MBA News: Kenan-Flagler Announces New Dean

On February 1, Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation Douglas Shackelford will take over as the new dean of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School. Shackelford will replace John P. Evans, who has served as interim dean of the school since July 2013—when Kenan-Flagler’s former dean, James Dean, Jr., was made provost.

“Doug is uniquely qualified to serve as the next dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler,” stated the school’s provost in a press release from the school, adding, “He is a seasoned academic leader and an internationally recognized scholar and business educator.”

Shackelford has served as associate dean of the school’s online program, MBA@UNC, since 2010, and previously as senior associate dean for academic affairs (2003 to 2007) and associate dean of the Master of Accounting Program from (1998 to 2002). He is also the director and founder of the UNC Tax Center and a research associate in public economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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