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Douglas Shackelford

Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation


CB 3490 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490

Douglas A. Shackelford served as dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler from 2014-2022. He is a seasoned academic leader, business education innovator and internationally recognized scholar.

An award-winning researcher and teacher, his work focuses on taxes and business strategy. His current areas of interest include the effects of shareholder taxes on equity prices, taxation of multinationals and disclosure of corporate tax information.

Dr. Shackelford served as the first associate dean of MBA@UNC, the innovative online MBA program, from 2010 until he became dean on Feb. 1, 2014. He served as senior associate dean for academic affairs from 2003-2007, and associate dean of the Master of Accounting Program from 1998-2002.

He is the former director of the UNC Tax Center, which he founded in 2001.

Dr. Shackelford is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has published widely in accounting, economics, finance and law journals.

He has held visiting faculty positions at Stanford University, Universiteit Maastricht in the Netherlands and Oxford University.

A CPA, he was a senior tax consultant with Arthur Andersen in Boston and Greensboro from 1981-85.

He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and his BSBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler.

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Accounting Business education Tax

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