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Linda Nichols

Dean, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Linda Nichols is Dean at the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and formerly, she was an Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs for the Collins College of Business at the University of Tulsa. Prior to joining the faculty at Tulsa, she was the Director of Accounting Programs at Texas Tech University for more than 21 years. She has also worked for an international accounting firm in Houston as part of the oil and gas industry audit division and later joined Columbia Gas Development, an exploration and production company. She is heavily involved with the oil industry through consulting and training for oil companies worldwide. She has led industry training in Angola, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ecuador, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Hungary, Russia, Brazil, Morocco, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States, and has spoken at several national conferences, including the North American Petroleum Accounting Conference and the AICPA Oil and Gas Industry Conference.

Dr. Nichols also received the 2007 Texas Society of CPAs' Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the American Woman's Society of CPAs, served as President of the South Plains Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), and served as President of the Lubbock Chapter of the American Woman's Society of CPAs.

Education:
Ph.D., Accounting & Finance, Louisiana State University
B.B.A., University of New Orleans, cum laude

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