Dr. Dirk E. Black earned his Ph.D. in business administration with a specialization in accounting from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He also earned his master of accountancy at Brigham Young University and holds a CPA designation. Prior to working at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, he was an assistant professor of business administration in the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He worked as an audit associate for KPMG, LLP before entering academia. His research interests include financial reporting and performance measurement and evaluation. Dr. Black has authored or co-authored research accepted for publication in Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Science, Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Accounting & Finance, and Research in Accounting Regulation. He is also a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.
Seminar in Financial Accounting (ACCT 803) - The economic characteristics of accounting information as they relate to the role played by financial accounting reports in allocating capital.
Seminar in Financial Accounting (ACCT 808) - Provides a broad framework for using financial statement analysis to evaluate a firm's business operations and to predict its future condition using concepts and principles learned in previous accounting and finance courses.
UNL College of Business Distinguished Teaching Award, 2020
AAA Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2020
Journal of Management Accounting Research Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2019
AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2019
AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2018
AAA Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award, 2017
AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2017
AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, Excellence in Reviewing Award, 2016
Certificate in College Teaching, Duke University, 2014
AAA Deloitte Doctoral Consortium Participant, 2013
AAA Representative to the 2013 AFAANZ Doctoral Symposium, 2013
AAA Southeast Regional Meeting, Best 3rd Year Doctoral Student Paper, 2012
Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellow, 2012