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 performance measurement and performance evaluation.
Dr. Black has authored or co-authored research accepted for publication in Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Science, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, 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 and in contracting.
Business Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis (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.