Dean, University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School
International Research Fellow
Douglas A. Shackelford has served as Dean of the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School since 2014 and a member of the faculty since 1990. Doug is the Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation, has served as the school’s Senior Associate Dean, Associate Dean for its Master of Accounting program, was its founding Associate Dean for MBA@UNC, created the UNC Tax Center, and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. His research and teaching address taxes and business strategy with particular expertise in international taxes, shareholder distributions, and the interaction of taxes and financial reporting. He has published widely in accounting, economics, finance, and law journals and testified several times before Congress and other policymaking bodies. He has held visiting professorships at Stanford University, Oxford University, and Universiteit Maastricht. Professor Shackelford has two degrees in business administration - a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.