Pamela A. Smith, CPA, Ph.D., is the KPMG Professor of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University. She earned her MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas, Ph.D. from the University of North Texas, and a CPA (inactive) in Texas. Professor Smith has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin and the Helsinki School of Business and Economics.
In her teaching, Professor Smith maintains a practical perspective by drawing from her years in public accounting and training as a Big Eight audit manager and stays abreast of current issues by utilizing sabbaticals. During recent sabbaticals, she studied fair value measurements, business valuations, and accounting for derivatives and hedging activities.
Ph.D., University of North Texas, Accounting
M.B.A., University of Texas-Dallas, Finance
B.S., Ferris State University, Accountancy
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