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Meet Our Faculty

Meet some of the faculty currently teaching in the Master of Accounting Program.

  • Jana Raedy

    Jana Smith Raedy

    Associate Dean, Master of Accounting Program, Ernst & Young Scholar in Accounting and Associate Professor of Accounting

    Jana teaches various financial reporting courses, including Financial Reporting B and Financial Research. She also teaches Leadership: Professionalism and Team Building in Today's Diverse Business Environment. Jana researches stock market trading strategies as well as price pressures in the stock market. In addition, she studies a variety of topics related to international accounting issues. She has worked as a CPA, primarily in the tax and consulting areas. Learn more about Jana.

  • Jeff Abarbanell

    Jeffrey Abarbanell

    Associate Professor of Accounting

    Jeff teaches Fair Value Methods & Reporting, one of the MAC elective courses. His areas of expertise include fundamental analysis and earnings management, financial statement analysis, analyst forecasting, valuation and accounting in transition-to-market economies.

  • Tamara Barringer

    Tamara Barringer

    Assistant Professor of Legal Studies

    As the former managing partner of the Barringer Law Firm, LLP, Tamara has over 25 years of experience in estate and tax planning, estate administration, and business and commercial law, serving entrepreneurial business clients. She teaches many legal courses for the MAC students throughout the year, including part two of Leadership, Ethics and Professionalism, one of the MAC core courses. She also teaches Contracts & Business Law, Commercial Law, Corporations and Securities Regulation, and Agency and Unincorporated Organizations.

  • Chatterjee

    Debabroto (Dave) Chatterjee

    Associate Professor, Department of Management Information Systems, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

    Dave teaches Accounting Information Systems, one of the courses in the audit track. His research interests include Leveraging the strategic potential of Internet and Web related (platform-independent) technologies, measuring the impact of IT investments on firm performance and the role of IS leadership in creating an IT-conducive organizational climate.

  • Larry Chavis

    Larry Chavis

    Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

    Larry teaches Microeconomics, a course that is part of the MAC Functional Requirements taught in the summer. He researches how weak institutions in developing countries pose challenges for new business formation. He is also studying how organizational design affects the delivery of development aid to rural communities and small-scale entrepreneurs in Indonesia.

  • Travis Day

    Travis Day

    Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

    Travis teaches in the information and technology management area. He researched, designed and teaches a Business Computing Skills course. He teaches Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling, one of the MAC elective courses.

  • Lynn Dikolli

    Lynn Dikolli

    Assistant Professor of Accounting

    Lynn teaches many of the key audit and assurance services courses including Auditing & Assurance Services, Applied Audit and Advanced Audit. Lynn worked with KPMG in Canada, Europe and Bermuda in its audit and risk management practices and in its national and international head offices.

  • Courtney Edwards

    Courtney Edwards

    Associate Professor of Accounting

    Courtney teaches many key taxation classes including Tax Research and International Tax. She also teaches Introduction to Business Tax, a course that is part of the MAC Functional Requirements taught in the summer. She specializes in employee stock options and taxes as well as taxes and business strategy.

  • Noah Eisenkraft

    Noah Eisenkraft

    Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

    Noah teaches Negotiations, one of the MAC elective courses. He studies how people perceive and react to one another in organizations. Recently, he has examined how individual differences in “affective presence” influence team functioning and performance, the accuracy of first impressions, why some individuals are better negotiators than others, and the relationship between emotion-perception and emotion-recognition skill.

  • Diego Garcia

    Diego Garcia

    Associate Professor of Finance

    Diego teaches Introduction to Derivatives and Securities Markets, one of the MAC elective courses. His research includes financing and investment policies under asymmetric information, agency theory, markets for information, informational efficiency in financial markets, and computational approaches to optimal investment problems.

  • John Hand

    John R. M. Hand

    H. Allen Andrew Distinguished Professor

    John teaches Introduction to Financial Accounting, a course that is part of the MAC Functional Requirements taught in the summer. He also teaches Financial Statement Analysis, one of the MAC elective courses. He is a former management consultant with Deloitte in London. John's current research centers on return predictive signals, hedge fund performance, academic discovery, and venture-backed companies.

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    Patricia Harms

    Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication

    Patty teaches Professional Communication, one of the MAC core courses. Her research interests of Patricia Harms are visual rhetoric and slide design, performance feedback, online learning and revision in business writing.

  • Dave Hofmann

    David A. Hofmann

    Hugh L. McColl Distinguished Professor and Area Chair of Organizational Behavior

    Dave teaches Part 1 of Leadership, Ethics, and Professionalism, one of the MAC core courses. His research investigates organizational climates, organizational change, leadership and modeling the influence of organizational factors on individual behavior and performance.

  • Hohn

    Gregory Hohn

    Senior Lecturer, Management and Corporate Communication

    Greg teaches Applied Improvisation, one of the MAC elective courses. He started teaching his communications course, “Applied Improv,” at UNC Kenan-Flagler in 2000, and has received numerous teaching awards. In 1989, Greg joined Transactors Improv, the South’s oldest improvisational theater, based in Chapel Hill. He became company director in 1996. He has worked as an actor and director in film, television, radio, scripted theater, and corporate and industrial media. He also has worked as a journalist and editor.

  • Ed Maydew

    Edward Maydew

    David E. Hoffman Distinguished Professor of Accounting

    Ed teaches Deloitte Corporate Taxation, one of the MAC core courses. His research interests includes tax strategy, financial accounting, corporate taxation, economic effects of taxation and the role of accounting information in valuation.

  • James Johnson

    James H. Johnson, Jr.

    Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise; William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

    Jim teaches Managing Workplace Diversity, one of the MAC elective courses. His research interests include community and economic development, the effects of demographic changes on the U.S. workplace, inter-ethnic minority conflict in advanced industrial societies, urban poverty and public policy in urban America, and workforce diversity issues.

  • CJ Skender

    C.J. Skender

    Professor of Accounting

    C.J. teaches Introduction to Managerial Accounting, one of the MAC Functional Requirements taught in the summer. He also teaches Cost Accounting and Accounting for Mergers & Acquisitions. He worked as an auditor for Deloitte Haskins and Sells in Philadelphia. He has attained 11 professional designations in accounting, financial planning, insurance and management: CPA, CMA, CCA, CIA, ChFC, CLU, CFP, AIAF, CFE, CFM and CBM.

  • Tate

    Geoffrey Tate

    Associate Professor of Finance

    Geoffrey teaches Behavioral Finance, one of the MAC elective courses. The primary research interests of finance professor Geoffrey Tate are in the areas of empirical corporate finance and behavioral finance. His work explores the effect of managerial biases on corporate investment and financing decisions.

  • Tisdale

    Judy Jones Tisdale

    Professor and Associate Program Director of Management and Corporate Communication

    Judy teaches Professional Communication, one of the MAC core courses. Her current research involves academic service-learning, business presentations and accounting communication. She is the author of the 2005 book, "Effective Business Presentations."

  • Karen Trott

    Karen Trott

    Lecturer of Accounting

    Karen teaches Taxation of Flow-Through Entities: Partnerships and SCorps, a course that is part of the tax track.

  • Stephen Stubben

    Stephen Stubben

    Sarah Graham Kenan Scholar and Assistant Professor of Accounting

    Stephen teaches Financial Reporting A, one of the MAC Functional Requirements taught in the summer. His current research focuses primarily on accounting standards, firms’ application of these standards, the quality of the resulting accounting information, and how that information is used in business decisions.

  • Sean Wang

    Sean Wang

    Assistant Professor of Accounting

    Sean teaches Financial Management, one of the MAC Functional Requirements taught in the summer. He also teaches Advanced Finance for Accountants, one of the MAC elective courses. His research interests include capital markets, behavioral finance and the behaviors of arbitrageurs, earnings management and intangibles.

  • Wright

    Courtney Wright

    Director of the Business Communication Center and Lecturer of Management and Corporate Communication

    Courtney teaches Success in the U.S., an elective in the MAC Program, and Professional Communication, one of the MAC core courses. Courtney Wright is director of the Business Communication Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler, which helps students refine their communication skills. The Business Communication Center is part of the Management & Corporate Communication Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler. It is a School-wide resource serving BSBA, MBA, MBA for Executives, MAC, and PhD students. Wright works with graduate consultants to offer free, one-on-one and group consultations and workshops that address both written and spoken communication.

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