Paquita Y. Davis-Friday, PhD the new Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Operations, effective December 1, 2017. She was the Executive Director of Graduate Programs in the Zicklin School of Business from April 2013 until December 2017 and an associate professor in the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy since January 2006. She earned her Ph.D. in accounting at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where her dissertation received the 1997 Outstanding International Accounting Dissertation Award from the American Accounting Association. Before entering the Ph.D. program, Dr. Davis-Friday worked as an auditor for Deloitte in Detroit and as a tax accountant for Deloitte in Ann Arbor and was certified in 1992 by the State of Michigan as a public accountant.

Prof. Davis-Friday has taught principles of financial accounting, intermediate accounting and auditing to undergraduate students, financial reporting to MBA students and an international accounting research seminar to doctoral students.

Prof. Davis-Friday’s primary research interests are executive compensation and pensions. Her work has been published in The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Contemporary Accounting Research and other international accounting journals.

Prof. Davis-Friday is an associate editor at the Journal of International Accounting Research. She is also a KPMG National Instructor.