching and Learning) at the College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a M.Sc. in Accounting Education & Research from University of Sao Paulo and Bachelor’s degrees in Information Systems and Accounting. At Illinois, he serves as Research Assistant at Beckman Institute. He worked as Program Coordinator for the 2013 Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary Educators on behalf of the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Center for Global Studies (CGS) and Research Assistant for the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS). Previously he also served as Student Senator (ISS) and Member of the U-C Senate Committee on Graduate and Professional Student Affairs.

Renato is a MBA FIPECAFI Instructor for Business Strategy Games and Management Accounting Cases Courses and Research Fellow at University of Sao Paulo (USP) since 2009. He served as Assistant Coordinator from 2008 to 2012 the FIPSE-CAPES Grant (US Department of Education and Brazilian Ministry of Education), to establish an education consortium between the U.S. (UIUC & UMN) and Brazil (USP & University of Brasilia). Among other experiences, he was a Visiting Graduate Student at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Visiting Scholar at Mercer University (Atlanta, GA), with research grants from these institutions (2008/2009, 2010, 2010-2011). He has published scholarly papers in Argentina, Brazil, France, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, and U.S., and lectures at universities in the Brazil, Mexico, U.S., and South Korea. He is the author of “Accountants: career development, perceptions and social role”  (in Portuguese, ISBN: 9788539607358), and co-author of a best-selling book in Brazil (4th edition) in Applied Informatics for Business and Accounting Majors, with Edgard B. Cornacchione Jr.